Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA Centre

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

Email: CooperKooCherrySt@ymcagta.org

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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.

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Day Camp Programs

Located in the Cooper Koo Cherry Street YMCA, camp programs will make the most out of the 82, 000 sq. ft. facility including the gymnasium, the accessible green roof, and multiple program studios.

Campers will also have the opportunity for recreational swimming three times a week in the same pool Pan-Am Athletes trained in! Extended Hours are available on-site from 7:30am and until 6:00pm for an additional fee of $15/week AM, $25/week for PM or $40 for both.

Day Camp programs Include:

  • Build it Move it Launch it
  • Claymation
  • Constructables
  • Creative Arts, Dance & Drama
  • Eco Camp
  • Experimentology
  • Kinder Camp (Camp for 4 and 5 year olds!)
  • Kinder Swim Lessons (Swim Lessons for 4 and 5 year olds!)
  • Lego Stop Motion Animation
  • Multi Sports
  • Oopy Goopy
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors (media arts)
  • Visual Arts
  • Swimming Lessons

Early Bird Registration opens January 29, 2018! Save 10% off camp program fees by registering before March 30!


YMCA Camps: Where Summer Happens

2018 Camp Registration opens Monday, January 29.

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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: 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.
  • Family Plus: Upgrade to a Family Plus Membership for $135 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. 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

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

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February 25 - March 3, 2018

YMCA Megathon: Be a Champion!

Do you want to challenge yourself and make a difference? Events this week include.... 

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YMCA Megathon: Be a Champion!

Exercise your community muscles and join us today!

ALL WEEK
Child and Youth All Star Week
Toonie Dive
Swim-A-Thon

Monday February 26
7:00pm-9:00pm MegaYoga

Tuesday February 28
6:30pm-8:00pm Bootcamp Showdown

Thursday March 1
5:00pm-6:15pm Teen vs. Staff Basketball Game
6:00pm-7:30pm MegaArriba

Friday March 2
6:50am-6:00pm Sunrise to Sunset Swim

Saturday March 3
8:00am-6:00pm All Day Cycle
10:00am-12:00pm All Star Day $ Toonie Star
12:00am Challenge Your Trainer
4:00pm-6:00pm MegaAquafit

 

If you are interested in joining in on any of the challenges, or challenging yourself with a new challenge please contact your membership desk at your YMCA!

 

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Thursday, March 8

International Women's Day - FREE Day Pass

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us!

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On Thursday, March 8, join us for these special classes to celebrate the talented, hard-working women who make your Y special:
  • Barre at 7:00 pm with Caileigh and Sarah

We’ll be open to the public for FREE all day long — no YMCA membership needed — so be sure to bring your friends and family with you! Simply use your membership card as usual if you're a YMCA member, and present a piece of valid photo ID if you aren't. read less
Saturday March 10

Maintain an Active Lifestyle in the Workplace

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Maintain an Active Lifestyle in the Workplace

Saturday March 10th
10:00am- 11:00am

Led by 3 of the YMCA’s specialized personal trainers which will focus on posture and  healthy eating habits

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Saturday, March 17

Get Too Fit to Fracture Workshop

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Get Too Fit to Fracture Workshop

Join David & Cynthia for this free workshop!

Saturday, March 17th, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm

Bone Fit Certified and Y Certified Personal Trainers Cynthia Head and David Dorken will be demonstrating simple strength, balance and posture exercises that help people with osteoporosis or osteopenia reduce their fracture risks, while they safely improve muscle and bone strength. 

Cynthia and David are both certified specialists in training Older Adults. Bone Fit’s “Too Fit to Fracture” is a program designed by Osteoporosis Canada and experts in bone health.

Please see the membership desk for more information or email Adult Programs Supervisor, Kyle Cosby
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Personal Training

Special offer for new personal training clients

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Ongoing volunteer opportunities

Join our team!

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Join our team!

Volunteering at the Y means investing in your community's health, sharing your knowledge and expertise, and gaining the opportunity to learn new skills through ongoing training. We always have plenty of opportunities for people looking to join our team:

  • Teen Council
  • Children, Youth, & Family Programs
  • Membership Services
  • Aquatics
  • Group Fitness

Visit our website to learn more!

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Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 pm

FREE Water Polo

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FREE Water Polo

Join us every Wednesday for a Water Polo session from 9:00 - 10:00 pm, where we'll learn new skills, drills, and end with a scrimmage. This program is FREE for members, and runs on a drop-in basis: simply sign up at the membership desk 30 minutes before class starts. No experience needed: adults of all fitness levels and abilities are welcome.

Want your kids to join in the fun? We've got Water Polo for kids age 8-12 every Sunday from 2:00 - 2:45 pm. Sign your children up at the membership desk today!

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Sundays, 12:00 - 3:30

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 Sunday from 12:00 - 3:30 pm, youth ages 11 - 18 gather at the Cooper Koo YMCA to take part in:

  • Trust- and team-building exercises
  • Professional skills development, including resume writing and interview prep
  • Life planning and time management exercises
  • Community service and volunteering activities
  • Workshops and courses, including cooking and first aid
  • Sports & Rec activities
  • Field trips

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 Jenna.Fearnley@ymcagta.org for answers to your questions and details on how to sign up.

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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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