David Busby Centre

Site: Barrie - 88 Mulcaster St

Service: Drop In Services

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments
  • Daytime drop-in services and overnight respite beds at this location provide additional choices for individuals opting not to access shelter programs 
  • Drop-in programs and overnight respite warming programs do not require individuals to enter the shelter program
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-739-6916
Fax 705-739-9543
E-Mail getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Website www.busbycentre.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/DavidBusbyCentre
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/BusbyCentre
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCJad6X-OxBbAYeEOcwCzJMA
Site Information
Site Location Enter Street Centre off of McDonald St
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
88 Mulcaster St, Lower Level
Barrie, ON L4M 3M5
Intersection Mulcaster St and McDonald St
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON L4M 5E1
Physical Access Not Accessible
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Staff available to assist with:  
  • general support 
  • breakfast-to-go items 
  • 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  
  • referral to other programs and community resources 
  • an access point to facilitate medical, corrections and other support appointments virtually
Hours will be increased in December 2021 
  • 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 705-739-6916 or emailing getconnected@busbycentre.ca
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-3 pm
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions, anyone impacted by homelessness
  • Drop-in, no appointment needed 
  • Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, staff may limit the number of people inside at any one time and it may be necessary to wait outside for service
Languages English
Fees None
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name CV19; Barrie COVID19
Agency Information
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1993
Primary Executive Sara Peddle, Executive Director; Phone: (Cell) 705-794-7499; Email: sara@busbycentre.ca
Funding Regional / Municipal ; Provincial ; Federal ; Donations - See website for items welcome as donations (Wish List)
Taxonomy and Classification
Service Categories Bag Lunches/Dinners ; Certificates/Forms Assistance ; Extreme Cold Warming Centres ; Extreme Heat Cooling Programs ; Food Donation Programs ; General Clothing Provision ; Home Rental Listings ; Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Men ; Homeless Drop In Centres ~ Women ; Homeless Transportation Programs ; Housing Search Assistance ; Housing Search Assistance ~ Homeless People ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Personal/Grooming Supplies Donation Programs ; Public Showers/Baths ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ At Risk for Homelessness ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Homeless People