Niagara Falls Warming Centres and Overnight Emergency Shelters

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The City of Niagara Falls encourages Niagara Falls residents to take extra caution in these extreme cold temperatures. They have released these facilities listed as Niagara Falls warming centres.

The following sites are available to anyone that needs a place to keep warm during these extreme cold temperatures.


Coronation Centre: Open Daily from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (5925 Summer Street)

  • A warming centre will open at Coronation Centre on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. (5925 Summer Street). Until April 15, 2022, this location will be open daily from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Once inside, visitors can enjoy a light supper, bathrooms, and other facilities provided by the personnel, such as accessing services. Summer Street is the main entrance to the complex.

Niagara Falls Public Library – Victoria Avenue Branch: 10:00AM and 4:00PM (4848 Victoria Avenue):

  • During a declared Extreme Cold Weather event (days when temperatures are forecasted to reach -15°C (5°F) or lower, or when wind chills are forecasted to drop to or below -20°C (-4°F), anyone seeking relief from the extreme cold is welcome to keep warm and stay safe at the Niagara Falls Public Library – Victoria Avenue Branch between the hours of 10:00AM and 4:00PM.
  • The amount of space available is limited.

Niagara Falls Transit – Rides to Warming Centres During Extreme Cold Events

On days when temperatures are anticipated to dip to or below -15°C (5°F) or wind chills are forecasted to drop to or below -20°C (-4°F), Niagara Falls Transit provides free bus trips to the warming centres indicated above.

The Niagara Falls City Council, Start Me Up Niagara, Niagara Falls Public Library, and Niagara Region collaborated to bring these warming centres to the public.

Extended Day Shelter

Anyone seeking relief from the cold can visit the following place for a morning day shelter:

  • *Third Space (4345 Queen Street, Niagara Falls)
  • Open from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Every day of the week
  • There is a limited amount of space available.
  • *A declaration of an Extreme Cold Weather Event is not required to use this facility for heating.

Shower Facilities

  • Mondays and Thursdays (except holidays), from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., shower facilities are available at Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Road.
  • Towels and shower materials are included in the price.
    • If possible, employees at Out of the Cold (5645 Morrison Street) will arrange for a transfer to the Gale Centre so that shelter guests can use the showers.


Start Me Up Niagara operates the St. Andrew’s Seasonal Shelter (for men and women) at St. Andrew’s United Church (5645 Morrison Street).

  • Every night between 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.
  • The amount of space available is limited.
  • Upon arrival to the shelter, the Soup Kitchen delivered a bagged dinner.

Men, women, women with children, and families may be able to find emergency shelter at the YWCA of Niagara Region.

  • For locations and availability, dial 2-1-1.

Youth emergency shelters, as well as women and children-only shelters, may be available at the following locations:

Please contact 2-1-1 or visit the 211 Community Information Database for the most up-to-date information on emergency shelter sites. Individuals can seek emergency refuge at many locations throughout the Niagara region.
Niagara Region Social Services, Hostels and Homelessness Prevention, and Public Health may also have more resources. Call 1-800-263-7215 toll-free.

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