David Busby Centre

Site: Barrie

Service: Temporary Hotel Shelter

Memos and Bulletins
Public Comments Due to COVID-19, shelter operations have moved and some services are currently not available
Contact Information
Office Phone Central Intake for Temporary Shelter: 705-790-7028 
Office: 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
Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
Barrie, ON
Mailing Address PO Box 1055 
Barrie, ON L4M 5E1
Physical Access Unknown
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Emergency Shelter 
  • Overnight Shelter operations have temporarily moved into a local hotel 
  • limited shelter beds may be available at 88 Mulcaster St  
  • Shelter Intake Hours are 24/7, call 705-790-7028 
  • staff are providing 24/7 support at the motel  
  • three meals are provided 
  • staff work with people staying at the shelter on housing and health plans and facilitate virtual medical, housing, court and other urgent meetings or appointments 
  • Harm Reduction supplies on-site and support safety planning for those who are using drugs and alcohol
  • 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 Central Intake for Emergency Group Lodging: Mon-Sun 24 hours  
Office: Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm, but hours can vary
Areas Served Simcoe County
Eligibility No restrictions, anyone impacted by homelessness
Application Call or email
Languages English
Fees None
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name Barrie COVID19 ; CV19
Agency Information
Parent Agency Name David Busby Centre
Description (Agency) Overnight Emergency Shelter and outreach services for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. David Busby Centre is a registered charity.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1993
Primary Executive Sara Peddle, Executive Director; Phone: 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 Disaster Related Shelter Services ; Food Donation Programs ; Homeless Shelter ~ Men ; Homeless Shelter ~ Transgender Individuals ; Homeless Shelter ~ Women ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ; Personal/Grooming Supplies Donation Programs ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Homeless People ; Street Outreach Programs