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Busby Centre

Site: Barrie - 88 Mulcaster St

Service: Drop In Services

Record #: BAR1685
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 12 Oct 2023


Office Phone 705-739-6916
Fax 705-739-9543
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Primary Contact Sara Peddle, Executive Director


Site Location Entrance on McDonald St
Address & Map
88 Mulcaster St
Lower Level
Barrie, ON
Canada L4M 3M5
Intersection Mulcaster St and McDonald St
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5E1
Physical Access Not Accessible


Description (Service) Staff available to assist with:
  • bag lunch or emergency grocery bag - provided between 11 am-4:30 pm - also available through Outreach Van
  • general support
  • hygiene supplies and seasonal clothing
  • Harm Reduction supplies
  • access to short-term warming space, free showers, and washroom
  • Health Cards and other paperwork
  • transportation needs - local and out of town for housing and health care needs
  • referral to other programs and community resources
  • an access point to facilitate medical, corrections and other support appointments virtually
  • Housing Support Worker
  • HEPCURE free testing
  • Para Medicine

  • Donations of breakfast and lunch items for shelter guests as well as donations of survival gear, toiletries and cleaning supplies are needed
  • if you have donations, do not go to 88 Mulcaster without first calling 705-828-3477 or emailing
Join the Meal Train
  • Busby Centre serves sandwiches and other essentials to over 120 people every day
  • commit to providing sandwiches for one day or more
  • visit this page to sign up:

    Service Details

    Legal Status (50) Non Profit
    Hours Drop-in: Mon-Sun 9 am-4:30 pm
    Bag lunch or emergency grocery bag: Mon-Sun 11 am-4:30 pm
    Para Medicine: Mon 1 pm, drop in
    Housing Support Worker: Tue, Fri 8:30 am-12 noon, Wed 3 pm-7:30 pm
    HEPCURE free testing: every two weeks, call for dates and times
    Ontario Works: Thu 9 am-12 noon

    Free Haircuts third Mon of every month - 1pm, limited availability
    Areas Served Simcoe County
    Eligibility No restrictions, anyone impacted by homelessness
    Application Drop-in, no appointment needed
    Languages English
    Fees None

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