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Warming Centres

The following services are available to street involved individuals and individuals/families experiencing homelessness. During extreme weather alerts these services will make adjustments to maximize occupancy and services for those who require refuge from the extreme weather.

London CAReS

Outreach will assist individuals within the core area of London in going to a warming centre and/or emergency shelter when alternate options are not available.  519-667-CARE (2273).

Emergency Shelters - 24hrs/day, 7 days a week

Emergency shelters are available to provide emergency shelter and assistance to those in distress:

  • Men’s Mission and Rehabilitation Centre, 459 York Street, N6B 1R3  Phone: 519-672-8500

    (men 16 years and older)

  • Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter (for families), 42 Stanley Street, N6C 1B1  Phone: 519-673-4114 (parents and their children, and single women who are homeless with no other shelter options)
  • The Salvation Army Centre of Hope, 281 Wellington Street, N6B 2L4  Phone: 519-661-0343

    (single men and women 16 years and older)

  • Unity Project, 717 Dundas Street, N5W 2Z5  Phone: 519-433-8700

    (men, women, and couples 18 years and older)


Violence Against Women Shelters – 24hrs/day, 7 days a week

Emergency shelter and support for abused women and their children:


  • Anova (formerly Women’s Community House), 101 Wellington Road, N6C 4M7  Phone: 519-642-3003 or 1-800-265-1576; and 450 Clarke Road, N5W 6H1  Phone: 1-800-265-1576
  • Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services - Zhaawanong Shelter, 256 Hill Street, N6B 1C9  Phone: 1-800-605-7477 (Indigenous women and their children)


Crash Beds

457 York St (entrance at back of building, southwest corner), N6B 1R3

Open daily 9:00 pm – 7:30 am


Drop-In Centres and Services

My Sisters’ Place

566 Dundas St, N6B1W8

Open Monday – Friday 9:30 am – 8:00 pm;

Open Saturday, Sunday and Statutory Holidays 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Youth Opportunities Unlimited – Youth Action Centre (16 – 24 years of age)

332 Richmond St. (corner of Richmond & York), N6A 3C3

Open Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Meal Drop In: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 10:00 am and 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Drop-in hours are extended during all extreme weather alerts – 8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Youth can access the centre any time from 8:00 am – 9:00 pm as a drop-in/warming centre regardless of programming schedules. 


Mission Services – The Resource Centre

457 York Street (entrance at back of building), N6B 1R3 

Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 11:30 am and 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm


Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services

343 Richmond Street, Unit 109

Open Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


London InterCommunity Health Centre

  • 659 Dundas Street, N5W 2Z1  Phone: 519-660-0875
  • 1355 Huron Street, N5V 1R9  Phone: 519-659-6399

Health Centre Hours: Monday – Wednesday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Thursday 10:30 am – 9:00 pm; Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.


Ark Aid Street Mission

696 Dundas St E, N5W 2Z4

Open 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Open for dinner Monday – Saturday at 6:45 pm


London Coffee House

371 Hamilton Road., N5Z 1R7 

Open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday – 11:00 am – 2:00 pm


During extreme weather alerts the following locations serve as warming centres:

City of London Community Centres


  • Boyle Memorial Community Centre, 530 Charlotte Street, N5W 4A6
  • Byron Recreation Centre, 1308 Norman Ave, N6K 2A3
  • Carling Heights Optimist Community Centre, 656 Elizabeth Street, N5Y 6L3
  • Hamilton Road Seniors Centre, 525 Hamilton Road, N5Z 1R3
  • Kinsmen Recreation Centre, 20 Granville Street, N6H 1J3
  • Kiwanis Seniors Centre, 78 Riverside Drive, N6H 1B4
  • Medway Community Centre, 119 Sherwood Forest Square, N6G 2C3
  • North London Optimist Community Centre, 1345 Cheapside Street, N5V 3N9
  • South London Community Centre, 1119 Jalna Blvd., N6E 3B3
  • Springbank Gardens Community Centre, 205 Wonderland Road South, N6K 3T3
  • Stoneycreek Community Centre, YMCA and Library, 920 Sunningdale Road E., N5X 0H5
  • Stronach Recreation Centre, 1221 Sandford Street, N5V 2J8

London Public Libraries

The public is welcome to cool down or warm up in any London Public Library location during their regular hours of operation.  For the hours and locations of library branches that are open, please visit London Public Library or call 519-661-4600.




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