Oakville Family YMCA
Square Footage: 60,000
Architectural Showcase Award, 2004
Athletic Business Magazine
Oakville Urban Design Award, 2002
Town of Oakville
Innovative Architecture and Design Award, 2002
Recreation Management Magazine
The Oakville Family YMCA is located on the site of an existing YMCA, reflecting the community's need for an updated and enlarged facility for the new millennium.
The building contains a broad range of facilities encompassing the YMCA's holistic approach to health and wellness for all age groups. Among these facilities are two indoor pools, a gymnasium, running track, fitness area, climbing wall and change rooms, as well as a resource centre with Internet stations, multi-purpose rooms, a health/therapy clinic and a future cardiac rehab facility.
The design intention for the YMCA was to create a highly legible building, both from the inside and the outside, that would invigorate the surrounding neighbourhood and serve as a truly community-based facility.