Heat Alert for the Peterborough Area

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Peterborough, ON – One Roof Community Centre will be open extended hours from 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20, due to temperatures reaching over 31C for the Peterborough area and prolonged heat overnight.

A lunch meal will be served between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

One Roof Community Centre, which provides services on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough, is located at 99 Brock Street. For full description of meals and other services that One Roof provides, please visit its website at www.oneroofptbo.ca.

Outdoor water bottle filling stations are available at City facilities in the following locations:

  • Beavermead Park, 2011 Ashburnham Dr.
  • Eastgate Park, 2150 Ashburnham Dr.
  • Peterborough Marina, 92 George St. N.

Members of the public are also able to refill a water bottle at the Peterborough Public Library at 345 Aylmer St. during hours of operation; Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For information about how to protect yourself from extreme heat, visit the Government of Canada website.

Emergency shelters are open and available to people experiencing homelessness who require emergency overnight shelter:

  • YES Shelter for Youth (705-748-3851), 196 Brock St.
  • Brock Mission Men’s Shelter (705-748-4766), 217 Murray St.
  • Cameron House Women’s Shelter (705-748-4766), 738 Chemong Rd.
  • Overflow Shelter at 210 Wolfe St. (705-748-4766 – ask for Overflow Shelter)

Emergency After Hours Services related to emergency shelter are available through the Social Services by calling 705-926-0096. Please visit the Social Services website for information regarding the After Hours program.