The Town of Milton has a variety of cooling centres open for the current and upcoming extreme heat days. As you know, its been pretty hot the last few days and its going to get even more intense today and Thursday. The following is a list of places you can go to beat the heat.
If you know of anyone living on their own, seniors or anyone else vulnerable to the heat check in on them from time to time. Keep cool Milton! More information can be found here.
Designated Cooling Centres:
- Milton Leisure Centre – 1100 Main Street East
- Milton Seniors Activity Centre – 500 Childs Drive
- Milton Sports Centre – 605 Santa Maria Drive
- Indoor: Milton Leisure Centre – 1100 Main Street East
- Outdoor: Rotary Park – 100 Garden Lane (until Sept 5th)
Spray Pads (from 9AM to 9PM)
- Beaty Neighbourhood Park – 670 Bennett Avenue (next to Guardian Angels Catholic School)
- Bristol District Park – 920 Kennedy Circle (Thompson Road / Louis St Laurent Ave)
- Clark Neighbourhood Park (South) – 1170 Laurier Avenue (north of Bruce Trail Public School)
- Coates Neighbourhood Park (North) – 776 Philbrook Dr (east of Tiger Jeet Singh Public School)
- Dempsey Neighbourhood Park – 187 Dixon Road (beside Chris Hadfield Public School)
- Lions Sports Park – 77 Thompson Road (by Milton Memorial Arena)
- Scott Neighbourhood Park – 143 Scott Blvd (between Main St. & Derry Rd)
- Optimist Park – 881 Savoline Blvd (next to P.L. Robertston Public School)
- ROTARY SPLASH ZONE *UPDATE* IS NOW OPEN AS OF July 26th
I have received a few postings on my Facebook page (Click on the Facebook logo to the right and join up!) about the status of Thompson Road and Louis St Laurent.
During the last municipal campaign, we talked about trying to get a signalled pedestrian crosswalk in front of the Metro mall so it would make it easier for people on the east side of Thompson to go to the splash pad and soccer fields instead of getting in their vehicles, going across Thompson Road, park and enjoy the wonderful area there. Likewise, people on the west side of Thompson told me that they have to get in their cars, cross Thompson Road and then park to go shopping at the mall.
We were notified by town staff recently that the intersection of Louis St Laurent and 25 will be completed soon and traffic will flow east and west now, which will help alleviate some congestion on Britannia Road. Paul Cripps brought this up at one of our recent meetings and in response I asked about traffic lights at Thompson and LSL. He informed us that they are pushing to make sure the lights are installed at the same time LSL and 25 is complete. Once that intersection is complete, traffic along LSL will increase which will require
At this coming Monday’s town council meeting there is a purchasse that will be authorized to get the materials needed for Thompson and LSL traffic lights, which shows its on the move.
HOPEFULLY this will help pedestrians cross the road safer. There will be lines for pedestrians to cross at this intersection and I urge EVERYONE instead of crossing mid-traffic to the park to use the intersection and cross there. I will continue to monitor this intersection after its done to see if it helps the problem of pedestrian traffic. If not, I’ll be asking town staff to look into the possibility of a signalled crosswalk.
Thank you to everyone who has emailed me their concerns and I hope we can continue the conversation as these changes happen. I’ll keep everyone in the loop as to the exact date we will have the lights installed, but it looks like late June as a possibility.