Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA Centre

461 Cherry Street
Toronto, ON M5A 0H7
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Phone: 1(416)304-9622


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Programs Available at this Centre

Located in the heart of the quickly growing Canary District, our newest Centre of Community is an 82,000 square foot, fully accessible facility. It features something for everyone, including two pools, an indoor track and gymnasium, weight room, cardio machines, green roof, kids’ play structure, cycling studio, functional fitness training space, and more.

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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: 6:00 am – 11:00 pm         
Weekends: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm

Stop by for a free tour!

This legacy building from the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games was developed in partnership with Waterfront Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario, and the Province of Ontario. As the newest YMCA in the GTA, we provide programs, amenities, and services designed to support healthy living for people of all ages and abilities. Drop by to see our:

  • 2-quad gymnasium
  • Studios for dance, yoga, and group fitness classes
  • Child and family play areas
  • Conditioning and weight rooms
  • 25 metre lap and recreation pool
  • Indoor walking/running track
  • CycleFit studio
  • Youth Zone
  • 30,000 square foot Green Roof
  • On-site child minding facilities where carefully trained staff and volunteers care for your kids while you work out
  • Separate Men’s, Women’s, and Family change rooms
  • Men’s and Women’s Plus membership spaces with separate whirlpools, steam rooms, and lounges, 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:
  • 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
  • Personal Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Complimentary mYfitness assessment 
  • Teen Night

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YMCA Camp programs keep your child engaged and active throughout the summer months with fun, structured activities that instill positive values in our campers.

Summer Day Camp Programs

The Y offers a wide range of camp programs across the GTA this summer, and during the upcoming March Break

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Summer Day Camp

YMCA Day Camp programs will keep your child active and engaged throughout the summer months with fun, structured activities in a welcoming environment that encourages and instills positive values. Campers will develop new skills, make new friends, and build self-esteem and confidence under the supervision of a highly trained YMCA staff team.

Programs include: Creative Arts, Dance & Drama, Eco Camp, Science, Multi-Sport Combo, Wacky Sports, Variety and Media Arts Programs. 

This location also offers "Discovery" camp, a great introduction to camp for your 4 and 5 year olds! Please Note campers must be 4 years old by the first day of the program.

Early Bird Registration opens January 30, 2017! Save 10% off camp program fees by registering before March 31.

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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:

  • Young Adult: To support young people in building healthy habits, we offer a reduced membership rate of $45 per month to those between the ages of 22 and 29.
  • Adult General: Our Adult General membership is for individuals age 30 and up. Included in your monthly fee of $55 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 $78 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 or Family Plus: 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 $89 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. Upgrade to a Family Plus Membership for $135 per month and everyone on the membership can enjoy extra amenities such as saunas, whirlpools, steam rooms, lounges, and workout areas, as well as complimentary towel service and tea/coffee.
  • 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. Full-time students are also eligible for this reduced membership price of $39 per month.

Please note that the above rates are for members participating at the Cooper Koo Y exclusively, and are not valid at any other YMCA Health and Fitness Centre. If you'd like access to all 9 YMCA Health and Fitness centres in the GTA, you can still sign up at the Cooper Koo YMCA, but your membership rates will be as follows:

  • Adult General: $58 per month
  • Adult Plus: $99 per month
  • Family General: $97 per month
  • Family Plus: $171 per month
  • Child/Youth: $39 per month

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Wednesdays, 12:00 – 12:45

FREE Yoga in the Park

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FREE Yoga in the Park

Stay calm, cool, and collected this summer with our free Wednesday afternoon yoga classes in St. James Park. You'll learn breathing and relaxation techniques, build strength and stamina, and limber up as your instructor guides you through poses designed to be do-able for yogis of all levels. Classes are held from 12:00 - 12:45 every Wednesday in July and August, and are open to the public — no YMCA membership required.

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All summer

Private Swim Lessons

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Private Swim Lessons

Hone your technique and learn new skills with one-on-one guidance from one of our expert swim instructors. Drop by the membership desk today to set up your lessons!

Give private lessons a try by starting with a single session, or get a reduced rate by buying lessons in bulk:

  • Single session: $27.50 (plus tax)
  • 4 session package: $105 (plus tax)
  • 8 session package: $200 (plus tax)
  • 12 session package: $270 (plus tax)
  • 24 session package: $480 (plus tax)

Private lessons are available for anyone with or without a YMCA membership. Non-members must purchase a day pass on the days they'll be attending their lessons.

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August 12 – October 7

Organic Farm Stand

Pick up your organic produce, grown locally at the YMCA's Cedar Glen farm!

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Organic Farm Stand

Pick up your organic produce, grown locally at the YMCA's Cedar Glen farm!

Organic vegetables

YMCA Cedar Glen Organic Farm, located in Schomberg, grows over 60 kinds of crops including lettuce, onions, tomatoes, kale, beets, and basil. Every summer, we bring our fresh produce to your doorstep through our Farm Stands. Starting on August 12th and ending on October 7th, stop by the Cooper Koo YMCA on Saturdays between 9:00 am – 12:00 noon to peruse our selection and take home some fresh veggies! You can also sign up for our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program.

What is Community Support Agriculture? 

