St. Catharines market-place now an official warming centre
Published January 18, 2022 at 10:54 am
St. Catharines has now officially designated Market Square as a warming centre during 2022.
The farmer’s market, located at 91 King Street, will open as weather dictates.
“During instances of extreme cold weather the City opens daytime warming centres to provide shelter for individuals without other options to escape the cold,” said the city in a release.
“The City will typically open centres when a cold weather advisory has been issued by Environment Canada. Centres will open on an ad hoc basis outside of warnings as conditions require. You can find details related to location(s) and open hours-dates for warming centres as they are determined.”
They added that since the Omicron variant continues to over-run the region, “COVID-19 protocols in place with a max capacity of 30 individuals. Masks are required and will be made available to those without.”
In the case of Market Square, the city has pre-set dates that it will operate as a warming centre.
It will be open January 18-20 from 10 am to 6 pm; January 21 from 2:30 pm to 6 pm; January 22 from 10 am to 6 pm; January 23 from from 1:30 pm to 6 pm; January 24 from 10 am to 6 pm; January 30-31 from 10 am to 6 pm; February 6-7 from 10 am to 6 pm; February 13-14 from 10 am to 6 pm; February 20-21 from 10 am to 6 pm and February 27-28 from 10 am to 6 pm.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising