Beat the Summer Heat!

| July 19, 2013 | 7 Comments


 The City of Ottawa issues 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 wading pools, splash pads, 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.

Movie Theatres

When a heat warning is in effect, why not head out to a movie theatre with the family.

  1. Mayfair
  2. Cineplex
  3. Empire
  4. Ciné-Starz Orléans
  5. Rainbows
  6. Bytown Cinema


Why not visit a museum in the Ottawa/Outaouais region!

Fan facts


  • 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 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

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

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 Buidling 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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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (7)

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  1. Darlene Wissenz says:

    Stay hydrated and wear sunscreen and a hat

  2. kathy downey says:

    This sure looks like a beautiful place

  3. BobbiJo Pentney says:

    I miss the summer already.

  4. kathy downey says:

    Summer please come back,its been snowing for days now

  5. kathy downey says:

    snow finally stopped and the rain started,now everything is so icy…

  6. kathy downey says:

    I am so looking forward to the summer heat

  7. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    It sounds like there is alot to do there. So much great information in this article. Thank you so much for sharing

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