Downtown arena to be Pickering’s cooling centre during heat wave


Published June 17, 2024 at 2:20 pm

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The Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex will be Pickering’s designated Cooling Centre, with Environment Canada declaring a heat warning for Durham Region for the week.

“Dangerously hot and humid conditions,” with temperatures expected to be 30°C to 35°C this week with humidex values of 40°C to 45°C, have prompted the heat warnings, which are in place for most of southern Ontario.

  • Heat stroke is a medical emergency. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately if you are caring for someone who has a high body temperature and is either unconscious, confused or has stopped sweating. Other symptoms include lack of coordination, dizziness or fainting or very hot or red skin

Hours at Pickering’s beaches and splash pads will be extended throughout the heat wave.

The Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex is located at 1867 Valley Farm Road, close to City Hall. The recreation centre will be open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. while the heat alert is in effect. Leashed pets/pets in carriers are welcome, providing they are well-controlled by their owner.

Extra seating and water will be available in the lobby.

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