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The YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre

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What You’ll Find At This Brand-New YMCA

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State-of-the-art facilities

  • A fully-equipped aquatics centre with a 25-metre lap pool and program pool with a hydraulic floor
  • A 6,000-square-foot individual conditioning room with cardio and weight equipment
  • Beautiful spaces designed with wood paneling and plenty of natural light

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Early learning programming

  • This new YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre will feature an innovative child care model where children will remain with their primary educators in the same physical environment from ages 0 to 3.8. The equipment and programming will change to meet the children’s developmental and emotional needs
  • Conveniently located in The David Braley Vaughan Centre, children will have access not only to quality, licensed child care spaces, but to YMCA Health and Fitness programs and the Vaughan City Library
  • To join the waitlist, email your child’s full name, your child’s age, your email, phone number and the date you require your child to begin to VMCChildcare@YMCAGTA.ORG.

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Affordable membership options

  • A variety of memberships available, including family membership which allows for two adults and any other number of children in your household
  • A membership assistance program available for those for whom price may be a barrier

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Quality programming

  • Transform your health with cardio and weight machines and round-the-clock fitness classes
  • Get kids active with children’s programming run by passionate Y staff
  • Enhance your fitness with à la carte programming, such as personal training, adult swim lessons, and small group classes

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Sustainable building features

  • We reduced carbon emissions by opting for locally sourced and recycled materials when possible
  • Thanks to efficient, low-waste systems, we are on track to be LEED certified and receive the gold standard
  • A two-story green wall in the main hall promotes oxygen circulation for all of our visitors

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Clean and safe facilities

  • Feel confident in our safety-enhanced facilities thanks to strict adherence to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines and enhanced cleaning and hygiene practices
  • Feel safer knowing that because of our COVID-19 vaccination policy, all members, volunteers, and employees within the Y are double vaccinated

Did You Know?
The Y Is A Charity That's Changed Millions Of Lives For The Better

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For 170 years, the Y has been igniting the potential in people, from teens who nurture their talents in our leadership programs to parents who find fulfillment in volunteering as fitness instructors. By joining the Y as a donor or participant in our programs, you’re starting a journey that will light up your days — and help your community shine bright.

David Braley Foundation Gives $5 Million to Your New YMCA

We're honoured to have received our largest one-time gift from a donor, ever: a transformational $5 million to your new YMCA in Vaughan from the David Braley Foundation.

David Braley was a beloved champion for sport, health, and community. He touched countless lives as a philanthropist, business owner, Canadian Senator, and Order of Canada appointee. Through his dedication to community building and his leadership in sport, Mr. Braley made a profound mark on the communities he worked in.

As a charity striving to build vibrant communities where everyone can reach their full potential, the YMCA of Greater Toronto is proud to honour the legacy of such an inspiring leader.

The new Y this transformational gift supports will be a cornerstone of Vaughan’s new downtown, located alongside a library, community spaces, offices, retail, and more. The Braley Foundation’s gift will have such a significant impact, we will be renaming this entire complex in honour: The David Braley Vaughan Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet Your New General Manager: Katie

Katie Lowe

The General Manager of the YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre, Katie, is no stranger to the Y, which she’s been a part of since childhood. She got her start at the Y’s summer camps, and has worked at various Health & Fitness centres. At the new YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre, Katie will be there to help new members feel welcome and volunteers discover how they can engage with the community.

Local Leaders Supporting Your New YMCA

The City of Vaughan and the YMCA of Greater Toronto have invested in your new YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre, but we still need support from philanthropic community members to help bring it to life. Our campaign cabinet is made up of dedicated leaders in your community who are uniting to bring the Y to Vaughan:

Paul Bailey
Bazil Developments

Kaye Bland
PwC | Partner Tax, Private Company Services
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Peter Cortellucci, Co-Chair
Vice President
Cortel Group

Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco, Co-Chair
Principal & Co-Founder
OPUS Homes

Julian De Meneghi
Planner, Project Manager
Land Development
Lormel Homes Ltd.

Rob Falbo
Community Leader

Sakina Fazel
In-House Counsel
Liberty Development Corporation

Jonathan L. Frustaglio
Litigation Associate
Sutherland Law

Luciano Blandi
Vice President & Market Manager
BMO Private Banking

David Vigliatore
Chief Financial Officer
Bolton Railings Inc.

Riccardo del Vecchio
Miller Thomson LLP

“After learning about the Y and the great social infrastructure they’re bringing to my community, I thought, ‘How could I not be a part of this?’ If I can spread the word about the good the Y does — and help raise funds to get the YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre — then I'll have done my job.”
—Andrea DeGasperis Ronco, Strong Start, Great Future Campaign Cabinet Member and Donor