We are pleased to see the government loosening public health restrictions, but a year into the pandemic, downtown Montréal and the YMCA’s revenues have been severely affected and the time has come for us to define the approach we will take this year.
Our verdict: we are sad to announce that we will not be able to resume our sports activities in 2021, even once the government gives us the green light. Telework and the drop in the number of workers commuting into the city makes it impossible to us to relaunch our fitness activities at the Downtown Y. However, we will send you a survey shortly to better understand your new reality regarding how often you go Downtown.
The Y’s Ongoing Social Impact in Downtown Montréal
Thanks to subsidies for our community programs, we are still offering our youth and community programs, both in person and online, to the downtown community.
In Progress: Seeking a Partner
Because the centre’s financial situation has been weakened further by the pandemic and more so than we anticipated, we are actively seeking a partner to support us in the maintenance of our centres, both for the Downtown Y, but also for many of our other centres. This partnership would allow us to focus on pursuing our work to meet the pressing needs of the community.
During this time, we thank you for your solidarity and we hope that you and your family and friends will continue to progress while you stay at home to fight the pandemic. We look forward to seeing you again.