West End YMCA

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Address

931 College Street, Toronto, ON M6H 1A1

Regular Hours

Monday6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
(program hours may vary)
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Programs Available at this Centre

This YMCA is located at the heart of one of Toronto’s trendiest West End neighborhoods. There’s something for everyone at this family-friendly centre featuring child care, camp, community programs, and health and fitness services.

Health & Fitness

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Stop by for a free tour!

Our century-old building has been beautifully modernized into an airy, loft-style space and includes:

  • A Gymnasium
  • A dance studio
  • Family play areas
  • A Gravity room
  • Two conditioning and weight rooms
  • An 18.5 metre lap and recreation pool
  • An indoor walking/running track
  • A CycleFit studio
  • 2 squash courts
  • A Youth Zone
  • Cafe
  • Rooftop Zen Deck
  • Separate Men’s and Women’s change rooms, each with their own saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools
  • A separate Family change room

Popular Programs

Just getting started, or looking to add something new to your healthy living routine? Choose from some of our most popular programs  and services:
   
  • Recreational family-friendly aquatic activities
  • Lane swim time and swim lessons
  • Instructional sports, dance, and martial arts classes for kids
  • Group fitness classes including yoga, Bootcamp and CycleFit
  • Sports and rec activities
  • Personal Training
  • Small Group Training
  • Complimentary mYfitness assessment 
  • Teen Night

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Child Care (0-4 years)

A boy and girl toddler child playing in a sandbox at a YMCA Child Care Centre

YMCA Early Learning and Care programs offered at this location provide children from 1.5 –4 years with the support they need to make a seamless transition to full-day kindergarten.

Hours of operation

Weekdays: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Weekends: CLOSED

A strong start to a healthy future

At the Y, we believe that children learn best when their natural activity of play is encouraged. Our curriculum, YMCA Playing to Learn, offers programming focused on fostering a child’s enthusiasm and capacity for lifelong learning through active and quiet play experiences. Qualified YMCA educators will engage in play activities with your child that stimulate early learning while enhancing their social, emotional, and physical development.

For more than 50 years, the YMCA has strengthened communities across the Greater Toronto Area by providing child care programs that support and nurture the well-being of young children. Let us help your child build confidence and develop essential school readiness skills so that they can have a strong start to a great future. Inquire today about program spaces at your nearest YMCA Child Care Centre.

Program fees

YMCA Child Care fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays.Child Care fee subsidies are available for families who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the  City of Toronto . Please contact the City of Toronto to begin the process of receiving subsidy at your earliest convenience.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto hassigned the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement and ispleased to offer fee reductions as part of the agreement to eligible familiesin Toronto, York, Peel, Halton, Dufferin, and Durham regions.

YMCA Base fees are reduced upon registration by 25%September to December 2022 and 52.75% as of January 2023 to a minimum of$12.00. To learn more about CWELCC, please see our FAQ  .

Before & After School (4-12 years)

School aged boy in a YMCA Before and After School program

YMCA Before and After School licensed programs will give you peace of mind knowing that your child is being cared for in a welcoming and stimulating environment during off-school hours.

Hours of Operation

Weekdays: 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Weekends: CLOSED

Begin and end each school day with the YMCA!

Feel confident that your child’s time outside of school is just as constructive and creative as when they’re in the classroom by inquiring about Before and After School Care program spaces at your local Y.

Kindergarten (ages 4 & 5) and School Age (ages 6 – 12) programs are designed to not only support children’s developmental needs, but also promote independence and strong leadership skills. Our holistic curricula (YMCA Playing to Learn and YMCA A Place to Connect) ensures that kids spend their mornings and afternoons building positive relationships with peers, enjoying nutritious snacks, and engaging in fun indoor and outdoor activities geared toward their unique interests.

Program fees

YMCA Before and After School fees are based on daily rates and are inclusive of all statutory holidays P.A. Days, and School Breaks (see below for exceptions). Child Care fee subsidies are available for families who meet the eligibility requirements set out by the  City of Toronto . Please contact the City of Toronto to begin the process of receiving subsidy at your earliest convenience.

The YMCA of Greater Toronto has signedthe Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) agreement and is pleasedto offer fee reductions as part of the agreement to eligible families inToronto, York, Peel, Halton, Dufferin, and Durham regions.

