A glitch in the city’s shelter system managed to temporarily close down a 24-hour, city-run referral centre for the homeless — a place that is often seen as a last-resort to escape harsh weather and find safety.

The Peter Street Referral Centre, a resource that helps people find shelter beds, shut its doors between 4 a.m. and 8 a.m., leaving many people with no where else to go on Sept. 19.