Beat the heat this Summer

We issue heat alerts when the Humidex is forecast to be 36 C or more and heat warnings when the Humidex is forecast to be 40 C or more for at least two consecutive days.

Remember to protect yourself and help others

  • drink plenty of water
  • avoid heavy outdoor activity
  • wear a hat, light and loose clothing, sunscreen and sunglasses when going outside
  • spend at least two hours in an air-conditioned room
  • talk with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you are taking medications, some medicines make it harder for your body to control its temperature
  • stay connected with people in your community who have a difficult time coping with hot weather and those who live alone, check on them regularly

Try these cool suggestions to beat the heat this summer!

Go swimming

Enjoy one of the City of Ottawa pools, splash pad, wading pools or beaches.
When a Heat Alert or Warning is in effect, your local City of Ottawa pool will convert all lane swims to leisure swims.

Ottawa Public Libraries

Why not read a good book or magazine in the air-conditioned comfort of our 33 Ottawa Public Library branches? Call InfoService for branch locations and hours of operation at 613-580-2940.

Rainbow Cinemas

When a heat warning is in effect, Rainbow cinemas at the St. Laurent Shopping Centre will reduce the cost of their movie tickets.

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City of Ottawa facilities with public access and air-conditioning

For facility hours please contact facility directly or call 3-1-1 for more information.

Type of Building

Building Name

Address

Phone Number

Administration Building

Cumberland/Centrum Municipal Office

255 Centrum Boulevard

3-1-1

Administration Building

Goulbourn Municipal Office

2135 Huntley Road

3-1-1

Administration Building

Kanata Client Services Centre

580 Terry Fox Drive

3-1-1

Administration Building

Osgoode Municipal Office - Metcalfe

8243 Victoria Street

3-1-1

Administration Building

Rideau Twp Satellite Office

2155 Roger Stevens Drive

3-1-1

Administration Building

100 Constellation

100 Constellation Crescent

3-1-1

Administration Building

Ben Franklin Place

101 Centrepointe Drive

3-1-1

Administration Building

Ottawa City Hall

110 Laurier Avenue West

3-1-1

Arena

Dulude Arena/CC

941 Clyde Avenue

613-798-1716

Arena

Jim Durrell Recreation Complex

1265 Walkey Road

613-247-4811

Arena

Fred G. Barrett Arena

3280 Leitrim Road

613-822-2175

Arena

J.B. Potvin Arena
no AC, however can sit in stands to cool off

813 Shefford Road

613-741-1537 -

Arena

Kanata Recreation Complex

100 Walter Baker Place

613-836-3122

Arena

Manotick Arena & CC

5572 Doctor Leach Drive

613-692-4772

Arena

Metcalfe CC & Larry Robinson Arena

2785 Eighth Line Road

613-821-1237

Arena

Navan Memorial Centre and Arena

1295 Colonial Road

613-835-2066

Arena

Osgoode Recreation Complex

5630 Osgoode Main Street

3-1-1

Arena

R.J. Kennedy Memorial Centre

1115 Dunning Road

613-833-2375

Arena

Richmond Arena & CC

6095 Perth Street

613-838-5423

Arena

Stittsville Arena & CC

10 Warner-Colpitts Lane

613-836-5941

Arena

Tom Brown: Arena

141 Bayview Road

613-798-8885

Community Building

Dunrobin Community Hall

1151 Thomas Dolan Parkway

613-832-3763

Community Building

Graham Park Community Building

25 Esquimault Avenue

3-1-1

Community Building

Greenboro Pavillion

14 Tapiola Crescent

613-580-2424, ext. 32643

Community Building

Huntley Community Hall

108 Juanita Avenue

613 839-2959

Community Building

Kenmore Community Hall

3242 Yorks Corner Road

613 580-2424, ext. 30655

Community Building

Old March Town Hall

821 March Road

613-580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

Albion Heatherington CC

1560 Heatherington Road

613-247-4828

Community Centre

Alexander CC with Gym

960 Silver Street

613-798-8978

Community Centre

Alfred Taylor Rec Ctr.

2300 Community Way

613-489-3975

Community Centre

Beaverbrook Community Centre

2 Beaverbrook Drive

613-580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

Bellevue Manor Community Centre

1485 Caldwell Avenue

613-798-8917

Community Centre

Canterbury Community Centre

2185 Arch Street

613-247-4869

Community Centre

Carleton Heights CC

1665 Apeldoorn Avenue

613-226-2208

Community Centre

Carlington Recreation Centre & Gym

1520 Caldwell Avenue

613 798-8920

Community Centre

Centre Richelieu Community Centre

300 Des Peres Blancs Avenue

613-580-2424 ext. 28464

Community Centre

Churchill Senior Recreation Centre

345 Richmond Road

613-798-8927

Community Centre

Constance Bay CC & Library

262 Len Purcell Street

613-832-1050

Community Centre

Cyrville CC

4355 Halmont Drive

613-748-1771

Community Centre

Dempsey CC with Gym

1895 Russell Road

613-247-4846

Community Centre

Eva James Community Centre with Gym

65 Stonehaven Drive

613-271-0712

Community Centre

Fisher Heights Community Place

31 Sutton Place

613 580-2424, ext. 41238

Community Centre

Fitzroy Harbour CC

100 Clifford Campbell Street

613-623-5241

Community Centre

Galetta Community Hall

119 Darwin Street

613-623-4579

Community Centre

Glebe Community Centre

175 Third Avenue

613-564-1058

Community Centre

Glen Cairn Community Centre

182 Morrena Road

613-580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

Greely CC

1448 Meadow Drive

613-580-2424, ext. 30655

Community Centre

Greenboro CC with Gym & Library

363 Lorry Greenberg Drive

613-580-2805

Community Centre

Heron Rd Multi-Service Cntr.

