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Metro Central YMCA

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Address: 20 Grosvenor St., Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2V5, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-975-9622

This YMCA contains a health club offering a variety of standard workout...

This YMCA contains a health club offering a variety of standard workout options.

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Lots of stairs, lots and lots of stairs

This YMCA on Grosvenor street has a lot of facilities and a range of lessons for the young and old. I've mainly used the walk in play room and the kids swimming lessons. The more... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 April 2014
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I've been a member for 30+ years and there's no other place like it in Toronto. It's a great facility.. become a member. It is good for you and it's good for the community.

Thank 0299
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

This place could be good, but the management is holding it back. The equipment is filthy and poorly maintained. Smells funny and the dust build-up is really unnerving. You have to wash it down yourself and you might as well bring your own WD40 because they certainly don't check for ear-splitting squeaking. Stationary bikes rarely have foot straps and the... More 

1 Thank Cyna450
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

This YMCA on Grosvenor street has a lot of facilities and a range of lessons for the young and old. I've mainly used the walk in play room and the kids swimming lessons. The more lessons a child attends, the more value for money the membership becomes. The swimming lessons have been great, classes are small. However, there is a... More 

1 Thank Linisa2
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

I love going to YMCA in the evening. Even during peak hours it is never too crowded. So many group activities to choose from. I love their aquafit classes and enjoy my swimming lessons too. I would definitely recommend YMCA as compared to any other fitness club. Worth the money.

Thank Indura
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Delivered by Amateur Stand-up comedians to a high standard, the "Laughing Like Crazy Comedy Showcase" was a hilarious tribute to several brave people. The participants, facing an audience of about 300 people in the Central YMCA Auditorium and did so with flying colours. It was certainly a fun occasion for everyone.

1 Thank David R
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

If you like to keep fit, visit the Grosvenor YMCA on your next visit to Toronto. For a low fee, you have use of updated, modern equipment and the pool. The staff are friendly and helpful and the facilities are clean and safe. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Christine M
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

One of the nicest places in the Downtown Toronto area excellent equipment and services and the doors are open to any and everybody.

1 Thank Craig C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2012

Not a tourist spot, but a great YMCA facility, with extra community programming that can be found at its on line site.

2 Thank Nancy A
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

i used to volunteer over here,,located in downtown Toronto,,its a good social agency for newcomers,,they are ready to help and give u a lot of info,,they also have a lot of events ,workshops,etc

2 Thank stacey m
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2011

I am a "Y" member, and enjoy the privileges of that at Y's everywhere. From time to time, I schedule a squash match at this Y (conveniently a 5 min walk from the subway, parking scarce in the area) and enjoy the weight room ( free weights and machines), steam room and whirlpool in the same visit. Not too crowded... More 

3 Thank gordonscott

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