YMCA Base fees are reduced upon registration by 25%September to December 2022 and 52.75% as of January 2023 to a minimum of$12.00. To learn more about CWELCC, please see our FAQ  .

Camps

Children lined up against the gym wall with lacrosse sticks ready to play lacrosse.

Day Camp Programs

Our West End Y Day Camp is an air conditioned facility with a gymnasium, program rooms and green space. Campers will participate in a recreational swim twice a week in the onsite pool. 

Camp operates 9:00am – 4:00pm. Check out our YGuide to learn more.


Fitness Schedule

  • Pool
  • Group Fitness
  • Squash
  • Rec Sports
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Membership Pricing*


GTA-Wide Access

Join Fees

Adult General (30 and over)

$59 / month

$85

Family General

$99 / month

$85

Young Adult (22-29)

$59 / month

N/A

Youth (15-21)

$39 / month

N/A

Child (10-14)

$39 / month

N/A

Single Day Passes

$16 (15 years and over)
$7.50 (0-14 years)

 

Single Day Passes - with existing member

$12 (15 years and over)
$5.50 (0-14 years)

 

Financially Assisted Memberships

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*All memberships are continuous monthly memberships. Fees are withdrawn monthly, taxes not included.
For policy details regarding youth access (ages 0 - 13) to the YMCA, please visit our FAQs page.

Membership Packages

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Adult General (30 and up)
For individuals ages 22 and up, you'll get unlimited access to all our amenities and program areas, group fitness classes, and drop-in sports and rec programs. Our Plus amenities are not included in this offer.

Youth (15-21)
For individuals age 15-21, you'll get unlimited access to all our amenities and program areas, group fitness classes, and drop-in sports and rec programs. Our Plus amenities are not included in this offer.

Young Adult (22-29)
For individuals age 22-29, you'll get unlimited access to all our amenities and program areas, group fitness classes, and drop-in sports and rec programs. Our Plus amenities are not included in this offer.

*Family General
For a maximum of two adult partners living at the same address, and any number of dependent children aged 21 years or younger. You'll get unlimited access to all our amenities and program areas (except our Plus amenities), group fitness classes, and drop-in sports and rec programs for every individual on the membership.

Membership Pricing Updates (Effective April 1, 2024)

Pricing Updates


General

Adult (30+)

$61 / month

Family

$102 / month

Young Adult (22-29)

$61 / month

Youth (15-21)

$41 / month

Child (10-14)

$41 / month

*Taxes not included.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are membership fees increasing?

After six years of keeping our fees flat, the YMCA decided to introduce a modest increase in membership rates. This will ensure we can continue to deliver quality programs and services to our community. The fee increase will also help cover rising operational costs and allow us to maintain and improve our facilities.

When will new fees take effect?

The new membership rates take effect on April 1, 2024. The update will be automatically reflected in your My Y account.

Are other fees going up?

Operational costs have increased significantly over the past few years without any fee increases. As a result, we recently embarked on a review of all membership and program fees. On February 1, we increased Personal Training fees and are in the process of increasing membership fees. We aren't increasing other items like registered programs, towel services, or join fees. We'll notify you in advance if we adjust other fees in the future.

Do you offer financial assistance for memberships?

Yes. Although we have kept the fee increases modest, we understand everyone's circumstances are unique. As a charity, we do not want our updated pricing to affect your ability to continue to enjoy the YMCA. If applicable, we encourage you to consider our Financial Assistance program. 

Are membership fees going up for assisted memberships?

Yes. The increase will be proportionate to your current financial assistance rates, which will remain unchanged. For example, if the standard fee increase is $2/month and your standard assistance rate is 50%, your increase will be just $1 (or 50% of $2). Please notify us if your financial circumstances have changed and you need to adjust your financial assistance.

How often can we expect future fee reviews or adjustments?

Fee reviews are conducted periodically to ensure the YMCA's financial sustainability as a charitable organization. Any future adjustments will be communicated in advance, and member feedback will be considered in the decision-making process.

How does the YMCA communicate changes or updates to members?

Members are informed of changes or updates through various communication channels, including emails, notices within the facility, and updates on our website and the Shine On app if necessary. We are committed to keeping our members well-informed.