City Cooling Centres

Keep cool at air-conditioned City facilities and libraries

On days when a humidex advisory or heat alert is declared, Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health advises people to:

  • Stay out of the sun
  • Drinks lots of water
  • Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours
  • Stay in air conditioned places

Seniors and young children are particularly at risk during heat and smog-related weather conditions. Residents are encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are okay, especially isolated adults and seniors, who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness.

In addition to using air-conditioned shopping malls and local libraries as places to cool off, City facilities are also open during a heat alert for those in need. Cooling Centres offer an air-conditioned place to rest indoors. Only service dogs are permitted inside the fenced areas of the pools.

During a heat alert, pets are allowed in the City’s designated air-conditioned cooling centre buildings under the following conditions:

  • be on a leash and under the owner’s control at all times
  • owners must clean up after their pets

Pets are not allowed in splash pads, wading pools or swimming pools due to health regulations.

Extended hours in the event of a heat alert

Air conditioned facilities

City hall
1 Carden Street
519-822-1260
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
West end Community Centre
21 Imperial Road South
519-837-5657
Monday-Friday 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Market Square
Interactive Water Feature
1 Carden Street
Daily 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
683 Woolwich Street
519-823-1291
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

 

Guelph Public Library

Main Branch
100 Norfolk Street
519-824-6220
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Bullfrog Mall Branch
380 Eramosa Road
519-829-4401
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

 

Scottsdale Centre Branch
650 Scottsdale Drive
519-829-4402
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
West End Branch
21 Imperial Road South
519-829-4403
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1–5 p.m.

 

Westminster Square Branch
100-31 Farley Drive
519-829-4404
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
East Side Branch
1 Starwood Drive
519-829-4405
Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Indoor pools

Recreational swim schedules

West End Community Centre
21 Imperial Road South
519-837-5657

Splash pads

West End Community Centre
21 Imperial Road South
9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Ice rinks

West End Community Centre
21 Imperial Road South
519-837-5657

Tiny Tot Skate 9 a.m.
Adult/Senior Skate 11 a.m.
Shinny Hockey noon-2 p.m.
(regular fees apply)

Last Updated: September 9, 2013. Broken links or incorrect information? Let us know!