West End YMCA Relaunch

Toronto, Ontario


  • YMCA of Greater Toronto

Project Size

  • 17,715 sq. ft.

Completion Date

  • 2008

This transformation of the West End YMCA has modernized and reinvigorated an almost 100-year-old building, providing new programs and services to its patrons. The renovations and additions to this four-storey building involved replacing mechanical and electrical systems; upgrading all major athletic and fitness spaces; reconfiguring the locker rooms, the child care, meeting spaces; and creating a dramatic new lobby space. New facilities include a youth lounge and children’s play area on the lower two floors, and new conditioning space on the top floor.

The building renovation successfully captures the spirit and detail of the original building within a new modernist architectural vocabulary. Membership to the facility has increased significantly since the renovation.