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January 26, 2024

Barrie YMCA Project Update

We are thrilled to share the latest developments on the Barrie YMCA project. These recent milestones represent significant progress as we…

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November 17, 2023

Exciting Progress: Barrie YMCA Project Update

The City of Barrie and The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka are pleased to announce that the Y has signed a lease for their new, future location at…

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August 16, 2023

What’s Next for the Barrie YMCA

Today the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is excited to share an update about next steps for the Barrie YMCA. In May, we were thrilled to share that…

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May 24, 2023

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka announces new site selection for Barrie YMCA

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka announced today that it has selected 555 Bayview Drive in Barrie as the potential location for the new Barrie…

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July 13, 2022

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka announces ongoing exploration process for site of new Barrie YMCA

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka announced today that it will be continuing its search for the ideal site for a new state of the art community hub…

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December 13, 2021

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka to Share Vision for New Barrie YMCA Site with City Council

Local charity shares first glimpse of plans for a community hub on new proposed site Simcoe County, Ontario – December 13, 2021 Today, staff…

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November 19, 2021

YMCA Looks to Better Understand Health and Fitness Needs of the Community

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka to conduct a survey of Barrie residents as plans for a new facility move forward The YMCA is in ongoing…

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November 05, 2021

NEW Barrie YMCA Plans Are Moving Forward

More than ever, the Board of Directors of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka are committed to building a new kind of Y in Downtown Barrie - a…

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June 28, 2021

An Exciting Announcement About Our NEW Barrie YMCA Project

Today the Province of Ontario announced a significant investment in our new downtown Barrie YMCA project. Our YMCA has received funding from…

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December 01, 2020

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and Cravings Fine Food announce partnership to celebrate the Holidays

Local catering company to support "100 Reasons Y" campaign with Holiday dinner sales Just in time to celebrate Giving Tuesday, Cravings Fine…

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October 07, 2020

October 2020 Update

As chair of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka, I am pleased to share that we remain committed to building a new Y in Downtown Barrie. Now more than…

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August 07, 2020

Update on the Barrie Capital Project

An important update from Rob Armstrong, CEO, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka has…

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July 13, 2020

July 2020 Update

Our staff and volunteers continue to work diligently on plans for our new YMCA in Downtown Barrie. In May, the re-zoning of our property on…

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May 07, 2020

Rezoning Application of Central Lands Approved by Barrie City Council

On April 28th, Barrie City Council approved HIP Development's application for the rezoning of the Barrie Central lands. “This is a major…

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December 20, 2019

Peggy Hill Commits $100,000 to the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka’s “100 Reasons Y” Capital Campaign

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka announced today that local realtor, Peggy Hill, of the Peggy Hill Team in Barrie, Ontario, has committed $100,00…

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November 26, 2019

A New Y for Barrie – Project Milestones (as of Nov.21, 19)

Site Selection: Downtown identified through stakeholder engagement as the best location to serve Barrie’s growing population. Third-party…

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November 15, 2019

The Y We Need for the Barrie We Want

We are thrilled to share that we have volunteered to take on the roles of Campaign Co-chairs for the “100 Reasons Y” Capital Campaign for a…

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November 12, 2018

Building a New Y Together

Last week at our 4th Annual Spotlight Gala, we celebrated over 100 years of the YMCA serving the community. Although the programs, services…

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May 31, 2018

A New Kind of Y in Downtown Barrie

The YMCA is committed to building a new kind of Y in downtown Barrie. With our partners, we will create a centre of community where everyone…

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is a charity commited to building a healthy community for all.

YMCA Mission:A community-building charity that connects people to each other and to experiences designed to build health and strength, skills and confidence, and opportunities for exploration and growth.
YMCA Vision:Vibrant and connected communities where everyone belongs.
YMCA Values:Kindness, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Respect, Optimism

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