Our New YMCAs

Building safe spaces for programs and community

The $50 million Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign is our promise to bring essential services, opportunity, and community to more people by building more Ys across the GTA.

Everyone deserves a chance to shine.
That’s why the YMCA of Greater Toronto works to promote equity and boost well-being in the GTA. Across our 450+ locations, we deliver essential services from child care to mental health supports, emergency shelter, help navigating our precarious labour market, and community for older adults.

But the opportunity gap is dimming people’s potential.
After all, how are you supposed to abide by a stay-at-home order if you don’t have housing? Or if you can’t work from home, and you can’t pay your rent if you don’t go to work? COVID-19 brought these inequities out of the shadows, reminding us that different people have different chances of living a good life in the GTA.

Help us bring essential services, opportunity, and belonging to more people by building more YMCAs across the GTA.

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A look inside

Inside every YMCA, you’ll find a wide range of programs and services designed to help ignite people’s true potential. When you give to the Strong Start, Great Future capital campaign, you're bringing these vital supports to more neighbourhoods, helping them rebuild stronger than ever in the pandemic’s wake.

Currently In Development

The McDonald Family YMCA
Projected opening: 2023

As the King-Spadina neighbourhood ballooned, growing thirty-fold since 1996, the City of Toronto identified a shortage of healthy infrastructure to support this dense community.

The new McDonald Family Y will help fill this gap, co-locating relevant programs for easy access all under one roof.

Completed as part of Strong Start, Great Future

These YMCAs will be the safe community spaces people need after so many months of physical distancing and isolation.

Long before COVID-19, experts were describing loneliness as a “pandemic” with devastating consequences for well-being. Isolated older adults, disengaged youth, newcomers, and other vulnerable groups suffer the most.

With support from donors like you, the YMCA can continue to be the place where people access essential services and neighbours gather to make new connections, nurture old ones, and re-ignite their community spirit.

Join us and help lay the foundation for a brighter future.

Each new Y we build will play a critical role in the GTA’s recovery from COVID-19, helping us rebuild a stronger, more connected home for our community members.

You can make a real difference today by donating online here, or contacting Ali Kashani, Vice President, Capital Campaign, to learn more:


Thank you to our generous Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign Donors

David Braley Charitable Foundation

David Green, Daphne Wagner, Lita & Michael Green
Jenifer, Steve & Margaret McDonald
Anonymous (1)

Michael Cooper & Krystal Koo & Family
Anonymous (1)

BMO Financial Group
Martine M. Irman
Steve & Sally Stavro Family Foundation
TD Bank Group

Cortel Group
Longo Family Foundation
Estate of Adrienne Dympna Magennis
OPUS Homes
Toronto Blue Jays -- Jays Care Foundation
The Tripp Smith Family
Anonymous (1)

Estate of Valerie Brook
Peter M. Deeb
Nesbitt & Lawlor Family
Ontario Trillium Foundation
Tim & Pat Penner
Helen Sinclair & Paul Cantor
TACC Group/De Gasperis Family
David & Shelagh Wilson
Anonymous (2)

Paul Bailey
Brampton Brick Limited
Janet Johnson Dawson, Bryan Dawson & Family
Bob Dorrance
Gail Drummond
Fleet Complete
Barry & Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust
Gucciardi Family
Kinross Gold Corporation
Paul & Elizabeth Langill
Donald & Lorraine Lawson
Jon & Nancy Love
Ann & Medhat Mahdy
Steven & Sharon Ranson
Chris Shepherd
Diane & Rick Sinhuber
David & Michelle Skurka
TD Securities Underwriting Hope Foundation in honour of Martine Irman
Wawanesa Insurance
Anonymous (1)

The E. W. Bickle Foundation
Bolton Railings Inc.
The Brain Family
Katherine Cochrane-Brink & Paul Brink
Employees of Miller Thomson LLP
The Estey Family
Roger & Kevin Garland
Giovanni & Concetta Guglietti Family
The Haynes-Connell Foundation
Lynn & Ewout Heersink
Moti Jungreis
Henry & Marie Labatte & Family
Luca & Loren Lettieri
LIUNA Local 183
LIUNA Ontario Provincial District Council
Robert & Patricia Lord
Rob Moubarak - Sutherland Law
Steve & Sue Murphy
Power Corporation of Canada
Margot L. Ritchie
The Jacqueline Rosevear Fund
SigNature Communities, Andiel Homes & Plaza Corp
The Henry White Kinnear Foundation

Aberdeen Asset Management Charitable Foundation
Michael Adams
Aird & Berlis LLP
Jennifer Babe
Rich & Nancy Bailey
The Harold E. Ballard Foundation
Andre Craig & Family
Anne & Ron Fawcett
Graywood Developments
Patrick Hodgson Family Foundation
Melanie Laflamme
Sheena Macdonald & Phil Schmitt
Irene Markus
Mayor's Lunar Gala
Wendy & Chris McDowall
Judy McLeod
Mosaik Homes
Carl, Julie, Scott & Haley Oxholm
Reliance Home Comfort
Mark & Jody Shulgan
Brian Valvasori
Wenda Yenson & Ken Hurdle

We continue to accept gifts to our Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign and are grateful to all of our donors who have given since this list was compiled on March 2, 2022.