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Storm: Library closed, limiting number of available warming spaces

The Medical Officer of Health for the City of Hamilton has issued a Cold Weather Alert effective now. A Cold Weather Alert is issued when current or anticipated weather conditions are at or below minus -15°C or -20° with wind chill. For homeless persons, there are reduced options to get in out of the cold.

The Hamilton Public Library which normally provides warm places during cold weather alerts is closed. The only available warming places are the city’s recreation’s centres, but they are only available during normal operating hours.

Overnight warming

As for overnight warming, according to the City’s website, the only location is the Hub at 78 Vine Street. They do not offer beds, but will provide coffee and light snacks. And space is limited to availability.

The Hub 78 Vine Street

City Rec centres

Ancaster Rotary Centre, 385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster

Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre, 876 Cannon St E, Hamilton

Central Memorial Rec Centre (effective December 12, 2022), 93 West Avenue S, Hamilton

Dalewood Recreation Centre, 1150 Main St W, Hamilton

Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre, 150 Violet Dr, Hamilton

Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre, 10 Market St S, Dundas

Huntington Park Recreation Centre, 87 Brentwood Dr, Hamilton

Norman “Pinky” Lewis Recreation Centre, 192 Wentworth St. N., Hamilton

Sackville Hill Senior Centre, 780 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton

Stoney Creek Recreation Centre, 45 King St W, Stoney Creek

Valley Park Community Centre, 970 Paramount Dr., Stoney Creek

Westmount Recreation Centre, 35 Lynbrook Dr, Hamilton

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