Toronto West End College St. YMCA Centre

931 College Street
Toronto, ON M6H 1A1
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Phone: 1(416)536-9622

Email: memberservices@ymcagta.org

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Programs Available at this Centre

This YMCA is located at the heart of one of Toronto’s trendiest West End neighborhoods. There’s something for everyone at this family-friendly centre featuring child care, camp, community programs, and health and fitness services.

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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: 5:00 am – 11:30 pm      
Weekends: 7:00 am – 11:30 pm

Stop by for a free tour!

Our century-old building has been beautifully modernized into an airy, loft-style space and includes:

  • A Gymnasium
  • A dance studio
  • Family play areas
  • A Gravity room
  • Two conditioning and weight rooms
  • An 18.5 metre lap and recreation pool
  • An indoor walking/running track
  • A CycleFit studio
  • 2 squash courts
  • A Youth Zone
  • Cafe
  • Rooftop Zen Deck
  • 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, steam rooms, and whirlpools
  • A separate Family change room

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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A boy and girl toddler child playing in a sandbox at a YMCA Child Care Centre

YMCA Early Learning and Care programs offered at this location provide children from 1.5 –4 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






School aged boy in a YMCA Before and After School program

YMCA Before and After School licensed programs will give you peace of mind knowing that your child is being cared for in a welcoming and stimulating environment during off-school hours.

Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Weekends: CLOSED

Begin and end each day with the YMCA!

Kindergarten (ages 4 & 5) and School Age (ages 6 – 12) programs are designed to not only support children’s developmental needs, but also promote independence and strong leadership skills. Our holistic curricula (YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect) ensures that kids spend their mornings and afternoons building positive relationships with peers, enjoying nutritious snacks, and engaging in fun indoor and outdoor activities geared toward their unique interests.

Feel confident that your child’s time outside of school is just as constructive and creative as when they’re in the classroom by inquiring about Before and After School Care program spaces at your local Y.

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Program fees

YMCA Before and After School fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays P.A. Days, and School Breaks (see below for exceptions). 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 School Age Rates (6 - 12 year olds)

Morning Only - $13.52 (excludes P.A. Days and school breaks)
Afternoon Only - $19.14
Morning & Afternoon - $25.07


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Day Camp Programs

Based out of the Toronto West End College Street YMCA, this camp welcomes approximately 50 campers a week!

All campers will start and end their day with an opening circle in the multi-purpose room, before branching off with their counselors in groups of 10-12 campers. In addition to that multi-purpose room camp programs utilize the gymnasium, and program studio as well as local parks and green spaces including Dufferin Grove and Ossington Orchard Park.

Day Camp programs Include:

  • Build it, Move it, Launch it
  • Claymation
  • Constructables
  • Creative Arts, Dance and Drama
  • Experimentology
  • Eco Camp
  • Lego Stop Motion Animation
  • Oopy Goopy
  • Rock, Paper, Scissors (media arts)
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Visual Arts
  • Variety Camp

Depending on the program, campers will also have the opportunity to swim two to three times a week in the YMCA pool.

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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 $59 is access to all our amenities and program areas; unlimited group fitness classes; and unlimited access to our drop-in sports and rec programs.
  • 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 $99 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.
  • 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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Personal Training

Special offer for new personal training clients

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September-October

Women's General Shower and Washrooms Renovation

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Women's General Shower and Washrooms Renovation

We are improving our Centre of Community and installing new flooring in the Women’s General whirlpool.

Phase 1 (floor demolition)
The first construction phase of two phases for the new installation will begin Wednesday, August 29th for approximately 3 days.

During this period, the Women’s General wet areas (shower and washroom) will be closed and we ask our members to use the Universal B change room wet areas (shower and washroom). The Universal B change room wet areas (shower and washroom) will be exclusive for Women Only.

Phase 2 (new tile installation – approximately 2-3 weeks)
Most of the work will occur after hours. Unfortunately, work may happen when the Centre is open and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Please ask for or contact the General Manager, Glenn Beardsley at glenn.beardsley@ymcagta.org or the Facility Manager, Ravi Ponnambalam, at Ravi.ponnambalam@ymcagta.org if you have questions.

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Saturdays and Sundays

Birthday Parties

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Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child's special day at the West End YMCA! Get the details on our party packages and information on how to book here.

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Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays

Run Club

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Run Club

New to running, or bored with your solo cardio routine? Join our group runs to get in shape, meet fellow runners, and explore your scenic city! Meet us in the foyer of the West End YMCA, just inside the main doors, on these days:

  • Tuesdays at 6:15 pm for a scenic run
  • Thursdays at 6:15 pm for a scenic run
  • Sundays at 10:30 am for a longer, endurance-building run

Runners of all levels are encouraged to join, and beginners are most welcome.

YMCA fitness instructor Caileigh leads a run by the water

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