How to Join

Why Sweat With Us?

Be Healthy. Feel Better. Join the Y today!

Be part of the YMCA community and make a difference in your life! Whatever your health and fitness goals, you’ll find the support you need with knowledgeable staff who can help assess and guide you. We also offer fun classes, sports and activities for all ages. Our facilities feature basketball courts, running tracks, pools and a wide variety of fitness equipment.

As a charity, the YMCA is committed to giving everyone an opportunity to benefit from programs and resources that help them live a healthy, connected life. We welcome individuals of all backgrounds, ages and abilities.

Join the Y in four easy steps:
1 Choose your YMCA Centre.

Visit 1 of our 9 Health and Fitness Centres across the Greater Toronto Area.

2 Drop by to take a tour of the centre, whenever it is convenient, to learn more about our programs.

Choose from over 40 classes and programs that fit your interests and fitness level, and a variety of amenities such as an indoor track, basketball courts and swimming pools.

3 To join, bring a valid photo ID and pre-authorized payment (a void cheque or credit card information).

Pre-authorized payment options include a void cheque or credit card information.


Set up a free MyFitness orientation session with our knowledgeable YMCA staff to help you set your health goals.


Get started on your way with a basic orientation with our knowledgeable YMCA staff to help you set your health goals. Don’t forget to bring these 3 items on your first day:

  • Your membership card
  • A lock
  • Water bottle

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 1-800-223-8024 or email

For more Information on Health and Fitness

Financial Assistance:

The YMCA strives to serve all members of the community. Every effort will be made to accommodate all who wish to participate in YMCA programs and services, within the boundaries of our available resources and program capacity.

  • YMCA Membership Assistance is available to those individuals and families who are unable to pay the full fee for a YMCA General Membership. Anyone interested in applying for Membership Assistance can be interviewed at any local YMCA centre.
  • To apply, bring in a completed Membership Assistance Application (PDF) along with proof of your income. Your interview will be an in-person assessment of your financial situation and will be completely confidential.


When you join a YMCA Health & Fitness Centre, you can participate in all the adult programs offered – as often as you want! There may, however, be small additional fees for children and youth instructional programs, such as swimming lessons and martial arts. Take a look at our program schedules for more information.

Absolutely! Many of our Centres offer a child minding service that lets you participate in a fitness program while we care for your children in a safe and fun environment.

  • You can bring as many guests as you wish! The first time anyone visits the YMCA, they are provided with a complimentary pass.
  • Adult members 16 years and older may purchase a guest pass. For a safe and enjoyable visit we ask that members accompany their guests during their visit and all guests leave valid photo identification with the Membership Desk.

To visit our FAQ full section, click here.

Assistance and additional information:

Call 1-800-223-8024 or email to find out more about YMCA Health and Fitness programs in your community.

You can help support a youth in need.

One in five children under 17 in Toronto live in a low income household. YMCA programs not only change the lives of those who participate in them, but have proven ripple effects. They draw families—including newcomer and low-income families—into local networks, building the social capital of whole neighbourhoods. The YMCA is deeply committed to making its programs and facilities accessible to all children and youth, regardless of their families’ financial status. A quarter of the GTA’s low-income population access YMCA programs and services.

You can help support a child, youth or family in need with financial assistance and safe, inclusive recreational spaces to stay healthy. Donate to the YMCA today.