City Buses to be Used as Cooling Stations

Jul 3, 2020

UPDATE: Due to low usage, Monday, July 6 will be the last day of City buses being used as cooling stations. All other options remain available. 


As the extended heat warning continues, the City of Greater Sudbury will be using four transit buses as temporary cooling stations throughout the community.

The buses will be in place from today, July 3, through Sunday, July 5. An update on the service will be provided on Monday, based on the weather forecast and usage.

Locations and times for the weekend are as follows:

Coniston Fire Station
7 Second Avenue, Coniston
Currently in place until 4:15 p.m. today; Saturday and Sunday 2:15 to 4:15

McClelland Community Centre and Arena
1 Garrow Road, Copper Cliff
Currently in place until 4:15 p.m. today; Saturday and Sunday 2:15 to 4:15

Dowling Leisure Centre
79 Main Street West, Dowling
Currently in place until 4:15 p.m. today; Saturday and Sunday 2:15 to 4:15

École Secondaire Du Sacré-Coeur
261 Notre Dame Avenue, Sudbury
Currently in place until 4:15 p.m. today; Saturday and Sunday 2:15 to 4:15

Garson Community Centre and Arena
100 Church Street, Garson
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Sudbury Secondary School
154 College Street, Sudbury
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

I.J. Coady Memorial Arena
13 Second Avenue North, Levack
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

T.M. Davies Community Centre and Arena
325 Anderson Drive, Lively
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Residents are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering when using this service. Physical distancing measures will be in place. Capacity is limited to 15 people at a time.

The Sudbury Community Arena and the YMCA are also open for members of the public to shelter from the heat. Arena hours have been extended to 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and YMCA hours are 12 – 5 p.m.

Seniors and residents who require assistance should call 311 to discuss their individual situation.

Municipal beaches are open to the public, but no lifeguard supervision is available. Rescue equipment has been placed at beaches, but residents who choose to swim will do so at their own risk. Ensure children are supervised by an adult and kept within arm’s reach at all times, and swim with a buddy for greater safety.

The City operates seven public beaches at the following locations:

• Bell Park Main Beach – Ramsey Lake, Sudbury
• Capreol Public Beach – Marshy Lake, Capreol
• Kalmo Beach – Whitson Lake, Val Caron
• Meatbird Lake Park – Meatbird Lake, Lively
• Moonlight Beach – Ramsey Lake, Sudbury
• Nepahwin Beach – Nepahwin Lake, Sudbury
• Whitewater Lake Park – Whitewater Lake, Azilda

Washroom facilities at these beaches are also open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The City’s 14 splash pads are open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit for locations.

Splash pads are unsupervised water play areas, and parents/guardians must supervise their children at all times. These amenities are not sanitized and users are reminded to wash or sanitize their hands well before and after use, and maintain a distance of two metres from others.

Public Health Sudbury & Districts offers information on beating the heat in apartment buildings, keeping your children and pets safe, and doing outdoor activities in heat and smog. For information on these topics and more, visit their website at