24-hour drop-ins are available for use when Toronto Public Health calls an Extreme Cold Weather Alert. These will be available by 3 pm on the day that an alert is called; services will not be available here after noon on the day an alert is ended.
A drop-in for youth operated by the YMCA is now also open 24/7 until April 15, 2016 at all times, including non-alert days.
Anyone looking for a warm place to stay are welcome (both locations allow pets). Services include warm food and drinks, referrals to shelter and other services. Mats are provided for sleeping.
Note that for women only, there are two 24-hour drop-ins that operate year round; Fred Victor operates out of 67 Adelaide Street East; Sistering is at 962 Bloor Street West. Both accept pets.
Click here for more information on additional services available during Extreme Cold Weather Alerts for people experiencing homelessness.