Jan 5/18 Update on City of Toronto’s shelter and respite services

News Release

January 5, 2018

Update on City of Toronto's shelter and respite services

City of Toronto staff continue to actively monitor and respond to the need for homelessness services across the city. The directive to City staff and agencies providing homelessness services continues to be that services be made available to everyone who needs them.

Warming Centres

At 7 p.m. yesterday evening, two 24/7 warming centres opened to provide additional relief for homeless individuals and their pets. The overnight warming centres, located at Metro Hall, 55 John St., and Regent Park Community Centre, 402 Shuter St., will continue operating until the current Extreme Cold Weather Alert is terminated.

Toronto Paramedic Services has dedicated resources available at both warming centres in the evenings to provide assistance to those in need.

As of 4 a.m. this morning, there were 15 individuals and one dog at the Regent Park Community Centre and 13 individuals and one cat at Metro Hall.

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