July 13, 2020

July 2020 Update

Rob Armstrong

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 the Barrie Central Collegiate Institute site was approved by Council
  • In June we were approved by the City staff to have several development charges waived to support the project
  • Our project has entered phase two of the site plan approval with City staff
  • We continue to work with the provincial government to secure infrastructure funding to support this important community initiative
  • In July, we will close on the sale of our property at 22 Grove Street
  • We are working towards our goal to break ground in the late fall of 2020

If you have already supported us with a gift, thank you for your investment in the health and vitality of our community. If you have been considering joining us, please go to 100reasonsY.ca and make a charitable donation today.

Together, we are building a new kind of Y where everyone belongs and can thrive.


Rob Armstrong

CEO, YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka

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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