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.


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 $75 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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June 18th, June 24th and July 22nd

FREE Yoga for Peace Classes

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Wednesdays and Fridays

Beginner Adult Swim Lessons

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Beginner Adult Swim Lessons

Build confidence with every stroke in our swim lessons for adults! Expert swim instructors will help you build fundamental skills at your own pace. These lessons for beginners run on Wednesdays from 8:00 – 8:45 pm and Fridays from 12:00 – 12:45 pm. Simply sign up at the membership desk 30 minutes before class starts to enjoy these complimentary classes included in your YMCA membership!

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July 8th

FREE Open House and BBQ for Newcomers

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FREE Open House and BBQ for Newcomers

Join us on Saturday, July 8th from 3:00 – 6:00 pm for an Open House and BBQ for newcomers and sponsors. Enjoy a free Halal BBQ, go for a swim in our pool, let the kids explore the play structure, play a game of basketball or badminton, and see everything else the Y has to offer! This free event is open to the public — no YMCA membership needed — so be sure to bring your friends and family. Contact Michael.Ladd@YMCAGTA.ORG with any questions.

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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

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    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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    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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    Personal Training

    Get a FREE Personal Training Consultation

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    June 26 – July 2

    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 Monday, June 26 – Sunday, July 2. Lessons resume on Monday, July 3.

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    May and July

    Get First Aid Certified!

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    Get First Aid Certified!

    Our Standard First Aid with CPR-C courses provide comprehensive training on all aspects of First Aid and CPR, including how to respond to spinal injuries, heat or cold injuries, bone and joint injuries, and medical emergencies.

    If you're looking to get certified for the first time, check out our upcoming Full Courses:

    1. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 27th and Sunday, May 28th
    2. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Saturday, July 8th and Sunday July, 9th

    Just looking for a refresher? If you've received a Full Course SFA certification within the last three years, you're eligible to get re-certified through one of our shorter courses:

    1. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday May 28th
    2. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday July 9th

    Drop by the Cooper Koo YMCA to sign up today, or give us a call at 416-928-9622.

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