Skip to main content

Orillia opens cooling centres during heatwave

Children cooling off in a splash pad in this undated file image. Children cooling off in a splash pad in this undated file image.

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for the coming week.

Due to that caution, the city of Orillia has opened air-conditioned cooling and hydration centres for public use.

Orillia staff encourage anyone – especially those susceptible to extreme heat – to make use of the centres. The cooling centres will remain open until the heat warning is lifted.

Cooling and hydration centres:

Orillia Public Library

36 Mississaga St. W.

Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday: closed

Orillia City Centre

50 Andrew St. S.

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: closed

Orillia Recreation Centre

255 West St. S.

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

Splash Pads will also be open daily:

McKinnell Square Park

135 Dunedin St.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Victoria Park

75 Coldwater Rd. W.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Hillcrest Park

255 Matchedash St. N.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Clayt French Park

114 Atlantis Dr.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Moose Beach at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park

450 Atherley Rd.

Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Walter Henry Park

3050 Orion Blvd.

Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Please note that lifeguards are not yet on duty for the season at Couchiching Beach and Moose Beach. Top Stories

Who is Usha Vance, the wife of Trump's running mate?

JD Vance has had several introductions to the American people: as the author of a memoir on what ails the White working class, as a newly elected Republican senator in his home state of Ohio and, on Monday, as his party’s nominee for vice president. His wife, Usha, has been by his side through it all.

Stay Connected