Air Conditioned Public Places

If you do not have air conditioning at home, go to air conditioned or cool places such as shopping malls, community centres, or libraries.

A few hours in a cooler environment during extremely hot weather lowers the core body temperature and helps to protect against heat-related illness. Refer to the list below for the location of an air conditioned community centre or library that is close to you:

Extended Pool Hours During Extended Heat Warnings:

From June to August, the City operates an extended hour program for some outdoor and indoor swimming pools during Extended Heat Warnings.  Pool hours were extended five times in 2016.

Drop-in Centres:

Shelter Support and Housing Administration operates drop-in centres at various locations throughout Toronto that provide a range of services.

Cooling Centres:

In addition to the 180 air conditioned community centres and libraries, the City opens the following Cooling Centres during Heat Warnings and Extended Heat Warnings:

Centennial Recreation Centre

Open:  Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Driftwood Community Centre

Open:  Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

East York Civic Centre

Open: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Etobicoke Civic Centre

Open: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

McGregor Community Centre

Open: Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Metro Hall

Open: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours a day

North York Civic Centre

Open: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m..

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Centennial Recreation Centre

Open:  Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Driftwood Community Centre

Open:  Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

East York Civic Centre

Open: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Etobicoke Civic Centre

Open: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

McGregor Community Centre

Open: Monday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Metro Hall

Open: Monday – Sunday: 24 hours a day

North York Civic Centre

Open: Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m..