Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre

20 Grosvenor Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 2V5
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Phone: 1(416)975-9622

Email: memberservices@ymcagta.org

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Note: The YMCA Academy high school, child care, Family Resource Centre, and day camps programs are located in the Toronto Breadalbane YMCA Centre. This north building of the Central Y facility is accessible via a walkway on the 2nd floor, or from street level at 15 Breadalbane St.

Programs Available at this Centre

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Toronto, these award-winning facilities feature a wide range of health and fitness facilities and programs, a new immigrant services centre, youth programs, and day camps during school breaks.

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Check out our schedule to see all the aquatics programs, sports and rec activities, group fitness classes, and family-friendly fun we run every day:

   

Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 5:00 am–midnight   
Weekends: 7:00 am–midnight

Stop by for a free tour to see our:

  • Two quad gymnasium
  • 25 metre lap and recreation pool
  • Training pool with a hydraulic floor
  • Conditioning and weight rooms
  • Studios for dance and group fitness classes
  • CycleFit studio
  • 125 metre indoor running track
  • Squash courts
  • Youth zone
  • Auditorium
  • Green Roof with outdoor track, walkway, gardens and studio space.
  • Cafe
  • On-site child minding facilities where carefully trained staff and volunteers care for your kids while you work out
  • Separate Men’s and Women’s change rooms, each with their own saunas
  • A separate Family change room
  • Men’s and Women’s Plus change rooms with separate saunas, whirlpools, steam rooms, lounges, and workout areas, as well as complimentary towel service and tea/coffee.
   

Popular Programs

Just getting started, or looking to add something new to your healthy living routine? Choose from some of our most popular programs  and services:
  • Group and private swim lessons
  • Recreational family-friendly aquatic activities
  • Lane swim time and swim lessons
  • Instructional sports, dance, and martial arts classes for kids
  • Group fitness classes including yoga, Bootcamp and CycleFit
  • Sports and rec activities including badminton and table tennis
  • Personal Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Complimentary mYfitness assessment 
  • Teen Night

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The YMCA provides a wide range of services to give immigrants all the help and support they need to begin their new lives in Canada. YMCA Newcomer Information Centre is located on the 3rd floor of Toronto Central Grosvenor Street YMCA Centre.

Standard Hours
Monday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Language Assessment & Referral Hotline: 416-925-5462
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Join a YMCA to make new friends, learn new skills, access counselling, or a wide-variety of youth programs and services.

Standard Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Day Camp Programs

Toronto Central Y Day is a super active, high energy camp community welcoming 80-100 campers per week to participate in a variety of engaging camp programs. Each day campers will start and end their day with an opening circle in the gym, before counselors break off and follow their daily schedule with their group of 10-12 campers for their specific program.

In addition to program specific activities, campers will visit Queens Park for outdoor camps and have three recreational swims per week in the Central YMCA indoor swimming pool. Extended Hours is available on site for an additional fee of $15/week for AM, $25/week for PM or $40 for both.

Programs offered at this location vary from week to week and include:

  • Basketball
  • Cheer & Dance
  • Multi Sports
  • Swimming Lessons (Both 1 hour and 2 hour per day lesson options)
  • Wacky Sports
  • Variety

Learn more about Summer Programs Day Camp Guide Frequently Asked Questions


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Membership Options

Health & Fitness Membership Categories and Pricing

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Health & Fitness Membership Categories and Pricing

Our membership types and fees are designed to cater to all budgets and schedules.* To join today, simply bring valid photo ID and pre-authorized payment (a void cheque or credit card information) to the membership desk. Our team can help you determine which of the following categories best suits your needs:

  • Adult General: Our Adult General membership is for individuals age 22 and up. Included in your monthly fee of $58 is access to all our amenities and program areas; unlimited group fitness classes; and unlimited access to our drop-in sports and rec programs.
  • Adult Plus: Upgrade to an Adult Plus Membership for $102 per month and enjoy extra amenities such as saunas, whirlpools, steam rooms, lounges, and workout areas, as well as complimentary towel service and tea/coffee. Adult Plus members must be 22 years of age or older.
  • Family General: Family General Memberships include a maximum of two adult partners living at the same address, and any number of dependent children aged 21 years or younger. Included in your monthly fee of $97 is access to all our amenities and program areas; unlimited group fitness classes; and unlimited access to our drop-in sports and rec programs for every individual on the membership.
  • Family Plus: Upgrade to a Family Plus Membership for $171 per month and enjoy extra amenities such as saunas, whirlpools, steam rooms, lounges, and workout areas, as well as complimentary towel service and tea/coffee. Members must be 22 years of age or older to access Plus amenities.
  • Child/Youth: The YMCA is committed to the development of our next generation of leaders and innovators. Our unique programs are designed to ensure children and youth live full, active, and healthy lives. This membership category is for all young people from age 0 to 21, and is available for $39 per month.

*Conditions apply. Speak with a staff member for details.

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Sunday, April 29

Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the Y

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Celebrate Healthy Kids Day at the Y

YMCA Healthy Kids Day is celebrated across Canada to spread the word about the importance of physical activity for children. Drop by your Y for FREE activities the whole family can enjoy together. 

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Wednesdays, 6:45 - 8:00 pm

Women's Variety Sports

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Women's Variety Sports

Try something new, or play an old favourite at our Wednesday evening women's sports sessions from 6:45 - 8:00 pm:

  • April 4: Basketball
  • April 11: Ball Hockey
  • April 18: Ball Hockey
  • April 25: Soccer

You get to play for FREE with your YMCA membership card, and you don't have to register in advance — simply show up ready to have fun and meet some new teammates!

