Cooper Koo Family ymca
In partnership with Waterfront Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario and the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion, the Pan Am Athletes’ Village will be converted into a large, modern 82,000 sq. ft. YMCA centre following the Games in winter 2015. Located at the corner of Front and Cherry Streets and built to LEED Gold (leadership in environmental and energy design) building standards, this facility will include spaces for youth and community activities, a gymnasium, swimming pool, an accessible green roof, and fitness studios and exercise areas. This new Y will provide services and programs to support more than 8,000 people in a neighbourhood whose population is projected to increase 13.5% by 2020.
Adjacent to the Y will be George Brown College’s first student residence. As research shows, students who participate in regular physical activities also perform better in academics. This perfect synergy will allow more young people in our community access programs that enable them to achieve physical, social, emotional and mental health.
The new Cooper Koo Family YMCA will also draw families into local networks to ensure a strong, healthy community for the future.
Snapshot of the surrounding neighbourhood:
- Mainly rental households
- 30% of families have children
- 41% belong to visible minority groups
- 34% of community are immigrants
Help us by investing today in our city’s future.