Extreme cold alert for Peterborough – Extended drop-in centre hours January 17 - 21

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Winter view of downtown from across the Otonabee River

Peterborough, ON – With extreme cold in the forecast, One Roof Community Centre hours will be extended to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Friday, January 17, 2020 through to the morning of Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to provide daytime shelter from the cold.

One Roof Community Centre, which provides services on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough, is located at 99 Brock Street. For full description of meals and other services that One Roof provides, please visit its website at www.warmingroom.ca/oneroof/.

Under its agreement with the City, One Roof extends its operating hours when the temperature reaches -15C. The extended hours coincide with the opening and closing of the Overflow Shelter at the Library to ensure there is around the clock shelter. Environment Canada’s forecast for Peterborough shows temperatures reaching -24C with windchill on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

For information about how to protect yourself from extreme cold, visit the Government of Canada website.

Emergency shelters are open and available to people experiencing homelessness who require emergency overnight shelter:

  • YES Shelter for Youth and Families (705-748-3851), 196 Brock St.
  • Brock Mission Men’s Shelter (705-748-4766), 120 Murray St.
  • Cameron House Women’s Shelter (705-748-4766), 739 Chemong Rd.
  • Overflow Shelter at Peterborough Public Library (Overnight Phone 705-761-1875), 345 Aylmer St. N

Emergency after hours services related to emergency shelter are available through the Social Services by calling 705-926-0096. Please visit the Social Services website for information regarding the after hours program.

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For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Chris Kawalec, Community Development Program Manager

Social Services - City of Peterborough

178 Charlotte Street, PO Box 4138

Peterborough, ON  K9J 8S1

Phone: 705-748-8830, ext. 3834

Toll-Free: 1-855-738-3755, ext. 3834