Protect Residents from Extreme Heat

Objective C12: 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 information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-255-6100 ext. 6127.