Provides immediate safe indoor space for people during extreme cold weather alerts. Facilities vary, but often include City of Toronto buildings or community recreation centres. Services vary, depending on the facility, and may include at a minimum resting spaces, snacks and referrals to emergency shelter. An allied shelter service that operates on a 24/7 basis for the duration of an extreme cold weather alert.


Homelessness and Housing First Solutions


Homeless Outreach and Overnight Services

Related Terms

Allied Shelter Services

24-hour Respite Site

24-hour Women’s Drop-in

Streets to Homes Assessment and Referral Centre (SHARC) Respite