UPDATE: Canton Keeps Options Open for Those Out in Cold

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Warming centers remain open in the city of Canton for those needing to escape the cold.

The Canton Civic Center on Market Avenue N is open for overnight stays Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 a.m. Tuesday.

It was also open Sunday night.

Guests should enter through the south McKinley Room doors.

And the Refuge of Hope on 2nd Street NE is open for a warmup Monday and Tuesday.

the shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SARTA is also offering a free ride to the Civic Center on the 108 route from the Cornerstone Transit Center.

Here’s more from the city of Canton:

The Canton Civic Center is located at 1101 Market Avenue North; Canton, OH 44702. Guests must enter through the south doors that state “McKinley Room”, located below the parking garage. Masks are available on site if needed. Hours of operation:
• Sunday, January 14, 2024, at 1:00 pm through Monday, January 15, 2024, at 8:00 am
• Monday, January 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm through Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 8:00 am\

Refuge of Hope, located at 715 Second St NE, Canton, OH 44704 (330-453-1785). Guests must enter through door #4 (ring bell). Hot beverages and food will be available. Hours of operation:
• Monday, January 15, 2024, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (No overnight stay.)
• Tuesday, January 16, 2024, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm (No overnight stay.)

SARTA will provide transportation:
• Those who need transportation to a warming center may access SARTA from any regular stop to the
Cornerstone Transit Center on Chery Avenue SE. Once at the Cornerstone Transit center, utilize
route #108 for transportation to the Canton Civic Center. Please let the bus driver know you are in
route to the warming center and there will be no fee.
• Return transportation will be provided from the Canton Civic Center to Cornerstone Transit Center on
Cherry Ave SE free of charge by utilizing route #108.

If transportation is needed when SARTA is not available, please call 330-649-5800 for assistance.