Timmins’ homeless population is still being fed during the COVID-19 pandemic, just not at the McIntyre Curling Club.

Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board CAO Brian Marks says the contract with the McIntyre Coffee Shop has expired, and the use of the curling club is only between seven at night and seven in the morning.

”So obviously during the day at the Mac, there are no longer any services to be provided,” he remarks.  “Meals are still available at the locations that were previously available throughout the week.” That includes Project Love, the Lord’s Kitchen and the Salvation Army.

Regular services and programs are available at Living Space on Cedar Street North.

Living Space on Cedar St. N., across from City Hall.
(Bob McIntyre, MyTimminsNow.com staff)

The Mac is still available overnight for sleeping. Marks says that’s because physical distancing means Living Space can’t have 20 people sleeping there.

“During the day, people can go in, in the basement location,” Marks says.  If it’s 30 degrees, we will allow people in on a rotating basis for cooling services, things like that.”