1480 Heron Road

613-247-4808

Community Centre

Hunt Club Riverside CC with Gym

3320 Paul Anka Drive

613-260-1299

Community Centre

Huntley Community Mess Hall

3911 Carp Road

613-839-2959

Community Centre

March Central CC

1030 Riddell Drive

613 580-2424, ext. 14371

Community Centre

McNabb CC

435 Bronson Avenue

613-564-1070

Community Centre

Michele Heights CC with Gym

2955 Michele Drive

613-828-5100

Community Centre

Ottawa South Community Centre

260 Sunnyside Avenue

613-247-4946

Community Centre

Queenswood Heights Community Centre

1485 Duford Street

613-580-2424, ext. 29221

Community Centre

Rideauview Community Centre

4310 Shoreline Road

613-822-7887

Community Centre

Rockcliffe Park Library and CC

380 Springfield Road

613-842-8578

Community Centre

Routhier School CC With Gym

172 Guigues Avenue

613-244-4470

Community Centre

Roy G. Hobbs Community Centre

109 Larch Crescent

613-580-2424, ext. 29221

Community Centre

Sandy Hill Community Centre

250 Somerset Street E

613-564-1062

Community Centre

South Fallingbrook Community Centre

998 Valin Street

613-824-0633

Community Centre

Tanglewood Park Community Centre

30 Woodfield Drive

613-580-2424, ext. 41555

Community Centre

Vernon Recreation Centre

7950 Lawrence Street

613-580-2424, ext. 30655

Indoor Pool

Brewer Park Complex

100 Brewer Way

613-247-4938

Indoor Pool

Kanata Leisure & Wave Pool Centre

70 Aird Place

613-591-9283

Indoor Pool

Sawmill Creek Pool (AC in hall)

3380 D'Aoust Avenue

613-521-4092

Performing Arts Facility

Shenkman Arts Centre

245 Centrum Boulevard

613 580-2787

Public Library

Library: Alta Vista

2516 Alta Vista Drive

613-737-2837

Public Library

Library: Blackburn Hamlet

199 Glen Park Drive

613-824-6926

Public Library

Library: Carlingwood Branch

281Woodroffe Avenue

613-725-2449

Public Library

Library: Carp

3911 Carp Road

613-839-5412

Public Library

Library: Centennial

3870 Richmond Road

613-828-5142

Public Library

Library: Elmvale Acres

1910 Street Laurent Boulevard

613-738-0619

Public Library

Library: Emerald Plaza

1547 Merivale Road

613-224-7874

Public Library

Library: Greely

7010 Parkway Road

613-821-3609

Public Library

Library: Hazeldean

50 Castlefrank Road

613-836-1900

Public Library

Library: Main

120 Metcalfe Street

613-580-2945

Public Library

Library: Manotick

5499 South River Road

613-692-3854

Public Library

Library: Metcalfe

2782 Eighth Line Road

613-821-1330

Public Library

Library: Munster Hamlet

7749 Bleeks Road

613-838-2888

Public Library

Library: North Gloucester

2036 Ogilvie Road

613-748-4208

Public Library

Library: North Gower

6579 Fourth Line Road

613-489-3909

Public Library

Library: Orleans

1705 Orleans Boulevard

613-824-1962

Public Library

Library: Osgoode

5630 Osgoode Main Street

613-826-2227

Public Library

Library: Richmond

6240 Perth Street

613-838-2026

Public Library

Library: Rosemount

18 Rosemount Avenue

613-729-8664

Public Library

Library: Stittsville

1637 Stittsville Main Street

613-836-3381

Public Library

Library: Vernon

8682 Bank Street

613-821-3389

Recreation Complex

Dovercourt Recreation Complex

411 Dovercourt Avenue

613-798-8950

Recreation Complex

Goulbourn Rec Complex

1500 Shea Road

613-831-1169

Recreation Complex

J.C. Mlacak Centre

2500 Campeau Drive

613-580-2424 ext. 33251

Recreation Complex

Jack Purcell Rec Complex

320 Jack Purcell Lane

613-564-1050

Recreation Complex

Lowertown Complex

40 Cobourg Street

613-244-4406

Recreation Complex

Nepean Sportsplex

1701 Woodroffe Avenue

613-580-2828

Recreation Complex

Bob MacQuarrie - Orléans Recreation Complex

1490 Youville Drive

613-824-0819

Recreation Complex

Pinecrest Recreation Complex

2240 Torquay Avenue

613-828-3118

Recreation Complex

Plant Bath Recreation Centre

930 Somerset Street West

613-232-3000

Recreation Complex

Ray Friel Recreation Complex

1585 Tenth Line Road

613-830-2747

Recreation Complex

St Laurent/Don Gamble Complex

515-525 Cote Street

613-742-6767

Recreation Complex

Walter Baker Sports Centre

100 Malvern Drive

613-580-2788

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For more information call Ottawa Public Health Information at 613-580-6744.

Fan facts

DO…

  • use your fan in or next to a window, box fans are best
  • use a fan to bring in the cooler air from outside
  • use your fan by plugging it directly into the wall outlet
  • if you need an extension cord, it should be CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved

DON’T…

  • don’t use a fan in a closed room without windows or doors open to the outside
  • don’t believe that fans cool air. They don’t. They just move the air around. Fans keep you cool by evaporating your sweat.
  • don’t use a fan to blow extremely hot air on yourself. This can cause heat exhaustion to happen faster

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