Given a humidex advisory has been issued for Waterloo Region, with values expected to reach or exceed 40 degrees Celsius from today through Thursday, several city facilities are serving as cooling centres the next three days for people looking for relief from the heat.

Kitchener City Hall is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., while the Kitchener Market is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The following community centres are open at minimum 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bridgeport Community Centre, 20 Tyson Dr.
Breithaupt Community Centre, 350 Margaret Ave.
Centreville Chicopee Community Centre, 141 Morgan Ave.
Chandler Mowat Community Centre, 222 Chandler Dr.
Country Hills Community Centre, 100 Rittenhouse Rd.
Doon Pioneer Park Community Centre, 150 Pioneer Dr.
Downtown Community Centre, 35 Weber St. W.
Forest Heights Community Centre, 1700 Queen’s Blvd.
Kingsdale Community Centre, 80 Wilson Ave.
Mill Courtland Community Centre, 216 Mill St.
Rockway Centre, 1405 King St. E.
Stanley Park Community Centre, 505 Franklin St. N.
Victoria Hills Community Centre, 10 Chopin Dr.
Williamsburg Community Centre, 1187 Fischer-Hallman Rd.  
For specific times, please contact each community centre directly.
 
The following arenas will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Thursday:

Activa Sportsplex, 135 Lennox Lewis Way
The Aud, 400 East Ave.
Sportsworld, 35 Sportsworld Dr.
The following indoor pools will be open:

Breithaupt Pool, 350 Margaret Ave., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Forest Heights Pool, 253 Fischer-Hallman Rd., 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Lyle Hallman Pool, 600 Heritage Dr., 7:30 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.  
Local splash pads are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Breithaupt Park, 806 Union St.
Centreville Chicopee, 141 Morgan Ave.
Chandler Mowat, 222 Chandler Dr.
Doon Pioneer Park, 150 Pioneer Dr.
Kingsdale, 80 Wilson Ave.
McLennan Park, 901 Ottawa St. S.
Vanier Park, 329 Vanier Dr.
Victoria Park, Courtland Ave. W.

All Kitchener public library locations will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Main Library, 85 Queen St. N.
Country Hills, 1500 Block Line Rd.
Forest Heights, 251 Fischer-Hallman Rd.
Grand River/Stanley Park, 175 Indian Rd.
Pioneer Park, 150 Pioneer Dr.
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

People are also encouraged to make use of air-conditioned shopping malls and local libraries as places to cool off.

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 or homeless.