Our New YMCAs

Building safe spaces for programs and community

The $50 million Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign is about empowering people across the GTA with essential services by building new Ys in their neighbourhood.

Why Build New YMCAs?

Too many people in the GTA are being held back by barriers that are impossible to overcome on their own.

Mental health is suffering, children and youth are “socially malnourished” after years of lockdowns and physical distancing, there aren’t enough child care spots to go around – these challenges and more are taking a toll on people’s health, well-being, and prospects for the future.

Watch our video to see how people overcome these barriers and reach their true potential at the Y.

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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

What Happens Inside A Y

The Y delivers essential services, from licensed child care to employment services, shelters for unhoused youth, camps, and more. But many of these programs can't happen without a safe, brick-and-mortar place.

After all, there’s no such thing as virtual child care. Unhoused youth need somewhere to sleep. Kids can’t learn to swim on their iPads.

When we build a new YMCA, it means more people in more neighbourhoods can access these essential services they need to thrive.

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, Chief Development Officer, to learn more:


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

David Braley Charitable Foundation

Jenifer & Steve McDonald
Daphne Wagner, David Green, and Michael & Lita Green

Michael Cooper & Krystal Koo
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
Eric Tripp & Maria Smith
Anonymous (1)

Estate of Valerie Brook
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 & Bryan Dawson
Fleet Complete
Barry & Laurie Green Family Charitable Trust
Gucciardi Family
Kinross Gold Corporation
Paul & Elizabeth Langill
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
The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Anonymous (4)

Bolton Railings Inc.
The Brain Family
Katherine Cochrane-Brink & Paul Brink
Employees of Miller Thomson LLP
Roger & Kevin Garland
Giovanni & Concetta Guglietti Family
The Haynes-Connell Foundation
Lynn & Ewout Heersink
Moti Jungreis
Henry Labatte
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
Anonymous (2)

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
Four Point Financial Corporation
Graywood Developments
Patrick Hodgson Family Foundation
Melanie Laflamme
Irene Markus
Wendy & Chris McDowall
Judy McLeod
Mosaik Homes
Carl, Julie, Scott & Haley Oxholm
Reliance Home Comfort
Sheena Macdonald & Phil Schmitt
Mark & Jody Shulgan
Brian Valvasori
Wenda Yenson & Ken Hurdle

Altas Partners
Katherine M. E. Alyea
Renee Beneteau
The Bitove Foundation
Cavendish Farms Corporation
The Chee-Wong Family
Dr. Gordon J. Chong
Linda Cottes & Family
Estate of Amy Mary Downs
Sakina Fazel
Sharon, Paul & Carlyn Ferriss
Diane Flanagan
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.
David & Judy Galloway
General Electric Canada
Goldman Sachs Gives
Jack & Linda Goodwin
Mickey & Janet Jawa
Ali Kashani
Eve Lewis & Woodcliffe Landmark Properties — In memory of David Layton
Leanne & George Lewis
James P. Long
Rahima Mamdani
Mansteel Rebar Ltd. Masters Insurance Ltd. MNP LLP
Ontario Realtors Care Foundation
Dean L. Prevost
George & Ann Rodger
Debbie & Glenn Sevenpifer
Manjit K. Sharma
Rania Shuggi
Jeff & Leah Snowden
Soil Engineers Ltd
M. Spears
Earl Stuart
Trevor & Judie Thom
Toromont Industries
Jeff Watchorn
Vicki White & Damien Cox
Leslie E. Woo
Tom & Ruth Woods
Anonymous (1)

Sam Balsamo
Komal Bhasin
Kaye Bland
David G. Broadhurst
The Brookfield Foundation
Chum Charitable Foundation
Vilma Cortellucci-Fiuza
Don Cranston
Michelle Digulla
Enterprise Canada
Sid Finkelstein
Dr. Erica Fischer & Mr. David Harrison
Dilprit & Rajbinder Grewal
Scott Henshaw
Highland Farms Inc.
Darlene Holowachuk
Jauernig Family
Sandra & John Kalpouzos
Lenczner Slaght LLP
John Macfarlane
Don & Susan McCreesh
David McCullum
Etienne Middleton
Margaret & Rhiannon O’Brien
Rogers Communications
Margaret Taylor-Sevier
Zobeiry Family
Anonymous (1)

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 31, 2022.