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Warming centres to remain open until Jan. 6

Posted on Thursday December 28, 2017

Jan. 2, 2018 – 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.


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 City will monitor weather forecasts and extend the availability of warming centres as needed.

Residents are encouraged to 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.


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