St. Catharines warming centres to stay open through Saturday

Due to the continued cold weather system in Niagara the City of St. Catharines has extended the days that the warming centres in St. Catharines will be open.

“The City’s warming centres at Market Square and the Russell Avenue Community Centre will remain open this week to welcome anyone who needs a place to keep warm and escape the winter weather elements,” a press release from the City of St. Catharines said. “The City will monitor weather forecasts and extend the availability of warming centres as needed.”

Updated warming centre schedules:

Market Square – 91 King St.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 2: open until 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 3: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 4: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Jan. 5: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 6: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Russell Avenue Community Centre – 108 Russell Ave.

  • Tuesday, Jan. 2 to Saturday, Jan. 6: 8:30 a.m. – 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 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.) 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 release said.



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