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Warming Centres

Stay warm this winter! 

With the extreme cold weather forecasted, the Town of East Gwillimbury reminds residents that you can stay warm in one of the Town’s facilities during the following business hours: 

  1. Ross Family Complex (19300 Centre St.)
    • Monday to Thursdays - 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Friday - 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Saturday - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Sunday - 12 to 5 p.m. 
  2. Holland Landing Community Centre / Holland Landing Library (19513 Yonge St.)
    • Monday to Thursdays - 9 a.m. to 10 p.m
    • Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday - 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Sunday - 12 to 5 p.m.
  3. Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Rd.)
    • Daily, 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  4. Civic Centre
    • Monday to Friday -8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold, such as frostbite and hypothermia. For more information about how to stay safe during extreme cold conditions, visit York.ca

Shelter Services

If you or someone you know is seeking shelter please contact any of the shelters below. Shelters can help arrange transportation if necessary. Note: in times of extreme weather, emergency shelters have a cold weather strategy to ensure accommodations beyond capacity are available and no residents will be turned away without assistance. 




Phone Number

Belinda’s Place


15580 Yonge Street
Town of Newmarket


Leeder Place Family Shelter


18838 Yonge Street
Town of East Gwillimbury


Porter Place Men’s Shelter


18838 Yonge Street
Town of East Gwillimbury


The Youth Hub

Youth (16-26)

10415 Yonge Street,Suite E
Town of Richmond Hill


Sutton Youth Services

Youth (16-26)

20898 Dalton Road
Town of Georgina


Kevin’s Place

Youth (16-26)

835 Gorham Street
Town of Newmarket


Inn from the Cold Winter Shelter

Men and Women

510 Penrose Street
Town of Newmarket


Mosaic Interfaith Out of the Cold Program

Men and Women

7452 Reesor Road
Markham (Friday & Saturday)
Sunday - CLOSED


 If you see someone who may be in need of shelter, please call the Street Outreach Van between 2 and 9 p.m. at 1-866-553-4053. The Street Outreach Van provides clothing, food, sleeping bags and tents to homeless people in York Region, and will refer individuals to seasonal shelters.

Residents can also contact York Regional Police, who will do a wellness check and provide referral to an emergency shelter. If the individual refuses or appears to be unwell, YRP will take them to a hospital to be assessed. 

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