In light of the Environment Canada Heat Warning, the Town of Gravenhurst is again urging the public to stay cool in air conditioned spaces and public buildings. We recommend that the public stay hydrated and limit time outdoors to avoid heat related illness. The following buildings are open and available to the public to seek shelter and cool off in the next few days:
Gravenhurst Public Library – 180 Sharpe St W.
Monday & Friday: 10am to 5pm/ Tues, Wed & Thurs: 10am to 8pm/ Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Gravenhurst Centennial Centre/YMCA/ Graeme Murray Arena – 101 Centennial Dr, Gravenhurst
Open Monday thru Friday from 5:30 am to 10:00 pm Saturday 7am – 6pm and Sunday 7am – 5pm
The following swimming locations are also available to assist with temporary cooling, available from dawn to dusk:
· Gull Lake Rotary Park Beach – Lifeguards from 1 – 5 pm – 405 Brock St
· Muskoka Bay Park Beach – No Lifeguard on Duty – 700 Muskoka Rd. 169
· Muskoka Beach Park – No Lifeguard on Duty – 1141 Muskoka Beach Rd.
· Franklin Park – No Lifeguard on Duty – 1615 Kilworthy Rd.
· Splash Pad – Muskoka Wharf / 1111 Bay St.
· Bass Lake Park – 1015 Loft Lane
· Lorne St. Beach -615 Lorne St.
As an additional option, the public can access the YMCA for indoor swimming for free during extreme heat. The public can contact the YMCA at 705-687-9899 for times and information or visit:
During extreme high temperatures the public is encouraged to call or visit family, friends and neighbours, especially isolated adults and seniors who are at greater risk of suffering from heat-related illness, to see if they require assistance. Other at-risk groups include people with chronic and pre-existing illnesses, infants and young children, people on certain medications and those who are marginally housed.