City to activate Emergency Warming Centre

Last updated: March 1, 2023

The City’s Emergency Warming Centre is now closed

We have closed our Emergency Warming Centre at 7320 Buller Avenue as of March 1 and will re-open again as required.

The City of Burnaby will activate an overnight warming centre at 7320 Buller Avenue on February 23, providing extra capacity for vulnerable people to take shelter from winter weather.

It will operate 8:30 pm to 8 am daily, beginning on February 23, and will be open for those in need.

The Buller Avenue location was chosen for this service as it provides the necessary space and amenities. 

This warming centre will complement existing homeless services available in Burnaby, which include:

  • Douglas Shelter—2294 Douglas Road
  • Emergency Response Centre—3680 Sperling Avenue
  • Extreme weather shelters—Southside Community Church, 7135 Walker Avenue (Open the 1st to the 15th of the month), and Westminster Bible Chapel, 7540 6th Street (Open 16th to end of the month).

By activating this facility, the City is following through on the recommendations included in HOME: Burnaby’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy. The strategy, approved by council in 2021, includes a series of recommendations for preventing pathways into homelessness, supporting pathways out of homelessness, and supporting homeless-serving partners in Burnaby.

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