St. Catharines warming centres open this weekend

St. Catharines warming centres at Market Square and the Russell Avenue Community Centre will be available this weekend for anyone who needs a place to keep warm and escape the exceptionally cold temperatures and winter weather elements.

Market Square – 91 King St.

  • Friday, Jan. 12 open until 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 13 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 14 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Russell Avenue Community Centre – 108 Russell Ave.

  • Friday, Jan. 12 Open until 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 13 and Sunday, Jan. 14 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.), the St. Catharines Kiwanis Aquatics Centre (425 Carlton St.), the SeymourHannah Sports and Entertainment Centre (240 St. Paul St. W.) the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre (1932 Welland Canals Pkwy.) and other City community centres during business hours.

Visit for hours and more information.

The City will monitor weather forecasts and extend the availability of warming centres as needed. Those in need of a warm place to go after 6 p.m. are encouraged to use Start Me Up Niagara’s Out of the Cold Program. Call 211 for more information.

Residents are encouraged to spread the word about the City’s warming centres and check in on family, friends and neighbours, especially those who may be vulnerable to cold-weather related illnesses. The health risks of exposure to exceptionally cold temperatures include frostbite and hypothermia. Protect your health by staying inside heated buildings as much as possible. If you need to go outside, wear appropriate clothing, cover as much exposed skin as possible and limit your time outside.

Source – City of St. Catharines press release



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