Partnering with Waterfront Toronto, Infrastructure Ontario and the
Province of Ontario to create a 82,000 sq. ft. Centre of Community to
serve young families, low-income groups, visible minorities and
TORONTO, May 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The YMCA of Greater Toronto is hosting a
VIP and media event to celebrate the "topping off" - the roof
installation - of a new YMCA on Cherry Street, currently under
construction as part of the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village.
"Topping off" is a significant construction milestone that signifies
the building has reached its highest point.
At the event, the YMCA of Greater Toronto will unveil how the
organization is creating a new model community from the ground up, to
help youth and adults lead healthier, active lives in the growing West
Don Lands community.
The plan is part of the organization's ten-year expansion strategy
announced in January 2013. See news release.
When: Wednesday May 29, 2013, 11 a.m. - 12 noon ET
Where: YMCA Cherry Street location
Direction: Media registration site in the parking lot, located on the southwest
corner of Front Street East and Cherry Street
Tim Penner, Vice Chair YMCA of Greater Toronto
Michael Cooper and Krystal Koo, Strong Start, Great Future Campaign Major Donor
Tour and photo opportunities:
Children from the neighbourhood will express their vision of a healthy
community to be stored in a time capsule.
A guided tour will begin at 11:30 a.m. for photo opportunities from the
vantage point of the newly installed rooftop of the YMCA Cherry Street
location followed by a tree-planting ceremony to mark the 11,000 sq.
ft. green roof.
Meeting the needs of a growing community
The new YMCA will serve the West Don Lands community, a diverse
neighbourhood comprised of young families (30%), visible minorities
(41%), immigrants (34%) and low-income groups (16%) and George Brown
College students. This community is also expected to increase 13.5 % by
SOURCE: YMCA of Greater Toronto
For further information:
For media registration, guided tour and one-on-one interviews, please contact:
Monique Daniel, Porter Novelli
Office: 416-422-7161 | Cell: 905-781-0758