Warming centres set up in St. Catharines

The City of St. Catharines has opened up its warming centres and set up additional centres which are available to anyone who needs to escape the elements during the current cold snap.

“The City is designating Market Square and the Russell Avenue Community Centre as warming centres, places residents can go to warm up, for the duration of the exceptionally cold temperatures,” a press release from the City of St. Catharines said.

Market Square – 91 King St.

  • Thursday, Dec. 28 – open until 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 29 – 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 30 – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 31 – 7:30 am to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 1 – 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Russell Avenue Community Centre – 108 Russell Ave.

  • Thursday, Dec. 28 – open until 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 29 – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 1 – 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“Residents who need to get out of the cold are also welcome to warm up at City Hall (50 Church St.), St. Catharines Public Library Central Branch (54 Church St.), the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre (425 Carlton St.), the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (240 St. Paul St. W.) and the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre (1932 Welland Canals Pkwy.) and other City community centers during business hours,” the release said.

Visit www.stcatharines.ca/Cold for operating hours and more information.

The release said that the warming centres will be available for the duration of the current cold snap and that the City will monitor weather forecasts to extend the availability of the warming centres if the need arises.

 

Cision News Wire

 


 

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