Protect Residents from Extreme Heat
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Incorporate Cooling Designs and Features into Public Spaces to Protect Residents from Extreme Heat and Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure

The following actions are needed to complete this objective:

  • Increase the number of artificial shade structures in public places.
  • Plan for shade (shadow casting) to fall where needed during peak ultraviolet radiation exposure intervals.
  • Improve access to drinking water facilities in public spaces.
  • Consider the environmental and health effects of plastic, rubber or other materials when designing and installing
  • playgrounds, splash pads and road medians.
  • Increase the number of splash pads, cooling stations, water bottle re-fill stations and other water features in public places.
  • Work with federal and provincial governments to maximize funding opportunities.

For more information on Environmental Initiatives

  • Phone: For general inquiries, call 311.¬†For detailed inquiries, call 519-253-7111 ext. 3226.
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