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Cold Weather

Learn more about how to stay warm and safe in the winter months and sign up to receive cold alerts from Halton Region at www.halton.ca/cold

Hot Weather

Heat warnings are issued by Halton Region when temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are above 20°C for at least 3 days or humidex is at least 40 for at least 2 days.

Learn more about the precautions you can take to stay cool when the temperatures and humidity are high and sign up to receive heat alerts from Halton Region at www.halton.ca.

Cooling Centres

When a heat warning is issued by Halton Region, residents can stay cool at all open Burlington Public Library branches. On extreme heat days, pets may come inside with their owners to cool off. Learn more at www.bpl.on.ca/heat

Ontario Emergency Public Warning System

Ontario's Emergency Public Warning System is a tool that provides timely and accurate information to Ontario residents, businesses and visitors during an emergency. The system allows Ontarians to receive three types of warnings - Red Alerts, Emergency Information Advisories and Tornado Warnings to their phone and/or email. Learn more... 

Alert Burlington - Emergency Notifications

Alert Burlington is Burlington’s public notification system for community emergencies. Residents and anyone who works within Burlington are encouraged to subscribe to the free community alert service.

Learn more about Alert Burlington and register for emergency notifications…

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Burlington Public Library, Central location

Heat Warning - Cooling Centres open Aug. 6

Posted on Friday, August 05, 2022 01:58 PM

A heat warning has been issued by Halton Region beginning Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022.

When a heat warning is issued by Halton Region, residents can stay cool at all open Burlington Public Library branches.

Heat warnings are issued by Halton Region when temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are above 20°C for at least 3 days or humidex is at least 40 for at least 2 days.

Cooling Centre information: Where to go in Burlington

Aldershot Branch

550 Plains Rd. E.
905-333-9995

Alton Branch

3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.
905-634-3686

Brant Hills Branch

2255 Brant St.
905-335-2209

Central Branch

2331 New St.
905-639-3611

Kilbride Branch

6611 Panton St. Kilbride
905-335-4011

New Appleby Branch

676 Appleby Line
905-639-6373

Tansley Woods Branch

1996 Itabashi Way
905-336-5583

Learn more at burlington.ca/heat or bpl.on.ca/heat.

Heat warning issued for July 22, 2022

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2022 02:21 PM

Update: Extended Heat Warning

Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health has issued an Extended Heat Warning starting July 24, 2022 for Halton Region as a result of Environment Canada continuing its Heat Warning.


 

Posted July 21: A heat warning has been issued by Halton Region beginning July 22, 2022.

When a heat warning is issued by Halton Region, residents can stay cool at all open Burlington Public Library branches.

Heat warnings are issued by Halton Region when temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are above 20°C for at least three days or humidex is at least 40 for at least two days.

Cooling Centre information: Where to go in Burlington

Aldershot Branch

550 Plains Rd. E.
905-333-9995

Alton Branch

3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.
905-634-3686

Brant Hills Branch

2255 Brant St.
905-335-2209

Central Branch

2331 New St.
905-639-3611

Kilbride Branch

6611 Panton St. Kilbride
905-335-4011

New Appleby Branch

676 Appleby Line
905-639-6373

Tansley Woods Branch

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Heat Warning - Cooling Centres open June 21

Posted on Monday, June 20, 2022 11:30 AM

A heat warning has been issued by Halton Region beginning June 21, 2022.

When a heat warning is issued by Halton Region, residents can stay cool at all open Burlington Public Library branches.

Heat warnings are issued by Halton Region when temperatures are expected to be at least 31°C and overnight temperatures are above 20°C for at least 3 days or humidex is at least 40 for at least 2 days.

Cooling Centre information: Where to go in Burlington

Aldershot Branch

 

550 Plains Rd. E.
905-333-9995

Alton Branch

3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.
905-634-3686

Brant Hills Branch

2255 Brant St.
905-335-2209

Central Branch

2331 New St.
905-639-3611

Kilbride Branch

6611 Panton St. Kilbride
905-335-4011

New Appleby Branch

676 Appleby Line
905-639-6373

Tansley Woods Branch

1996 Itabashi Way
905-336-5583

Learn more at burlington.ca/heat or bpl.on.ca/heat.

Cooling Centres Open - June 16, 2022

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:15 AM

A heat warning is in effect. Residents can stay cool at all open Burlington Public Library branches.

Cooling Centre information: Where to go in Burlington

Central Branch

2331 New St.
905-639-3611

Aldershot Branch

550 Plains Rd. E.
905-333-9995

Alton Branch

3040 Tim Dobbie Dr.
905-634-3686

Brant Hills Branch

2255 Brant St.
905-335-2209

Kilbride Branch

6611 Panton St. Kilbride
905-335-4011

New Appleby Branch

676 Appleby Line
905-639-6373

Tansley Woods Branch

1996 Itabashi Way
905-336-5583

Learn more at burlington.ca/heat or bpl.on.ca/heat.

Warming Centers Available beginning Saturday, Feb. 5

Posted on Friday, February 04, 2022 11:30 AM

An extreme cold alert has been issued beginning Saturday, Feb. 5 with temperatures forecasted to be below -15 degrees Celsius without windchill this weekend. If anyone needs warmth, please go to a Burlington Public Library branch during regular business hours. COVID safety protocols will be in place including masks, distancing and screening. Pets are welcome. For hours and locations, visit bpl.on.ca/cold.