Centres of Community

We’re not just in your neighbourhood, we’re part of your community.

Each YMCA centre is a little different, just like the communities they serve. And depending upon local needs and wants, each Y offers a wide range of customized programs and facilities designed to help community members stay active and healthy.

Expanding into new communities.

To make a real difference in the health of our communities, the YMCA of Greater Toronto plans to build ten new Centres of Community so we can help more children, teens, families and adults. Each new project will further our mission by addressing the unique needs of the communities we serve. The new YMCA Centres of Community will become the heart of healthy neighbourhoods.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s special day at the YMCA!

Make your child’s Birthday a special one by booking an action-packed party with us. With sports, arts and crafts, dance classes, swimming, and plenty of other activities to choose from, your child can spend the day celebrating their favourite way.

A toddler smiles at the camera while holding her lacrosse stick and playing with other children in the gym.

Party package and location options:

Toronto Central Grosvenor St. YMCA Centre (20 Grosvenor Street)

  • Family Zone Party: $150 for up to 15 kids
  • Community Room Party: $200 for up to 20 kids

Your basic Birthday party package will include the room rental, tables, chairs, a stereo, and party signage. For an additional $50, we’ll decorate your party room for you and provide a cake.

Make your child’s Birthday memorable by adding on one of these popular activities for $75:

  • Creative Crafts: We’ll bring out everyone’s artistic side with one hour of arts and crafts.
  • Shake, Shake, Shake: This 30-minute instructional dance class will get everyone moving to their favourite tunes.
  • Jays Care Youth Zone: Spend an hour with other Y kids scaling the rock wall or playing Dance, Dance Revolution.

To book your next Birthday Party at the Central YMCA, please contact the Community Events Department at Community.Events@ymcagta.org or call 1 (416) 975-9622 x41404.

Toronto Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street YMCA Centre (461 Cherry Street)

Throw your next Birthday party in our Family Zone! Your two-hour rental will include a table, chairs, mini fridge, stereo, and party signage. Our $250 package covers up to 15 kids. For an additional $50, we’ll decorate your party room for you.

To book your next Birthday Party at the Cooper Koo YMCA, please drop by the Membership Desk or call 1 (416) 304-9622 x49481.

Toronto West End College St. YMCA Centre (931 College Street)

Get exclusive use of our full gym for your Birthday partiers to play basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, soccer, floor hockey, and more. After the game, you can enjoy your snacks, beverages, or Birthday cake right in the gym. Sports parties are available on Sundays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, and our staff are available to supervise or referee for the kids the whole time.

  • The sports party package includes everything for 15 people. Additional participants can join in for $15 each. Everyone must be 6 years of age and older. Those over 16 must present photo ID when entering our building.
  • Sports parties cost $200 for members and $250 for non-members. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required at the time of booking for members; the deposit for non-members is $125.
  • Drinks, snacks, and a Birthday cake are not included, but you’re welcome to bring your own and enjoy them in the gym during your party.
  • You’ll need to ensure your party-goers bring proper gym attire: shorts, T-shirts, and closed-toe running shoes.

Throw your Birthday party in our kid-friendly play structure. Your partiers will have exclusive use of all the play areas and toys during the party time of your choosing:

Saturdays:

  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sundays:

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
  • 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • The play structure party package includes everything for 10 people. Additional participants can join in for $18 each.
  • Play structure parties cost $200 for members and $230 for non-members. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required at the time of booking for members; the deposit for non-members is $115.
  • Although our staff won’t supervise the kids as they play, we will help set up your party and clean up afterwards. You’re welcome to arrive 15 minutes before your party to decorate the play structure area however you like, and to stay 15 minutes after your party has finished to clean up. Our staff will be available to assist you, and can set up and take down tables if you request them.
  • You’re welcome to bring food for your party, but we ask that any treats be nut free, as we are a nut-free facility. Please bear in mind that the play structure area is not equipped with a fridge.
  • Your guests will sign in at the front desk upon arrival (those over 16 must present photo ID when entering our building). Our staff will then direct them to your party area.

