It's been eight weeks since we reopened our site for construction. Here are the latest updates:
Last updated August 2020
Vaughan is enjoying unprecedented growth: it is home to successful businesses and sought-after neighbourhoods. The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre YMCA will help lead this vibrant city to even greater heights. The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a more than 165-year-old charity committed to making communities stronger and setting people of all ages on the road to success. As Vaughan evolves, we must invest in the next generation - because the children of today are the trailblazers of tomorrow:
We’ll open more child care spaces to help parents chase their career dreams.
We’ll transform youth into confident change-makers through leadership, volunteer and employment opportunities
We’ll ensure everyone grows healthy and happy—right into their retirement years and beyond—by complimenting physical activity with community and connections.
Your new 77,000 square-foot YMCA will feature:
a full-sized gymnasium
whirlpools and steam rooms
a multi-purpose fitness studio
a conditioning and weight room
Our diverse programs designed for all ages and stages include:
Licensed Child Care
Group fitness classes
We’ll strengthen the community by:
helping people get strong – physically, mentally, and socially
providing opportunities for learning, playing, growing, and giving back and
"When will you be open?" It's the #1 question on everyone's mind. We would love to give you an exact date, but it depends on so many factors — especially the construction. We're moving along nicely, but it's too early to nail down an exact date (see what we did there?). So, stay tuned; we'll let you know as soon as we do!
As the new General Manager of the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre YMCA, Katie is no stranger to the Y, which she’s been a part of since childhood. She got her start at the Y’s summer camps, and has worked at various Health & Fitness centres. At the new Vaughan Metropolitan Centre YMCA, Katie will be there to help new members feel welcome and volunteers discover how they can engage with the community.
The City of Vaughan and the YMCA of Greater Toronto have invested in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre YMCA, but $14 million from the community is needed to make our vision a reality. It’s thanks to the incredible efforts of our Strong Start, Great Future Campaign Cabinet —many of whom are the next generation of leaders—that we are making strides towards our goal.
PwC | Partner Tax, Private Company Services
Peter Cortellucci, Co-Chair
Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco, Co-Chair
Principal & Co-Founder
Julian De Meneghi
Planner, Project Manager
Lormel Homes Ltd.
Liberty Development Corporation
Jonathan L. Frustaglio
Vice President & Market Manager
BMO Private Banking
Chief Financial Officer
Bolton Railings Inc.
Riccardo del Vecchio
Miller Thomson LLP
“After learning about the Y and the great social infrastructure they’re bringing to my community, I thought, ‘How could I not be a part of this?’ If I can spread the word about the good the Y does—and help raise funds to get the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre YMCA—then I'll have done my job.”
—Andrea DeGasperis Ronco, Strong Start, Great Future Campaign Cabinet Member and Donor