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  • Where to stay warm in Newmarket. Cold weather alert in for York Region.

    Created: Tuesday, December 13, 2022

    A cold weather alert has been issued by York Region. York Region will issue a Cold Weather Alert when temperatures are forecast to be -15oC or colder, with or without wind chill, for any local municipality in the Region during the next 24 hours.

    The Ray Twinney Recreation Complex and the Magna Centre will be open as a temporary 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 [email protected]

    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