Partnering together to support a new community.
The City of Vaughan approached the YMCA of Greater Toronto when they recognized a need for community facilities and healthy infrastructure to support their high-density plan for their emerging downtown, called the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC).
The VMC will include more than 12,000 residential units, at least 35 per cent of which will be affordable housing, as well as a library and office towers. The mixed-use development is expected to add at least 5,000 office and 1,200 retail and service jobs to the neighbourhood by 2031.
The Vaughan Major MacKenzie YMCA will bring services and programs to support the physical, social and mental health of those living and working in this future community. This incredible new 75,000 sq ft facility could include such supportive YMCA programs as child care, Health & Fitness, and camp.
Co-located with a City of Vaughan public library and performing arts centre, the new YMCA will be immediately adjacent to the terminal station of the Toronto-York-Spadina subway extension, which is currently under construction and expected to open in 2018.