Get out of the heat: Orillia opens cooling centres

No cool down until Friday

News release – City of Orillia

Due to the heat warning in place, the City of Orillia is opening air-conditioned cooling and hydration centres for public use. The City encourages anyone – especially those susceptible to extreme heat – to make use of the centres. The cooling centres will remain open until the heat warning is lifted.

The following public places have been identified as cooling and hydration centres:

Orillia Public Library36 Mississaga St. W.       Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday: closed Rotary Place100 University Ave.Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. .                                 
Orillia City Centre50 Andrew St. S.Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Saturday and Sunday: closed Orillia Recreation Centre255 West St. S.8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily 

Splash Pads will also be open daily at the following locations:

McKinnell Square Park135 Dunedin St.Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.                                          Clayt French Park114 Atlantis Dr.Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Victoria Park75 Coldwater Rd. W.Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hillcrest Park255 Matchedash St. N.Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Moose Beach at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park450 Atherley Rd.Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Walter Henry Park3050 Orion Blvd.Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lifeguards are on duty at Couchiching Beach, located at Couchiching Beach Park, and Moose Beach, located at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park, seven days a week. The lifeguarding hours are noon to 5 p.m. at Couchiching Beach and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Moose Beach. Lifeguards are not on duty during beach postings. For the most up-to-date information and status of Orillia beaches, please visit