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Busby Centre

Site: South Georgian Bay

Service: Emergency Group Lodging

Record #: CWD1511
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2024
Last Full Update: 12 Oct 2023


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 an availability
Office Phone 705-606-6589 ; Central Intake for Temporary Shelter: 705-828-3795
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Site Location Confidential
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Collingwood, ON
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON 
Canada L4M 5E1
Physical Access Unknown


Description (Service)
  • Provides night to night emergency respite shelter, 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
  • Eligibility determined through pre-screening over the phone 705-828-3795
  • DETOUR outreach team is at Collingwood Public Library on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 3 pm-4 pm to support people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
  • Outreach team can be reached 7 days a week by calling 705 790 5654 or emailing


Service Details

Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Hours Shelter Service: Mon-Sun 24 hours, year round
Pre-Screening via Telephone: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Collingwood ; Nottawa ; Stayner ; Wasaga Beach
Eligibility Age Requirements: 16 year(s) and up
Youth, couples, individuals and families
Application Pre-screening by phone Mon-Sun 24 hours
Families should identify themselves as such, as family accommodations are also available.
Languages English
Fees None

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