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Health & Active Living Plaza


The Town of East Gwillimbury and the YMCA of Greater Toronto have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a potential partnership at the Health & Active Living Plaza (HALP) in Queensville.

This is the first milestone in a long-term plan for a multi-function municipal plaza in East Gwillimbury, offering a variety of convenient and complimentary recreational, health, arts, culture, and community services. The plaza is projected to open once the population of the Town reaches 40,000 residents.

The new multi-functional plaza will offer a variety of recreation, health, arts, culture and community services.

Proposed Location:


The MOU highlights the following YMCA services as potential inclusions at the plaza:

  • Active living and sports programs
  • Aquatics programs (including lane swim, leisure swim and instructional swim lessons)
  • Fitness and fitness-related programming
  • Child care services
  • Day camps
  • Immigrant Services
  • Youth programs, including counseling and leadership
  • Older adult services
  • Employment services
  • Gymnasium drop-in sports services


Next steps:

  • The MOU sets out a plan for a joint Market Study which will be used to inform future decisions regarding the nature and timing of the potential partnership with the YMCA.
  • The Town will be conducting community outreach to receive feedback from residents into 2017. Public meetings and opportunities to provide feedback will be communicated through the Town’s social media channels, the Town’s page in the East Gwillimbury Express and a survey will be posted on this web page. If you would like to provide comments prior to the public consultation process please email customerservice@eastgwillimbury.ca.
  • The Town will continue to develop additional community service partnerships.

Artistic Renderings (subject to change):

Health & Active Living Plaza Rendering 
Artistic Concept Layout