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Warming Centres

With winter temperatures heading our way, we know that not everyone has a safe and warm place to stay in York Region. In preparation of this weather, the Town has compiled information related to the Town’s warming centres, which are available all winter as outlined below, as well as information about York Region’s Cold Weather Response, which is initiated with there is cold weather alert for -15C or colder.

Warming Centres in East Gwillimbury

The Town of East Gwillimbury in partnership with the East Gwillimbury Public Library are providing cold weather warming centres throughout the winter season at the Town’s two library facilities:

Holland Landing Community Centre

19513 Yonge Street
Holland Landing

Ross Family Complex

19300 Centre Street
Mount Albert  

Lockdown Update

Libraries will be moving back to curbside from December 26 to January 23 for a period of 28 days.  The first open day on curbside will be Tuesday, December 29, however public service hours will remain the same (see below). During lockdown, the Library will remain a designated warming centre. Residents may make a request to enter the facility for this purpose. COVID-19 procedures will be in effect including Customer Contact Tracing form. 

Warming Centres Hours

  • Tuesdays, 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Thursdays, 3 to 8 p.m.
  • Fridays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Libraries will be open regular hours during the holidays except:

  • December 24 and 31 - open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • December 25, 26 and January 1 - Closed 

York Region Cold Weather Response Plan

 York Region will issue a Cold Weather Alert when temperatures are forecast to be -15C or colder, with or without wind chill, for any local municipality in the Region.  

During a Cold Weather Alert, residents should use the following information to seek assistance:

  • Individuals experiencing homelessness to the Transitional Shelter Intake Line at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76140 or email TransitionalShelter.Line@york.ca 
  • Families with children experiencing homelessness to contact Leeder Place Family Shelter by calling Blue Door at 1-888-554-5525. 

For more information visit York Region's Emergency Housinglinks to external site page or Extreme Cold Weatherlinks to external site pages on their website.