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Heat Relief

The Municipality of Clarington offers additional services free of charge to residents during extremely hot weather conditions. Clarington has a 'heat relief' procedure in place to open up our pools to the public free of charge to help provide reprieve during extremely hot weather.

Here's an outline of the procedure. 

When is Heat Relief called?

  • When the temperature exceeds 30 degrees Celsius (reaches 31 and over) and/or the humidex reaches 40 degrees, before 12:30 p.m. heat relief will be called.
  • The decision to call heat relief will be made no later than 12:30 p.m. Notice of the decision will be posted on the website and social media channels.
  • The decision to issue a heat relief will be made with the assistance of the weather network temperature gauge. The location of 'Clarington,' as opposed to area towns, will be entered to determine Municipal wide temperature readings.
  • Heat Relief procedures are in effect from July 1 to Labour Day each year.

What changes occur when Heat Relief is called?

  • When heat relief is called, admission to swim will be offered at no charge.
  • Regularly scheduled evening swims will be extended to 9 p.m. wherever possible. (Exception: Orono Park Pool will operate until lighting conditions require the closure of the pool). The designation of certain swim types (Adult, Lane) may be altered in order to accommodate all users.


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