City cooling centres

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 regular business hours, 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
519-822-1260
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

West End Community Centre

21 Imperial Road South
519-837-5699
Hours of operation

Victoria Road Recreation Centre

151 Victoria Road North
519-837-5699
Hours of operation

Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

683 Woolwich Street
519-837-5699
Hours of operation

Guelph Public Library

Main Library

100 Norfolk Street
519-824-6220
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bullfrog Mall Branch

380 Eramosa Road
519-829-4401
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Scottsdale Centre Branch

650 Scottsdale Drive
519-829-4402
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

West End Branch

21 Imperial Road South
519-829-4403
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Westminster Square Branch

100-31 Farley Drive
519-829-4404
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East Side Branch

1 Starwood Drive
519-829-4405
Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.