Toronto Sheppard Ave. YMCA Centre

567 Sheppard Avenue East
North York, ON M2K 1B2
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Phone: 1(416)225-9622


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By choosing to work out at the Y, you’re choosing to be part of a movement that’s creating a healthy, vibrant future for every individual in our community, and for the Greater Toronto Area as a whole.

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Programs Available at this Centre

For over 35 years, this YMCA has been providing child care, camps, and health and fitness services to members of its diverse surrounding community. On-site parking is available free to members.

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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

5:00 am - 12:00 am

Stop by for a free tour to see our newly renovated, award-winning facilities that feature:

  • A Gymnasium
  • An over-sized dance studio
  • Four conditioning and weight room
  • A 25 metre lap and recreation pool
  • A training pool with hydraulic floor
  • An indoor walking/running track
  • A CycleFit studio
  • 4 squash courts
  • A racquet ball court
  • A Youth Zone
  • 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
  • Brand new Men’s and Women’s Plus membership spaces 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:
  • 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 Early Learning and Care programs offered at this location provide children from 1.5 – 5 years with the support they need to make a seamless transition to full-day kindergarten.

Hours of operation

Weekdays: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Weekends: CLOSED

A strong start to a healthy future

At the Y, we believe that children learn best when their natural activity of play is encouraged. Our curriculum, YMCA Playing to Learn, offers programming focused on fostering a child’s enthusiasm and capacity for lifelong learning through active and quiet play experiences. Qualified YMCA educators will engage in play activities with your child that stimulate early learning while enhancing their social, emotional, and physical development.

For more than 50 years, the YMCA has strengthened communities across the Greater Toronto Area by providing child care programs that support and nurture the well-being of young children. Let us help your child build confidence and develop essential school readiness skills so that they can have a strong start to a great future. Inquire today about program spaces at your nearest YMCA Child Care Centre.

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Program fees

YMCA Child Care fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays.Child Care fee subsidies are available for families who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the City of Toronto . Please contact the City of Toronto to begin the process of receiving subsidy at your earliest convenience.

YMCA Daily Child Care Rates:

Toddler Daily Rate $65.34
Preschool Daily Rate $48.57

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Day Camp Programs

Based out of the Toronto Sheppard YMCA, this day camp creates the perfect opportunity for indoor and outdoor fun. Our Camp day starts and ends as a large camp community (approximately 130 campers) in the front courtyard with opening and closing circle, before counselors break off and follow their daily schedule with their group of 10-12 campers for their specific program.

Campers will swim 3 times a week in the indoor pool, play sports and games in the gymnasium, and create crafts in the program room. Extended hours are available on site from 7:30am until 6:00pm at an additional fee of $15/week for AM, $25/week for PM or $40/week for both.

*Pick up and drop off at this location happens “Kiss & Ride” style off the Sheppard entrance. Just drive up to one of our camp staff, sign your camper in or out, and continue your day!

Day Camp programs Include:

  • Cheer & Dance
  • Claymation
  • Creative Arts, Dance & Drama
  • Kinder Camp (Camp for 4 and 5 year olds!)
  • Lego Stop Motion Animation
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors (media arts)
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Variety
  • Youth Leadership 1
  • Youth Leadership 2
  • Youth Leadership Advanced

Learn more about Summer Programs Day Camp Guide FAQ

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

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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 towel service and private steam rooms, saunas and/or whirlpools. Members must be 22 years of age or older to access Plus amenities.
  • 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 towel service and private steam rooms, saunas and/or whirlpools. 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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Upgrades and Closures

Schedule of Ongoing Renovations

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Schedule of Ongoing Renovations

Exciting improvements are coming soon to your Y!

To allow for these important renovations, we'll need to close some areas and adjust our programming for short periods of time. We know how important it is for you to be aware of these closures in advance so you can plan accordingly, so we'll be providing ongoing updates on our progress here, and on our Twitter account @YMCAGTA. We appreciate your patience and can't wait for your new-and-improved Y to be ready!

Current and Upcoming Closures

  • Squash Court #1 (closed May 14- June 6 to cure the epoxy paint, and re-surface the flooring)
  • Showers in all changerooms (will close 3 shower stalls for 8 days each, to be worked on overnight, in phases)* 
  • Main Pool (Closed June 10, re-opens July 1)*
  • Bayview Ramp to Parking Garage (closed until July 2018)
  • Functional Training Space (closed until July 2018)
  • Squash Court #3 (closed permanently; will become part of Functional Training Space)
  • Stretching Room and Handball/Racquetball Court (closed permanently; will become a second studio)
  • Hallway Outside Gymnasium (closed until late May 2018)

*Regrouting of the Shower Area Walls

  • To minimize some of the inconveniences, this work will be completed overnight in phases. Each phase will include closing off 3 shower stalls for 8 days each. During each phase, 3 shower stalls will be unavailable for use during operational hours due to work requirements (i.e. grout curing time etc.) During peak times, the shower area may become congested. You may use the General or Family area at this point. Please note that the Family area requires that all patrons wear bathing suits; this is a universal changeroom.
    • Group 3 to close Thursday Night May 3rd and Re-open May 14th.
    • Group 4 to close Monday Night May 14th and Re-open May 24th

*Main Pool

  • The Main Pool will be closed on June 10th for approximately 3 weeks. The reason for the closure is to conduct regularly scheduled preventative maintenance including pool system upgrades, re-grouting, re-painting, and pool deck repairs. All swimming lessons that are scheduled for the Main Pool and the Training Pool will be on break during these 3 weeks.

Completed Projects

  • Squash Court #2
  • Women's Plus - Whirlpool Cleaning and Regrouting
  • Renovations to the Universal Change Rooms, Men’s General Change Room, and Women’s General Change Room
  • Re-flooring of the Main Conditioning Room
  • Complete replacement of the roof
  • Re-finishing of the floor in the gymnasium and the fitness studio
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to modernize our centre. If you have any questions, please email us at We can't wait to show you your new-and-improved Y!  read less
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