The McDonald Family YMCA

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.

Bringing essential services to our dense downtown community

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Snapshot of neighbourhood needs

Compared to the rest of the GTA, people living near the McDonald Family Y tend to be younger, live alone, earn lower incomes, or struggle with unemployment.


of households are individuals
living alone


of residents are 20
to 28 years old


of residents earn
under $20,000


unemployment levels in the neighbourhood

The new 54,000-square-foot McDonald Family YMCA will support our growing neighbourhood, especially as we recover from the pandemic, by delivering:

  • Youth Leadership Development programs that set the next generation up for success

  • Day camps that build confidence in future trailblazers

  • Health & Fitness programs for people of all ages and abilities

  • Volunteer and employment opportunities that can help launch young people‚Äôs careers

Give more people their chance to shine

As part of our Strong Start, Great Future Capital Campaign, The McDonald Family Y will play a critical role in our neighbourhood's recovery from COVID-19, helping us rebuild a stronger, more connected home for our community members.

To help shape a brighter future, please contact:
Ali Kashani, Vice President, Campaign and Broad Based Giving

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