Warming and Cooling Centres

The Town of BWG offers a warming and cooling centre on days when there is an extreme cold or heat advisory issued by Environment Canada within our alert zone.

BWG falls within the Ontario South / Dufferin - Innisfil alert zone.

Current alerts in our zone


Public Warming/Cooling Centres in BWG
DetailsBWG Public Library and Cultural CentreBWG Leisure CentreWOW Living Warming Centre Out of the Cold Cafe (WOW Living)
Address/Contact Number

425 Holland Street West

905 775 3328

471 West Park Ave
905 775 7529

177 Church Street

905 775 2048

177 Church Street


905 775 2048

Daytime/Overnight Daytime Daytime  Overnight  Daytime
Operating Hours Monday – Friday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


Monday – Thursday: 6:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm


*Initiated upon discretion, based on temperature, wind chill, weather events and at a minimum -15ºC 


Seven days a week 9:00 pm to 8:00 am

November 1 - April 30 Seven days a week: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


May 1 - October 31 Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

More Information Visit the Library website for upcoming closures Visit the BWG Leisure Centre Closures page for upcoming closures Visit WOW Living's website for more information Visit WOW Living's website for more information

For additional overnight shelter options, please call 2-1-1 or visit the Ontario 211 website for information on shelter beds near BWG.​​

Additional Resources

Photo of splash pad at Lions Park in BWG.
Splash Pads

Cool off during the warm summer months at one of BWG's splash pads.

Blue summer sky with bright sun shining
Extreme Heat

Learn more about the hazard and how to prepare for extreme heat.

Cold Weather Safety

Be cold weather ready - learn more about the seven steps to cold weather safety.

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