Cooling stations will be opening in response to heat alert, change in cooling station locations

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This news item was posted on 7/17/2020 4:19:00 PM and is an archived post

NIAGARA FALLS, ON - Another prolonged period of forecasted hot weather in Niagara has resulted in the activation of City of Niagara Falls cooling stations.
Starting tomorrow, and for the duration of the heat alert, cooling stations will be open from 11am to 3pm.

As a long-time location for respite from the heat, Niagara Falls Public Library, Victoria Avenue Branch (4848 Victoria Avenue) will be available but the Gale Centre will no longer be used as a cooling station. The Niagara Falls History Museum (5810 Ferry Street) will serve as the City’s second cooling station, with its excellent location near a hub for bus routes.

Niagara Falls Transit offers free trips to bus stops near cooling stations during heat alerts.
Visiting splash pads and pools is another way to beat the heat. Pool hours have been extended to 7:30pm for the duration of the heat alert.
Emergency cooling stations will close when the extreme heat warning is terminated by Environment Canada. Follow Environment Canada for the most up to date weather alerts.

For more information, contact:

Jo Zambito
Deputy Fire Chief
[email protected]
Kathy Moldenhauer
Director of Recreation & Culture
[email protected]

Posted on: 7/17/2020 4:19 PM - Category: Media Releases