Warming centres

Each winter, London experiences periods of extreme cold. The Middlesex-London Health Unit issues cold alerts in the following conditions, when one or more of these criteria are met:

  • Environment Canada forecasts low temperature of -15 C or lower;
  • Environment Canada forecasts wind chill of -20 or lower; or if
  • Environment Canada issues a 'Cold Alert' or 'Cold Warning'. 

When a cold alert is issued, the City of London will initiate our extreme temperature protocol, which may include opening warming centre for residents who require temporary shelter from the cold.

Hours and locations of warming centres will be updated here when a cold alert is issued.

Please note that no special programming is provided at warming centres and the hours of operation may vary.

Warming Centre Hours and Locations

During an extreme weather alert, the South London Community Centre may be open as a warming centre between 11 am-7 pm.

The South London Community Centre is located at 1119 Jalna Boulevard.

Please Note:  The MLHU has issued a Cold Weather Alert and the SLCC will be open February 16 & 17, 2021 as a warming centre.

Last modified:Tuesday, February 16, 2021