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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 community hub where everyone belongs and can thrive.

The commitment of $29.9 million from the Provincial Government, paired with previous commitments from our generous donors and the County of Simcoe, brings us that much more closer to achieving this goal. We are currently working with the City of Barrie to assess if the property adjacent to the downtown branch of the Barrie Public Library will meet the needs of the community. We are excited by the potential this site brings: it is central to downtown and is in close proximity to so many of our community partners.

A new Barrie Y will be a space that will bring people together. 

In addition to traditional YMCA health, fitness and aquatics programs, we are committed to bringing licensed child care to the downtown core, working with our partners at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre and Youth Haven, and to collaborate with new partners to serve the people of Barrie better.

We truly believe that this is the Y we need for the Barrie we want. 

To support our efforts to build a new YMCA Community Hub in Downtown Barrie, please consider making a donation at

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