Extreme Weather

Contacts

Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7
905-895-5193

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​Community Support for Homelessness and vulnerable individuals

The Town of Newmarket works with other level of government such as York Region to provide support for those in our community who are homeless or vulnerable. View below for information on available resources to assist you.


Extreme Cold

During extreme cold weather, the Ray Twinney Recreation Complex and the Magna Centre will be open as a warming centre during its regular hours of operation. 

  • Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West): Monday to Sunday from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 
  • Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive): 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

All individuals or couples experiencing homelessness in York Region who are looking for shelter during a Cold Weather Alert are asked to call the Transitional Shelter Intake Line at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76140 or email TransitionalShelter.Line@york.ca.

Families with children seeking shelter during Cold Weather Alerts should contact Leeder Place Family Shelter by calling Blue Door at 1-888-554-5525. 

Tips on Staying Warm

  • Limit your exposure to extreme cold weather
  • If it's too cold outside, consider staying indoors
  • Make sure your head, face, ears, neck, hands and feet are well protected
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages as they cause your body to lose heat more rapidly

Seasonal Shelter Providers in Newmarket

Inn from the Cold

Inn from the Cold provides accommodation and services for adults including meals, laundry and clothing.

Phone: 905-895-8889 – a monitored voicemail system is available
Address:
510 Penrose Street, Newmarket
Open 24/7, November to late June
innfromthecold.ca

Belinda's Place (Emergency and Transitional)

Services provided by The Salvation Army for Women 

Phone: 289-366-HOPE (4673)
Address:
16580 Yonge St, Newmarket



Extreme Heat 

During extreme hot weather warnings issued by York Region residents and member of the public can seek shelter at one of these Town of Newmarket facilities during its hours of operation: 

Facilities and Amenities you can cool down at

Facility

​Hours of Operation 

​Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West) 

​Monday to Sunday: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

​Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive)

​Monday to Sunday: 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

​Nemwarket Public Library (438 Park Avenue) 

​Monday: Closed
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 9:30 a.m.     to 9 p.m.

 Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.


Other amenities (pools, spray pads and water features) 

Facility / Amenity

Hours of Operation / Swim Times

Magna Centre Pool (800 Mulock Drive)

Please see the drop-in schedule for the most up to date schedule.
 
Swimming fees apply.

Ray Twinney Recreation Complex Pool (100 Eagle Street West)

Please see the drop-in schedule for the most up to date schedule.
 
Swimming fees apply.

Outdoor Gorman Pool (424 D’arcy Street)




Please see the drop-in schedule for the most up to date schedule.


Swimming fees apply.

Tim Hortons Water Feature at Newmarket’s Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive)

Monday to Sunday: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 
Please note that the water feature will close early on Thursdays (3 p.m.) in preparation for the TD Newmarket Music Series. 

 

Rogers Spray Pad (170 London Road)

Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
 

Frank Stronach Spray Pad (500 Memorial Circle)

 

Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Dr. Margaret Arkinstall Spray Pad (Sawmill Valley)

 

Monday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Additional Assistance 

Those looking for additional assistance can contact Inn from the Cold at 905-895-8889 or York Region's Outreach Team at 1-866-553-4053.

For more information on COVID-19 in York Region, visit york.ca/covid19. For more information on how to protect yourself against extreme heat, visit Health Canada's website.

Tips on Staying Cool

  • Check local weather forecasts for the temperature, humidex and UV index
  • Check Environment Canada for heat warnings
  • Stay hydrated and drink as much water as possible. Limit caffeinated beverages or alcohol as these items can dehydrate you
  • Wear loose, breathable and light-coloured clothing when outdoors
  • Schedule outdoor physical activities in the morning and evening hours when it is cooler
  • Avoid the sun and stay in the shade.
  • Do not leave pets or children in hot cars



Emergency and Transitional Housing

There are seasonal emergency housing and shelters and other emergency housing facilities across York Region for people experiencing homelessness. In Newmarket, those seeking shelter can contact or visit one of the following:

  • York Region's Transitional Shelter Intake Line at 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76140 or email TransitionalShelter.Line@york.ca

  • Inn from the Cold (510 Penrose Street), which provides overnight accommodation for those seeking temporary housing, meals and clothing. Inn from the Cold is open from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m., seven days a week from November to early April. For more information, call 905-895-8889.

  • Belinda's Place (16580 Yonge Street) which provides accommodations for women who are homeless or in crisis. For information on Belinda's Place, call 289-366-4673.

  • Street Outreach Van, which provides mobile street outreach services to homeless, street involved people and those at risk of being homeless, seven days a week from 2 to 9 p.m. To schedule a meeting place and time, call 1-866-553-4053.

For more information, please call the Town at 905-895-5193 or York Region Health Connection at 1-800-361-5653. For the deaf or hard of hearing, contact York Region at 1-877-464-9675 or 1-866-512-6228.