Green roof consultation Feb. 24

The Cooper Koo Family Cherry Street Y will be home to a 20,000 square foot accessible green roof – one of the largest in downtown Toronto.

A consultation session will be held on Feb. 24 from 7 to 8 p.m. at 51 Division at the corner of Parliament and Front streets. No registration is required to attend the consultation.

The YMCA has also created an online survey at where residents can share thoughts about design concepts, programs the Y could offer, or sign up to volunteer and plant the roof in the spring.

Email Sarah Beldick, Assistant General Manager, at to get involved.

The Cooper Koo Centre of Community is a large, modern 82,000 sq. ft. facility built for use during the Pan Am and Para Pan Am games and to be converted into new YMCA following the games in winter 2016. Located at the corner of Front and Cherry Streets, the Cooper Koo Family YMCA is built on the streetcar line in the heart of a new community. The YMCA is built to LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Gold building standards and is AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) compliant.

The Cooper Koo Centre of Community features:

  • Two pools
  • 2 Quad Gymnasium
  • Program Studios
  • Conditioning & Weight Room
  • Indoor Running Track
  • Child & Family Play Area
  • Community Spaces
  • Accessible Green Roof
  • and more!
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