The city has opened two new winter respite services this weekend in an effort to provide warm and safe spaces for Toronto’s homeless.

Combined, the city says the two new facilities will provide spaces for up to 200 people and both centres are expected to be open until April 15.

“Winter respite services are not a replacement for permanent housing, but the city is doing its best to provide safe and warm spaces for vulnerable people,” councillor James Pasternak said in a city press release.