In response to the warm temperatures, the City of Owen Sound wishes to remind residents that there are public places available throughout the City to keep cool, and public water re-fill stations.

The centres are located at the:

Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library

- Monday-Thursday: 9:30am-9:00pm

- Friday & Saturday: 9:30am-5:00pm

- Sunday: 2:00pm-5:00pm

Julie McArthur Regional Recreation Centre/YMCA Shared Corridor

- Monday-Friday: 5:45am-10:00pm

- Saturday: 7:00am-4:00pm

- Sunday: 8:00am-5:00pm

 Bayshore Community Centre

- Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm

Owen Sound City Hall

- Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Barclay Room at Owen Sound Police Services

- 24/7, 7 days per week

Tips for staying cool in warm temperatures include:

Stay in an air-conditioned indoor location as much as you can.
Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
Wear loose, lightweight, light-coloured clothing and sunscreen.
Pace yourself.
Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
Check on a friend or neighbour and have someone do the same for you.
Never leave children or pets in cars.

Residents requiring assistance are also reminded to call 211 for additional information if required. 211 is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. An online 211 resource is also available at:






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