Our CSA program members get first pick of the fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs grown locally at the YMCA Cedar Glen Organic Farm. Here's how it works:

  • Every week from August 12th – October 7th, we'll send you a list of produce available from our farm. You choose what you want to eat, we bring it downtown for you, and you stop by the Cooper Koo YMCA on Saturdays between 9:00 am – 12:00 noon to pick it up.
  • You'll get to choose from different options each week, including lettuce, kale, chard, spinach, arugula, beets, carrots, onions, radishes, turnips, tomatoes, beans, peppers, squash, peas, zucchini, pumpkin, parsley, dill, cilantro, basil, thyme, and sage.
  • Just by getting a CSA membership, you're supporting community agriculture and helping an organic, local farm flourish.
  • You're also helping educate youth about where their food comes from. In July and August, the YMCA Cedar Glen Organic Farm is home to our farm camp, where kids ages 9–12 learn how food grows, what happens to it after it's harvested, and what organic produce means for their health.

To sign up for your CSA membership, or get answers to any questions about it, e-mail Melisanne.

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July 3rd – September 3rd

Our Green Roof is officially open for the summer!

At over 30,000 square feet, our Green Roof is one of the largest in the city. Make the most of this gorgeous outdoor oasis this summer:

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Our Green Roof is officially open for the summer!

At over 30,000 square feet, our Green Roof is one of the largest in the city. Make the most of this gorgeous outdoor oasis this summer:

  • Drop by on Saturday, August 12th for our annual BBQ. We'll have free food, music, dancing, and more!
  • Grab a yoga mat and meditate in the sunshine, or stretch out after your workout.
  • Rent a board game from the membership desk and spend some quality time with friends or family.
  • Play life-sized Jenga
  • Mindfulness Meditation: By developing your sense of self-acceptance and compassion, this class will help you maintain an in-the-moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, environment, and bodily sensations.
    • Wednesdays from 8:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Family Yoga: Move through gentle poses designed specifically for you and your little ones to explore together
    • Saturdays from 9:00 – 9:45 am
    • For kids age 3 and up
  • Family Play: Keep your kids active with outdoor games and activities on the roof
    • Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Sundays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Bootcamp: Get your heart rate up with interval-based, circuit-style exercises
    • Wednesdays from 10:00 – 10:45 am
    • Thursdays from 6:00 – 6:45 pm
  • Pilates: Release tension and build strong, flexible muscles
    • Mondays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Plyometric Training: Learn how to make your muscles exert max force for short periods of time to increase speed & power
    • Monday, July 10th: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
    • Sunday, July 30th: 11:00 – 11:45 am
    • Monday, Aug 21st: 5:00 – 5:45 pm
  • Tai Chi Circles: Recuperate and energize by combining meditation and movement
    • July 3rd, 10th, 24th and 31st from 8:00 – 8:45 pm
  • Arriba Dance Party: Join our team of Arriba instructors for an hour long dance party on the roof! This blend of Latin, belly dance, and Bollywood is great for dancers of all levels.
    • Tuesday, August 8th from 6pm – 7pm

    Yoga instructor Lisa guides a group of yogis on their mats on the Green Roof

    Already in love with your Green Roof? Help us keep it beautiful by volunteering for one of our gardening days:

    • Tuesday, July 11th: 2pm – 4pm
    • Sunday, August 6th: 10am – 12pm
    • Wednesday, August 30th: 6pm – 8pm

    Contact Maryam.Tehrani@YMCAGTA.ORG to sign up.

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    August 17th 2017

    Learn to Camp, Free Program!

    From 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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    Learn to Camp, Free Program!

    From 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Learn about Canada's national parks, tips on planning a camping trip, and related skills like setting up a tent and cooking in the outdoors. 

    Presented by Parks Canada as part of Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations; this program is open to all ages!

    To register or for more information, please call 647-439-6611 or 1-877-303-2267

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    Monday, August 7th

    Program Break: Children's Registered Programs

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    Program Break: Children's Registered Programs

    Please note that all children’s registered programs will be cancelled on Monday, August 7th.

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    Personal Training

    Get a FREE Personal Training Consultation

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    Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 pm

    Small Group Training

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    Small Group Training

    Get a personalized workout program from a fitness professional at an affordable rate by training with a small group of like-minded others. You’ll get close attention from an exercise expert and a routine that caters to your unique goals, but you’ll also get to spend quality time with your partner or a whole group of friends. Your trainer can teach you about functional fitness, TRX, the Queenax and more.

    How it works:

    • A YMCA personal trainer will guide you through your custom workout in a small group of no more than six people.
    • Each session is a full hour.
    • Beginner and advanced groups are available.
    • A minimum of three and a maximum of six people are in each group.
    • You can sign up with a pre-arranged group of friends, or join independently and be matched with a group.
    • Packages of four 60-minute sessions are only $80.
    • Visit the membership desk to reserve your spot today.

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    Join the Junior Lifeguard Club!

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    Join the Junior Lifeguard Club!

    After winning several ribbons in their first Ontario Telegames, our Junior Lifeguard Club is expanding. Starting March 22nd, we'll have more spots for youth ages 7 – 15. Our meeting times are:

    • Junior Lifeguard Bronze Club: Wednesdays, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    • Junior Lifeguard Silver Club: Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Junior Lifeguard Gold Club: Wednesdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    Stop by the membership desk today to book your tryout! Have questions you want answered first? Learn more about our Junior Lifeguard Club and other fun, challenging, lifesaving programs.

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