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: 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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Thursdays, 12:00 pm

Try our MuscleFit class for free!

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Try our MuscleFit class for free!

Get a weekly workout for free in December during our Thursday afternoon MuscleFit class. Starting on Thursday, December 7 at noon, your instructor will guide you through exercises designed to challenge your muscular strength and endurance, all while keeping your heart rate high. Classes are free and open to the public until the end of December; no YMCA membership required.

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Dec 23 - Jan 5

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 on break from December 23 - January 5. Lessons resume on January 6.

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Personal Training

Get a FREE Personal Training Consultation

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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 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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Sundays, 2:00 – 6:30 pm

Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's special day at the Cooper Koo YMCA!

Details and party packages
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