To book a sports party at the West End YMCA, please drop by the Membership Desk, or call 1 (416) 536-9622 x500. To book a play structure party, please visit the Membership Desk, where one of our staff will provide you with a booking form.

Markham YMCA Blvd. Rudy Bratty YMCA Centre (101 YMCA Boulevard)

Book our gym for your party goers to play their favourite sports! Sports parties cost $210 for members and $250 for non-members. They're available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Let your kids’ imaginations run free as they play in this all-time favourite. You’ll get the entire gym and bouncy castle to yourselves for $235 for members, or $275 for non-members. Bouncy castle parties are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

To book your next Birthday Party at the Markham YMCA, please call (905) 513-9622 x 454.

Oshawa Mary St. YMCA Centre (99 Mary Street North)

Plus Birthday Party packages include:

  • 45 minutes of the activity your child chooses (Sports, the Bouncy Castle and Gym time, or Swimming)
  • An additional hour in the party room
  • Fun for up to 15 party goers. Additional children can join in for $12 each.

For both Plus and Super Plus parties, you may access the room 20 minutes before your party starts to decorate and get set up. If you opt for a Plus Package Party, you’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks, but please note that the party room is not equipped for meal prepping and does not have a fridge. Please remember to bring your own plates, cups, and utensils, as these are only included in Super Plus Party Packages.

Super Plus Birthday Party packages include:

  • 45 minutes of the activity your child chooses (Sports, the Bouncy Castle and Gym time, or Swimming)
  • An additional hour in the party room
  • A hostess who oversees the entire party
  • A Dairy Queen ice cream cake
  • Pizza and juice for all the kids
  • Candles for the Birthday cake, plates, cups, and utensils
  • Clean-up of your party room
  • Fun for up to 15 party goers. Additional children can join in for $15 each.

You may access the room 20 minutes before your party starts to decorate and get set up.

Sports fanatics will get to indulge in their favourite games, while our instructors teach them new skills with drills and fun activities. After 45 minutes playing the sport of your child’s choice, the fun will continue in the party room for an additional hour.

  • Sports Plus Package: $190
  • Sports Super Plus Package: $270

Enjoy exclusive access to our full gym, bouncy castle, and toys for 45 minutes before heading into the party room for another hour of celebrating.

  • Bouncy Castle Plus Package: $200
  • Bouncy Castle Super Plus Package: $280

Make a splash by throwing your next Birthday party in our kid-friendly pool. After 45 minutes of swimming, the kids can keep playing in our party room for an additional hour.

  • Swim Party Plus Package: $190
  • Swim Party Super Plus Package: $270
  • Children aged 6–9 must pass our swim test to be permitted to swim alone during the party. Parents are required to supervise children of these ages from the pool deck.
  • Children who do not pass our swim test, or who are under 6 years of age, must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian 16 years of age or older. The parent or guardian must be in the pool and within arms reach of the child at all times.
  • If children between the ages of 0–5 will be attending: one adult must be in the pool for every two 0–5 year olds, regardless of whether they are wearing lifejackets or not.
  • If children between the ages of 6–9 will be attending: one adult must be in the pool for every two 6–9 year olds who aren’t wearing lifejackets, or one adult per every eight 6–9 year olds wearing lifejackets.

To book your next Birthday Party at the Oshawa YMCA, please drop by the Membership Desk, or call 1 (905) 438-9622 x500. You’ll reserve your Birthday Party time slot by bringing a $50 non-refundable deposit to the Membership Desk. You will be asked to make the full payment for your party 48 hours in advance. Please note that any changes to an already booked party must be made one week in advance; no changes can be made within 7 days of a scheduled party.

Community Events and Room Rentals

At our Toronto Central Grosvenor YMCA we offer rooms available to rent for your upcoming conference, training, general meeting and more.

  • Multiple rooms ranging from smaller 12-person boardrooms to a 300-seat auditorium.
  • Rooms are either equipped with built-in audiovisual equipment including LCD projectors, screens and sound systems, or portable systems can also be rented.

Contact us today to find out more! communityevents@ymcagta.org or 416-975-9168 x 41404.