Busby Centre

Site: South Georgian Bay

Service: Emergency Group Lodging

Record #: CWD1511
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2023
Last Full Update: 29 Sep 2022


Description (Service)
  • Provides overnight shelter during winter months Nov-Apr, breakfast and evening meal
  • Provides accommodation for individuals and families experiencing homelessness, connections to housing and community supports, food and meals
  • Limited shelter beds may be available
  • Staff are providing 24/7 support at the motel (health and safety monitoring, connections to housing, health services and community supports, and daily food and meals)
  • Eligibility determined through pre-screening over the phone 705 828 3795 (24/7) or 705 606 6589 (8am-8pm)
  • DETOUR outreach team is at Collingwood Public Library on Wednesday and Saturday from 3 pm-4 pm to support people experiencing homelessness and living rough
  • Outreach team can be reached 7 days a week by calling 705 790 5654 or emailing outreach@busbycentre.ca


Service Details

Public Comments

Individuals and Families - intake is only by phone Mon-Sun 24 hours

Women - first call My Friend's House women's shelter (705-444-2511) to see if there is any availability

Hours Pre-Screening via Telephone: Mon-Sun 24 hours

Shelter Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Collingwood - and surrounding areas ; Nottawa ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach ; South Georgian Bay
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Youth (16 years and older), couples, individuals and families
  • Pre-screening by phone Mon-Sun 24 hours, call Central Intake for Temporary Shelter 705-606-6589
  • Families should identify themselves as such, as family accommodations are also available
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Site Location Confidential
Located In Community Collingwood
Address & Map
Collingwood, ON
Physical Access Unknown

Contact Information

Office Phone Central Intake for Temporary Shelter: 705-828-3795 
Office: 705-606-6589
E-Mail getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Website www.busbycentre.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OutoftheColdCollingwood
Volunteer Coordinator Candace Gordon, Food and Donations Resource Coordinator; Phone: 705-828-3477; Email: candace@busbycentre.ca
Primary Executive Sara Peddle, Executive Director
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5E1

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