EXCELLENCE 2020 UPDATE – JUNE 3, 2020

While we continue to be closed to the public, our renovations have resumed and are well underway. Our EXCELLENCE 2020 project will provide you with a brand new 13,500 sq. ft. wide-open space, perfectly suited for physical distancing in today’s new normal.

We look forward to welcoming you to our clean, contemporary, state of the art facility where you will be able to reach and maintain your fitness goals in safety, comfort and with total peace of mind.

EXCELLENCE 2020 – a huge new space that sets us apart.
#BePartofTheYCommunity #EXCELLENCE2020.

Have you seen the new temporary FRS Reception and Welcome Desk? We are all set up and ready to receive you.
As of Monday, March 13th
  • New temporary entrance at 5500 Westbury
  • For access to the Fitness Center and locker rooms (from the garage), use your membership FOB at the handicap door, just past the elevator. Follow the signs to the locker rooms.
  • Security desk will temporarily relocate to 5500 Westbury/Hall of Honour.
  • For access to the Grover Auditorium use the elevator from the garage level
  • The door at the top of the garage stairwell leading into the upper atrium will be closed.
Between March 16-20th
  • There will be a lot of noise as they demolish the tiles. This should be completed by March 20th. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
As of Monday, March 9th
  • “A Bowled Café” will be temporarily moved to the Hall of Honour.
  • The upstairs of the Men’s Health Club will be closed.
As of Friday, March 13th
  • The main entrance at 5400 Westbury will be temporarily closed. New entrance at 5500 Westbury
  • For access to the Fitness Center and locker rooms (from the garage), use your membership FOB at the handicap door, just past the elevator. Follow the signs to the locker rooms.
  • Security desk will temporarily relocate to 5500 Westbury/Hall of Honour.
  • The FRS Reception and Welcome Desk will temporarily relocate to the landing by the stairs to the Fitness Centre.

February 28, 2020

  • The Renovations in Gym A have begun.
  • As of next week, watch for important signage for access into the building and Fitness Centre.
  • EXCELLENCE 2020 Contest, What are you most looking forward to about the renovations? Visit our Instagram or Facebook pages and submit your answers for your chance to win one of 3 $20 gift cards. 3 Winners will be chosen on Thursday March 12th, 2020.
  • In order to complete the renovation of the new Welcome Center and Café and, at the same time, continue to service our members throughout construction, we will need to temporarily relocate our current Welcome Desk staff and Fitness and Membership team into the upstairs of the Men’s Health Club. While we know this is a disruption to your normal routine, we will continue to provide the best possible service.
  • Special arrangements to accommodate the Sunday brunch will be made so that it can take place in Multi D as of March 15th. Our staff will be on hand to ease the transition,

February 17, 2020

The Renovations have begun!

  • Please note that the basketball nets in Gym A have been taken down.  Gym A will be closed during renovations and activities will be moved to Gym B. For the Gym B schedule visit our open gym schedule on the Fitness & Sports webpage.
  • FREE PLAY Basketball – As of Monday, March 9th, there will be a schedule available and posted for GYM B Free Play. In the meantime, please check the schedule posted on our website for free play times.
  • Full access to the Fitness Center is available through a newly built safe passageway.

Thank you for your patience during this transition.

Renovations Gym A

Exciting News!

Welcome to our Renovations Update Page.

We encourage you to visit this page regularly for frequent status updates on this very exciting project that will see our Y transformed into an enhanced space for all of us to gather, work and play.

Thanks to Excellence 2020, our Y will become a true rival to all present-day community centers and fitness facilities, as well as bolster the value of your Y membership and improve your overall member experience.

Andre Ibghy (Architect), Nicole Abitan (Director of Finance & HR), Maurice Gabay (Director of Facilities) and Marla Gold (Executive Director)

Made possible by our namesake Sylvan Adams and other generous private donors, here are the improvements that you can look forward to:

  • A new welcoming Membership Desk and modern community space
  • A state-of-the-art multi-functional training center with cutting edge workout areas and equipment
  • Two new Group Fitness studios
  • An upgraded running track
  • A beautifully designed café with delicious (Kosher) food options

While the renovation can present a short period of temporary inconvenience, we are laying our foundation for a bright new future. As the renovation begins and more details unfold, we promise to keep you up to date on the plan, scheduling and phasing of the renovations.

Watch for:

  • Renovation signage in key areas throughout the building.
  • A specific page on our NEW web site that will feature information and regular status updates.
  • Frequent Newsletters to inform you of any important updates renovation period.
  • Social media channels, such as Instagram, Instagram stories and Facebook to stay abreast and engaged throughout the project. Trust us, you don’t want to miss them, as we will run different social media contests as a thank you to our members.
  • Our dedicated email, excellence2020@ymywha.com, where you can direct any of your questions or comments regarding the renovations.

We hope that you are just as excited as we are about Excellence 2020 and we thank you in advance for your patience during this brief time.

The Sylvan Adams YM-YWHA team

Welcome Center
Fitness Center
Hallway
Y Café
Facility Upgrade