When the Region of Durham Board of Health issues an Extreme Cold Weather Alert the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex will be a designated Warming Centre.
Duration: Monday, January 10, 2022, from 10:30 am – 7:00 pm and Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 7:30 am – 7:00 pm.
While an Extreme Cold Weather Alert is in effect, the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex is a designated Warming Centre. Extra seating will be available in the lobby & leashed pets are welcome providing they are well-controlled by their owner.
COVID-19 health screening and masks will be required on entry. Physical distancing will be maintained at all times.
Please note that the Central Library is open 9:30 am – 9:00 pm and George Ashe Library is open 9:30 am – 7:00 pm and screening and vaccinations are not required, however, masks must be worn.
Extreme Cold Weather Alerts are issued when the temperature is forecasted to reach -15 degrees Celsius or colder, and/or when the wind chill is forecast to reach -20 degrees Celsius or colder, and when weather conditions are severe enough to warrant alerting the community to the risks involved with prolonged exposure. Wind chill is when the wind makes cold temperatures feel even colder. Cold temperatures can also be hazardous, even if there is little or no wind.
Durham Region’s Social Services Department lists site information for emergency shelters in the Region at https://www.durham.ca/en/living-here/emergency-shelters.aspx. Some municipalities will list names, locations and hours of access for warming centres on their websites, if they offer public access.
For more information, please contact:
Customer Care Centre
Service Disruption Line: 1.866.278.9993