Two Community Support Centres remain open as "one-stop" shops for community support information, with staff available to answer questions and access to charging stations, showers and washrooms following the May 21 storm.

The city initially opened 20 Emergency Reception Centres across the city following the storm for residents to charge devices, have a shower, get food and meet with the Canadian Red Cross.

Four Community Support Centres opened Monday, offering a "one-stop" shop for community support information and charging stations, showers and washrooms, but two closed Wednesday.

Staff from Ottawa Bylaw and Regulatory Services, Ottawa Public Health, Community and Social Services, Building Code Services, Canadian Red Cross and the Insurance Bureau of Canada will be at each facility to meet with residents.

The Community Support Centres are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The locations are:

The city says the centres will have information related to general insurance, housing and financial services, building and demolition permit requirements and processes, public health, psychosocial support, and more.

Each location will provide access to charging stations for electronic devices, showers and washrooms.


The city of Ottawa says two community support centres that have been open through the recovery closed Wednesday.

Support services at the François Dupuis Recreation Complex and the CARDELREC Recreation Complex ended after 7 p.m.

Other community support centers at the Howard Darwin Centennial Arena and the Hunt Club-Riverside Park Community Centre will remain open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until further notice.


The city says many recreational facilities and community centres will be open for normal programming. Residents can visit them to charge devices and use washrooms and showers.

For more information, visit the Recreation Facilities webpage for open locations and hours.