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Guelph YMCA-YWCA Renovation Updates

Creating Inclusive and Accessible Spaces

We are undertaking a significant multi-stage renovation at the Guelph YMCA-YWCA. With support from the Government of Canada Investing in Canada Infrastructure Project (ICIP) and a generous donor, we will transform our Guelph location into a more inclusive space with a dedicated youth hub.  As we complete these renovations, there may be some minor disruptions and program relocations. Updates will be posted to this page as they are available.

Project Timeline

This significant project will be tackled in phases to minimize disruption. We anticipate three phases in total and will communicate updates through the process.


Phase 1 — Beginning July 2024

The first phase will involve the XYZ room, staff offices, and the children’s Play Care room on the first floor.


Phase 2 — Beginning Late Summer 2024

The second phase will convert some of the spaces on our second floor into a new space for youth programs. This will involve changes to Woodland Glen Room and staff office spaces. This stage is expected to begin in later summer 2024.  


Phase 3 — Beginning Early 2025

The third phase will convert the family changeroom on the main floor into a more inclusive and accessible universal changeroom, and modernize the reception area to better use the large lobby space. This stage is expected to begin in early 2025. 



Project Updates

Throughout the renovation process, we're committed to providing our community with relevant and timely updates.


As we complete these renovations, there may be some minor disruptions and program relocations. Please check this page for the latest updates throughout the renovation process.


July 2024 — Program and Location Changes

Beginning Tuesday July 2, 2024, the following classes will be changing to a new location as a result of the renovations:


  • Cycle, Pilates, and Power Zone classes: these classes will be moved to the Fitness Studio on the second floor. The Fitness Studio can be accessed by using the stairs or elevator in the gymnasium.


  • XYZ Room: this space is now closed and will be repurposed during the renovations. All recreational children's programs (Active Kids and Y Sports) will take place in the gymnasium.



Play Care: Due to the construction, we will be pausing Play Care programs at the Guelph Y for the months of July and August. Play Care programs will be removed from the schedule beginning Tuesday, July 2. We anticipate that Play Care will return to the schedule in early September.  


As we move into the summer season, you may also notice other changes to the timing and location of programs that are not related to the renovations. We encourage you to check the program schedule for the most up to date information about the specific timing and location of all programs.



Frequently Asked Questions

What is happening?

When is this happening? 

How will I know what is happening?

What are my options while Play Care and Kids Zone are unavailable?

Will there be a reduction in membership fees during the construction?

Can members support the project?

Who can I speak to if I have questions?



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