Downtown Barrie bus terminal can be used as warming centre – extreme cold warning or not

Go in and warm up for thirty minutes, tops.

The City of Barrie is giving folks who need it a place to stay warm through the winter months.

The City has created a temporary warming centre at the Barrie Transit Terminal at 24 Maple Avenue, which will be accessible night and day during the winter. It will be available as of Monday, January 18.

This warming centre will be subject to capacity restrictions, and those using it will have a maximum of 30 minutes to warm up before giving someone else a turn. The centre is not intended for overnight stays so no sleeping will be permitted. Those entering must wear a mask and will be screened. A safe physical distance must be maintained.

Meanwhile, the County of Simcoe continues to provide overnight shelters through its emergency motel system. More information is available online or through Service Simcoe at (705) 735-6901.