Toronto's two 24-hour cold weather drop-ins are open continuously from December 15, 2016 through to February 28, 2017. Between November 15 and December 14, 2016, and again between March 1 and April 15, 2017, services are triggered by an Extreme Cold Weather Alert (ECWA), as called by the Medical Officer of Health. The services are available by 3 pm the day an alert is called, and they end by noon the day an alert is terminated.
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.