Centres of Community

Sweat For Good

Your home away from home

YMCAs provide the literal building blocks for healthy communities: these are safe spaces where you can build new connections, foster old ones, and always feel comfortable in your own skin, no matter your size or shape. That's why they're called Centres of Community: each of our locations go beyond providing the highest quality equipment, classes, sports, and family programs, and help unite us all behind the greater good.

Supporting more people in more communities

For over 160 years, the YMCA has been providing safe community spaces where everyone is welcome, no matter their gender, ethnicity, age, race, religion, income level, sexual orientation, ability, size or shape. And we have ambitious plans for an even brighter future: we’re building new Centres of Community across the GTA, so we can bring more programs, to more people, in more communities.

The Steve & Sally Stavro Family YMCA

Kingston Road YMCA

In 2020, this 60,000-square-foot Centre of Community will open in Toronto's east end on the site of the former East City YMCA. Plans for this state-of-the-art facility include a full gymnasium, two pools, a conditioning and weight room, community spaces, a youth zone, and spaces for children's programs.

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Vaughan Metropolitan YMCA

Vaughan YMCA

Co-located with a City of Vaughan public library and performing arts centre, this incredible new 77,000 square-foot facility will include YMCA Health and Fitness, Child Care, and Camps programs. Opening is scheduled for 2020.

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McDonald Family YMCA

McDonald Family YMCA rendering

When it opens in 2021, this new 54,000 square-foot YMCA will bring a much-needed health facility to a revitalized Alexandra Park neighbourhood. Championed by the area’s City Councillor Joe Cressy, the McDonald Family Y will include a full gymnasium, swimming pool, conditioning and weight room, and community room.

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Community Events, Room Rentals, and Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s special day at the YMCA! Learn more about our Birthday Party packages.

The Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA offers rooms to rent for your upcoming conference, training, general meeting and more.

  • Multiple rooms ranging from smaller 12-person boardrooms to a 300-seat auditorium.
  • Rooms are either equipped with built-in audiovisual equipment including LCD projectors, screens and sound systems, or portable systems can also be rented.

Contact us today to find out more! communityevents@ymcagta.org or 416-975-9168 x 41404.

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