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July 3, 2018 - Effective November 2018, Barrie Out of the Cold will not be operating nightly (November-April) at area churches. Instead overnight shelter will be provided at the Busby Centre, 88 Mulcaster Street under the direction of Busby staff. Barrie Out of the Cold will also work closely with Busby to transition the organization’s knowledge, history, volunteer base and donors to the new group lodging operation. This collaborative process is expected to take some time, and some Barrie Out of the Cold board members and long-time volunteers will be a part of the process and integrated into the new organization. Existing Barrie Out of the Cold volunteers and those interested in volunteering at the new group lodging program at the David Busby Street Centre are invited to visit or email

Organization: Barrie Out of the Cold  
Phone Numbers: 705-331-1396
PO Box 27071
Barrie, ON
L4M 6K4
Hours: Churches: Mon-Sun 6 pm-7:30 am

Dinner: Mon-Sun 6 pm-7:30 pm

Breakfast: Mon-Sun 7:30 am


5:30 pm-7:30 pm: register at Central Intake at David Busby Centre at 88 Mulcaster Street

Dates: Nov 14, 2017- Apr 30, 2018
Executives: Kelly Watson - Board Chair
Deb Exel - Vice Chair and Communications
Contacts: Stacey Daoust - Program Coordinator
Service Description: Each evening a team of volunteers provides guests with a warm welcome, a hot meal, a sleeping mat in a safe, respectful overnight accommodation during the winter months and breakfast prior to departure the following morning

For the 2017/18 season the program will operate as follows:
  • Monday - St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen St
  • Tuesday - Bethel Community Church, 128 St Vincent St
  • Wednesday & Thursday - St Mary's Church, 65 Amelia St
  • Friday - Trinity Anglican Church, 24 Collier Street
  • Saturday & Sunday - Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St

Barrie Out of the Cold guests may obtain shelter and coffee at the David Busby Street Centre Monday to Friday from 8 am-3pm

Community Meals
  • During the 2017/18 season, people who have shelter but need food assistance can receive a community meal at the Salvation Army's Bayside Mission Centre located at 16 Bayfield St * Lunch is served 12 noon-12:50 pm and Supper at 6 pm-6:50 pm Mon-Sun

Barrie Out of the Cold Board of Directors is comprised of members of the community

Fees: None
Application: All guests subject to Barrie Out of the Cold Admission Policy and must have a referral form from Central Intake before going to the church hosting for that particular night

* Central Intake operates from the David Busby Centre which is located at 88 Mulcaster Street, Barrie from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm

* Between 7:30 pm-11 pm anyone seeking shelter must call 1-844-845-8494

* After 11 pm, anyone seeking shelter should go to the police office next to the bus station on Maple Ave * use the no-charge telephone located outside the police station to request help regarding shelter or telephone Barrie Police at 705-725-7025
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Homeless
Languages: English
Area(s) Served:
See Also: Hospitality Meals
Shelters and Drop-in Centres for Adults

This information was last completely updated on September 27, 2017

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Updated September 27, 2017
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