City cooling centres

Keep cool at air-conditioned City facilities and libraries

On days when a heat warning is issued, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health advises people to:

  • Drink lots of water
  • Stay out of the sun
  • 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 warning 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 warning, 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.

For information on pet safety during extreme heat, contact the Guelph Humane Society at 519-824-3091.

Air-conditioned facilities

City Hall
1 Carden Street
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
(8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4 to September 1, 2017)
West End Community Centre
21 Imperial Road South
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.–5 p.m.


Victoria Road Recreation Centre

Closed for renovations
Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
683 Woolwich Street
Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.


Guelph Public Library

Main Library
100 Norfolk Street
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Bullfrog Mall Branch
380 Eramosa Road
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.


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


Westminster Square Branch
100-31 Farley Drive
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
East Side Branch
1 Starwood Drive
Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.