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April 21 - 24

Studio 1 Closure

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Studio 1 Closure

To allow us to refurbish the floor, Studio 1 will be closed from Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 pm to Tuesday, April 24 at 5:00 am. All classes scheduled in Studio 1 will be relocated to Studio 2. Sunday's 10:30 am Kettlebell class will be cancelled. We appreciate your patience as we work to update our facilities, and can't wait to re-open the new-and-improved studio!

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Fridays at 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Youth Basketball

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Youth Basketball

If your child has a love for basketball, we've got a great program for them starting up in April! Our new registered basketball program is for youth age 10- 15 who want to have fun and take their game to the next level through drills and conditioning. If your child's excited about basketball, eager to sharpen their skills through lively scrimmages, and ready to make new friends while learning about teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work and dedication, register them at the membership desk today!

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April 10 - June 9

FREE Squash Clinics

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FREE Squash Clinics

Try something new, or brush up on your technique in our free squash clinics! We'll have two sessions, open to the public, and FREE, on April 10 from 6:20 - 7:40 pm.

  • Court 1: Beginner Squash Clinic
  • Court 2: Pre-Intermediate Squash Clinic

Youth Squash Clinic

Sessions for 5 - 15 year olds run every Saturday from April 14 - June 9 at the following times:

  • 11:00 - 11:40 am
  • 11:40 am - 12:20 pm
  • 12:20 pm - 1:00 pm

(Please note that we will be on break on May 19 for the Victoria Day weekend.)

Participants will get their daily dose of exercise, meet other players, learn new skills, and have fun! Email ivan.ilic@ymcagta.org to register for either options.

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April - June

Lifesaving Certification

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Lifesaving Certification

Whether you need to take your lifesaving skills to the next level, or looking for a summer job, we've got the certification opportunities that you need!
  • Bronze Medallion (pre-requisite: 13 years old, or have Bronze Star) *includes Emergency First Aid with CPR-B.
    & Bronze Cross (pre-requisite: 14 yrs old & Bronze Medallion) *includes Standard First Aid with CPR-C.
    • Saturday April 12 - Sunday April 15
    • Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22
  • First Aid & CPR-C Certification
    • April 28-29 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • May 26-27 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • June 23-24 10:00am - 6:00pm
  • National Lifesaving Certification Course (pre-requisite: 16 years old, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C)
    • May 4-13 Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm & Saturday/Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • June 1-10 Friday 5:00pm - 10:00pm & Saturday/Sunday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • National Lifesaving Re-certification Course
    • May 13 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • June 10 10:00am - 6:00pm

To register, visit the membership sales desk. Questions? Contact rita.severino@ymcagta.org to register. 

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Tuesdays and Sundays

Join our Junior Lifeguard Club!

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Join our Junior Lifeguard Club!

If your child's mastered our swim lessons, there are plenty of opportunities for them to continue to learn and grow. The YMCA is proud to offer a wide range of lifesaving programs, and has been recognized by the Lifesaving Society year after year for offering some of the largest programs in Ontario. Our 8-week Junior Lifeguard Program is for youth age 8 - 15 who want to learn lifesaving skills and get the chance to compete. If your child's excited about swimming, eager to learn about lifeguarding, and ready to make new friends while attending competitions, set up a tryout for them today!

Available Tryout Sessions: 

  • Sunday, April 8 10:00am - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, April 10 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Thursday April 12 3:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Sunday, April 15 11:00am - 12:00 pm

Contact Rita.Severino@ymcagta.org for answers to your questions and to register your kids today.

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Mar 7 - Apr 25

Small Group Training

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Small Group Training

We have special group training opportunities to help you gain strength, and get healthy throughout the month of April. Here are your options (see below for more details):

  • Burn & Blast with Karina
  • Get Strong With Wayne
  • TRX Training With Sheila

Burn & Blast with Karina

This 7-week program was designed to help you build strength, endurance, speed, power, agility, flexibility, and balance. We meet every Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30 am in the Functional Training space.

Have questions? Email Karina.Gomez@ymcagta.org. Otherwise, sign up at the membership desk today to save your spot!


Get Strong With Wayne

Build strength, endurance, power, and agility in these circuit-style workouts with Wayne!

  • Mondays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, starting on March 5th and ending on April 30th 
  • Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:00 pm, starting on March 8th and ending on April 26th

Visit the membership desk today to sign up and save your spot!

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TRX Training With Sheila

TRX training efficiently develops strength, power, endurance, mobility, and core stability. No matter your age or fitness level, these TRX training sessions with Sheila will help you boost your workouts to the next level!

  • Tuesdays, 6:30 - 7:30 am, starting on March 6th and ending on April 24th
  • Thursdays, 6:30 - 7:30 am, starting on March 8th and ending on April 26th

Register today at the membership desk to save your spot!

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Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Join our Youth Leadership Development Program!

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Join our Youth Leadership Development Program!

The YMCA's Youth Leadership Development Program helps youth build confidence and connections. Every Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 pm, youth ages 13 - 18 gather at the Central YMCA to take part in:

  • Trust- and team-building exercises
  • Professional skills development
  • Community service and volunteering activities
  • Workshops and fun activities
  • and so much more!

Our youth leaders gain their community service hours, education and employment opportunities, new friends and role models, and a chance to stay active while trying new things. Participation is completely free; no YMCA membership required.

Contact Dwayne.Campbell@ymcagta.org for answers to your questions and details on how to get involved.

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