Get the latest updates about the brand-new YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre
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.
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.
This new YMCA is in the final stages of completion. Finishing your centre will be an exciting and historic milestone; however, much work remains to give life to your Y (including onboarding a team of amazing staff and volunteers, adding state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and painting the child care centre, etc.) The Y continues to respond to critical needs in our communities unearthed by the pandemic. At this time, we are still evaluating how this work will affect the timeline of completing the final — and very important — steps needed to open your centre. Though we can’t give an opening date, we look forward to welcoming you to the YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre in 2022.
We will be scheduling virtual Q&A’s with Katie Lowe, the General Manager of the YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre. Stay tuned. We’ll provide more information shortly.
A Y membership will give you unlimited access to all of our amenities and program areas, group fitness classes, and drop-in rec sports, and virtual programs.
YMCA Membership price chart:
Adult General (30+) - $59.00 Young Adult (22-29) - $45.00 Youth (15-21) - $39.00 Child (10-14) - $39.00 Membership Plus (22+) - $91.00 (Access to the YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre, The Brampton YMCA, The Markham YMCA, The Cooper Koo Family YMCA, and the Oshawa YMCA only) Family Plus - $138.00 (Access to the YMCA at The David Braley Vaughan Centre, The Brampton YMCA, The Markham YMCA, The Cooper Koo Family YMCA, and the Oshawa YMCA only) Family General - $91.00 Membership Plus w/ GTA (22+) - $103.00 Family Plus w/ GTA - $175.00
We define a family membership as a maximum of two adult living at the same address, and any number of dependents aged 21 years and younger.
The Y is for everyone, no matter your financial situation. If you need financial assistance, one of our staff members will conduct a confidential assessment of your financial situation to determine if you qualify to pay for your membership at a reduced rate. Find out more here.
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.
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:
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Peter Cortellucci, Co-Chair
Andrea DeGasperis-Ronco, Co-Chair
Principal & Co-Founder
Julian De Meneghi
Planner, Project Manager
Lormel Homes Ltd.
Liberty Development Corporation
Jonathan L. Frustaglio
Vice President & Market Manager
BMO Private Banking
Chief Financial Officer
Bolton Railings Inc.
Riccardo del Vecchio
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“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