Exceptionally Cold Temperatures - Warming Centres

Warming Centres

Open City facilities are available to the public in cold weather situations.  Over the next few days the following sites are available to anyone who needs a place to keep warm and escape the exceptionally cold tempatures:

  • MacBain Community Centre (7150 Montrose Road);
    • Saturday December 30th   - 7AM - 8PM
    • Sunday December 31st   - 7 AM – 6 PM
    • Monday January 1st  -  7 AM – 6 PM
  • Gale Centre (5152 Thorold Stone Road)
    • Saturday December 30th   - 7AM - 11PM
    • Sunday December 31st   - 7 AM – 3 PM
  • Niagara Falls City Hall (4310 Queen Street)
    • Monday January 1st  -  8 AM – 4 PM

Overnight Shelters

The emergency shelters available for individuals are operated by the Out of the Cold Program.  On Saturday December 30, the shelter is running out of Queen Street Baptist Church at 57 Queen Street in St Catharines while on Sunday, December 31, the shelter is running at the Cathedral at 3 3 Lyman St ( 67 Church Street) for St Catharines.   

Additional emergency shelter may be available at Women’s Place (Women and Children only) or Night Youth Shelter ( Youth only).  In Niagara Falls there is also the Niagara Mobile Outreach Truck operated by the Salvation Army. For the latest updates and changes to shelter locations, please call 211.

Stay warm and healthy

Residents are encouraged to check in on family, friends and neighbours, especially those who may be vulnerable to cold-weather related illnesses.

Learn more about the health risks due exceptionally cold temperatures from Niagara Region Public Health.

For more information on services available in the City, please visit:




Posted on: 12/30/2017 4:55 PM - Category: In the News