YMCA GTA Blog

How to age with grace: Tips from a 50-year YMCA member

December 02, 2016

Norm, a YMCA member for half a century, celebrated his 90th birthday today at the Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre. The former Director of Advertising for the Toronto Star is young at heart, and it shows: he has a sharp mind, no major ailments, and is in excellent physical shape. What is his secret […]

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Help spread the love this holiday season

December 01, 2016

All month long, we are holding a food and winter clothing drive to ensure youth in need are well-fed, warm, and dry this season. The drive will benefit various YMCA programs, in particular homeless and street-involved youth who come through our Vanauley Street YMCA, and YMCA Sprott House programs. In Toronto, about 2,000 youth are […]

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How Emma lost 70 pounds and regained her self-esteem

November 23, 2016

Emma spent years feeling self-conscious about her body and unsure how to get healthier. It wasn’t until she watched her boyfriend Adam lose over 100 pounds, compete in a bodybuilding competition, and become a YMCA personal trainer that she got inspired to turn her life around. Here’s her Y Story:­ Before I started working out […]

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Your Support Counts
Mark, Participant, in front of YMCA Vanauley Street
Mark, Participant Feeling lost and alone, Mark found the support he needed to turn his life around.
Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA Building
Our New Y's It's about the impact, not the bricks and mortar.
Maria and Eric, Supporter
Maria and Eric, Supporter Their generous $500K donation will help bring a new Y to their east end community.

Thanks to our generous donors, over 46,000 people received financial assistance last year.

we helped

36,843

people stay active

we helped

705

kids go to camp