Community centers and other public buildings are also available during their opening hours as spaces where people can catch a break from the cold.
The Overdose Prevention Society at 58 East Hastings Street is also extending its hours to operate from 11:00 pm to 8:00 am on the nights that the warming centers are activated.
Last year, around 100 people used the City’s warming centers each night.
Since 2009, the City has partnered with the Province to open additional shelter space for the winter months. This year, nearly 300 temporary beds are available. The Province also opens extreme weather response shelters in Vancouver when the temperature drops to 0 degrees. Anyone who is in need of a warm place to stay can call 2-1-1 to check the shelters availabilities.