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The McDonald Family YMCA

A new YMCA is coming to the King and Spadina neighbourhood offering aquatics, individual conditioning, group fitness classes, children’s programs, personal training and more.

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Programs & Amenities

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Affordable Membership Options

  • A variety of memberships are available, including family memberships which includes two adults and any number of children in your household
  • A membership assistance program is available when price may be a barrier to joining
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State-Of-The-Art Facilities

  • A swimming pool featuring a variety of aquatics programs
  • An individual conditioning room with cardio and weight equipment
  • Beautiful, welcoming spaces with plenty of natural light
  • A gymnasium for rec sports like Basketball, Volleyball and more
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Quality Fitness Classes

  • Your membership includes a variety of fantastic group fitness including Yoga, YMCA TotalFit, YMCA Arriba, and much more
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Children’s Lessons & Camps

  • We have fun and challenging programming that keeps your kids active including karate, basketball, soccer, recreational sports, swimming lessons and aquatic leadership courses
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Free Youth Empowerment Programs

  • From Teen Nights to Youth Leadership Development, your new Y will provide donor-funded supports and opportunities for young people to overcome obstacles and reach their potential.
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Sustainably Built

  • We reduced carbon emissions by opting for locally sourced and recycled materials when possible
  • Thanks to designing efficient, low-waste systems we are on track to be LEED certified and receive the gold standard


When will the centre open?

Construction is well on its way. We are planning to open our doors in 2024. Our team is working hard behind the scenes to move the project along so we can announce the official opening day. Be the first to find out when that will be and get more exciting details by signing up for the newsletter.

What’s included in a YMCA membership?

Your membership includes access to the aquatics centre, the individual conditioning room, all group fitness classes, rec sports in the gymnasium at all 11 YMCA locations across the GTA. Additional fees apply for children’s registered programs, personal training sessions or league sports.

Are my membership fees donations?

No. Membership fees cover the costs of your access to our amenities, drop-in sports and rec programs, and group fitness classes.
The YMCA of Greater Toronto is a charity and many of our members make donations to support our work. These donations go towards our programs — from youth shelters to camp, leadership development, and more — and they help us bring those programs to more people by funding new YMCAs in new neighbourhoods. If you choose to give to the Y, you will receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation, but not for your membership fees.

What kinds of group fitness classes will you offer?

Our group fitness classes vary in style, intensity and fitness goal but all of them are created to be accessible and inclusive. Options range from high intensity classes like TotalFit, Bootcamp and BodyFit to more restorative classes like Yoga.

What kinds of children’s programs will you offer?

All of our YMCA health and fitness centres offer a variety of sports and learning programs for children and youth. Find out more about basketball, swim lessons, soccer, martial arts, you aquatics and more.

Why is it called The McDonald Family YMCA?

Long-time YMCA supporters Steve and Jenifer McDonald have collectively donated a total of $5M to our Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign to build new YMCAs across the GTA. This new Centre of Community is named in honour of their commitment to bringing essential services and a sense of community to more people in more neighbourhoods.

I know you’re not open yet, but I’d like to start my well-being journey right now. Do you have other locations nearby?

We currently have 11 locations across the Greater Toronto Area. A YMCA membership gets you access to all of these locations, so if you’re looking to start your well-being journey today, you’re in luck. Visit the Find a Y page to locate your nearest Y. And get your membership through the My Y portal.

McDonald Family YMCA Location & Details

505 Richmond Street West
Camp Address
Toronto, ON M5V 1Y3

Phone: 416-928-9622

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The Y Is A Charity That's Changed Millions Of Lives For The Better

For 170 years, the Y has empowered people with essential services, opportunities to better their lives, and a sense of community and belonging.

Above and beyond our state-of-the-art Health and Fitness centres, the Y supports health and well-being through critical services ranging from youth shelters to child care, mental health counselling, employment programs, food banks, and more.