Homeless lose a place to stay as Out of Cold site set to close

As many as 80 homeless people in the Waterloo region may be seeking a place to take refuge after one of the sites in the Out of the Cold program closes later this winter.

Ray of Hope is renovating the space used by Out of the Cold, said CEO Harry Whyte, and would need to spend an extra $150,000 to $250,000 to meet building code requirements for a shelter, for things like a sprinkler system, more exits and fireproof materials.