In keeping with Provincial regulations, as of September 22, the City of London will require people to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain City recreation programs, services and facilities.
Recognizing the challenges extreme heat may present to vulnerable people in our community, the City of London will open cooling centres when the following is issued by the Middlesex- London Health Unit:
Environment Canada issues a forecast indicating a daily Tmax of 31oC or higher, or
Environment Canada issues a forecast indicating a daily Humidex of 40 or higher.
Environment Canada issues a forecast indicating a daily Tmax of 31oC or higher with a Tmin of 20oC or higher for two consecutive days, or
Environment Canada issues a forecast indicating a daily Humidex of 40 or higher for a duration of two consecutive days.
Extended Heat Warning
Environment Canada issues a forecast indicating a daily Tmax of 31oC or higher with a Tmin of 20oC or higher for duration of three consecutive days or longer, or
Environment Canada issues a forecast indicating daily Humidex of 40 or higher for a duration of three consecutive days or longer.
When a heat alert is issued, the City of London will initiate our extreme temperature protocol, which may include opening cooling centre for residents who require temporary shelter from the heat.
Hours and location of cooling centres will be updated here when a heat alert is issued. Please note that no special programming is provided at cooling centres and the hours of operation may vary.
For extreme heat weather information and tips to avoid the risks of heat-related illness, please visit https://www.healthunit.com/extreme-heat
Should a Heat Alert be issued by the Health Unit, London Public Library’s 15 locations, including Central Library, are available as cooling centres during the library’s regular operating hours.
In additional to the City's cooling centres, our community partners are a huge support for Londoners during hot weather alerts. Learn more about where and how to access these services below.
Please note that these services' operational hours may change.
Spray Pads are open between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. daily. A list of spray pad activation features and locations can be found on our Aquatics page.
Dundas Field House - located at 179 Dundas Street is open for washroom use.
Drop in services are increasing water distribution. Cooling spaces are available at some locations for a limited number of individuals at a time to allow for distancing.
London’s emergency shelters provide, at a minimum, emergency room and board to individuals and/or families who are experiencing homelessness and are aimed at meeting immediate, short term needs.
Violence Against Women Shelters – 24hrs/day, 7 days a week
Emergency shelter and support for abused women and their children: