Warming stations and homeless shelters from Pickering to Oshawa to be busy throughout storm

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By Glenn Hendry

Published December 23, 2022 at 2:14 pm

With most if not all city services canceled and/or closed across the region due to the storm, civic officials want residents to know warming stations and homeless shelters are available for those in need.

The Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex (1867 Valley Farm Road, Pickering) banquet halls will serve as a designated warming center until 10 pm Friday and from 7 am – 5 pm Saturday. The East Shore Community Center (910 Liverpool Road, Pickering) will be operating as an overnight shelter from 10 pm, Friday until, 7 am Saturday.

The Respite Center (27 Station St. Ajax) will be available from 10 pm – 7 am each day from Saturday, December 24 – Monday, December 26. Call (289) 923-2360 should transportation be required.

Also available as a shelter are:

Cornerstone (single men)

133 Simcoe St. S., Oshawa, (905) 433-0254 or 1-844-433-0254

Capacity: 40 beds

Muslim Welfare Home (single females and female sole support parents)

425 Dundas St. E., Whitby (905) 665-0424 or 1-866-666-1115

Capacity: 45 beds

Durham Youth Services (Youth 16-24)

82 Kings Cres., Ajax (905) 239-9477

Capacity: 8 beds

Christian Faith Outreach Center (Co-ed adults)

158 Harwood Ave. S., Ajax (905) 619-1109 or 289-988-0171

Capacity: 20 beds

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