The cold weather is here! In an effort to make sure everyone has somewhere warm to go, there are a number of great service providers opening their doors and offering resources this winter season.

The City of Guelph and Wellington County are in the process of finalizing a cold weather alert process in periods of extreme weather. Once finalized, information will be shared with the media, the public, emergency first responders, and social service agencies. The Poverty Task Force will provide updates as information becomes available.

The following resources are currently available throughout the winter: 

Chalmers Downtown – 40 Baker Street | 519-822-8778

Morning Cafe: Mondays & Tuesdays 10am-12pm
(Coffee, oatmeal, and social time)
Pantry: Wednesdays 7-8pm & Fridays 10am-12pm
(Coffee, snacks, clothing, and food) 

Chalmers West – 577 Willow Road

Morning Cafe: Thursdays 10am-12pm
(Coffee, pantry open, & social time)

Guelph CHC – 176 Wyndham Street North | 519-821-6638
Warm Connections: Wednesdays 10am-12pm
(Coffee/tea, snacks, hot showers, ID clinic, and social time)
Winter Warm Up: Monday – Friday 2pm-4pm
(warm up with tea and coffee in the atrium space)
Winter Emergency Kits: While supplies last
(Include: Hats, mitts, wool socks, sleeping bags/fleece blankets as needed – boots and shoes separately) 
Drop-In Hours: Coming soon!


Lakeside Hope House – 75 Norfolk Street | 519-265-4299

Doors Open: Monday to Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursdays 9am-6pm, & Fridays 9am-12pm
(Coffee/tea, food, coats, hats, and mitts)
Community Breakfast: Wednesday 10am
(Coffee/tea, breakfast food)

Neighbourhood Groups – All over the city
Some neighbourhood groups offer warm places to go, coffee/tea/hot chocolate, and drop-in socials. Contact specific neighbourhood groups for more information.

North End Harvest Market – 140 Waverley Drive, Portable #6
More information 

Doors Open: Wednesdays 6pm-7:30pm
(shelter from the cold and hot chocolate)

Royal City Church/Life Centre – 50 Quebec Street | | 226-706-1570

Agape Cafe Meals: Monday to Thursday 6:45pm-9:30pm, & Saturdays 6pm-8:00pm
Light fare & Coffee: Fridays 10am-1pm

Shelldale Centre – 20 Shelldale Crescent | 519-824-8498

Doors Open: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
(shelter from the cold and coffee)

Welcome In Drop-In Centre – 23 Gordon Street | 519-837-0080

Doors Open: Monday to Sunday 5am-2:30pm
(shelter from the cold and meals)
*A shelter overflow process exists – no one is turned away.

Wyndham House – see website for addresses | 519-822-4400

Youth can access services throughout their sites 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
When the shelter closes in the mornings, youth can go to the Resource Centre. On weekends staff ensure youth have a warm place to go. Long term programs are always open before the shelter is closed.
*A shelter overflow process exists – no one is turned away. 
40 Baker Street | Fresh Start: 519-822-2887

Doors Open: Monday-Friday 9:30am to 8:30pm generally 
(Take away tables in lobby with food and clothing. Socks, coats, sweaters, foot wear, and hats – child sizes available) 
Fresh Start: Tuesday to Friday 12pm-5pm
Art Gallery: Saturday & Sunday 12pm-5pm
Suppers: Tuesday to Friday & Sunday at 4:30pm

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