Extreme cold alert for the Peterborough area – Extended drop-in centre hours

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Peterborough, ON – With extreme cold in the forecast, the One Roof Community Centre drop-in hours will be extended to 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Wednesday, December 18, 2019 through to Friday, December 20, 2019 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. Its normal operating hours are noon to 7 p.m. daily. 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.

Environment Canada’s forecast for Peterborough shows temperatures falling to -25 with windchill in the afternoon on Wednesday, December 18. Overnight temperatures are expected to reach -21C on Wednesday, December 18 and -20C on Thursday, December 19.

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 program, Peterborough Public Library, 705-761-1875 (overnight phone contact), 345 Aylmer St. N.

Emergency after hours services related to emergency shelter are available through 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

E-mail: ckawalec@peterborough.ca