Cartierville YMCA

11885 Laurentien Blvd,
H4J 2R5

Business Hours
Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Weekend: 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

514 313-1047

Fall 2014


September 15 - December 21

The new Cartierville Y centre
Your fitness and community centre

88,000 square feet The new Cartierville Y centre has opened its doors as a first class fitness and recreation facility with something of interest for all neighbourhood residents. [More]

New building.
New equipment.
New services for the community.

The centre boasts a spacious four-floor interior with ample amounts of natural light.

At the Cartierville Y centre you will find state-of-the-art fitness equipment, a strength and conditioning room, a double gym, an aquatic facility, group fitness studios, and multi-purposes rooms available to the community. With such a variety of facilities and equipment, the range of possibilities is endless.

And as with all our YMCA centres, it’s all with the pleasure of doing good for yourself… and doing good for others.

88,000 square feet Much more than a just a fitness centre, the Cartierville Y also serves as a destination of choice for all types of leisure, recreation and community activities, events and programming. [More]

The Cartierville Y centre is a place for everyone.

A centre filled with vitality.

  • 88,000 square feet over four floors
  • An aquatic centre featuring a 5-lane semi-Olympic sized swimming pool with a deep end, a recreational pool, a whirlpool, a co-ed sauna, all of which is accessibility for persons with reduced mobility
  • Multi-sport double gymnasium with suspended running track
  • Fitness room with cardiovascular equipment, strength training circuit, free weights, and stretching area
  • Two multi-purpose studios for group fitness classes and a cardio cycle studio
  • 5 locker rooms including a family locker room
  • 2 multi-purpose rooms for meetings and community activities
  • Interior atrium with a view of the fitness facilities
  • Non-subsidized daycare
  • Drop-in child care
  • Café
  • Parking for cars and bicycles
  • Outdoor green spaces featuring a playground, terrace, and rest areas.
88,000 square feet An all-inclusive formula that has something for everyone. Muscle toning, aquafit, yoga, tai chi, Bosu, cardio cycle... [More]

Members of the Cartierville Y centre have access to a wide variety of exceptional group classes that no other fitness centre can compare to. Aerobics, muscle toning, step, Pilates, aquafit, yoga, tai chi, Bosu, karate, various dances, cardio cycle, and boot camp are just a small example of the type of classes that are offered on regular basis along with many more!

Please refer to our schedule to learn more: Schedule of activities

Interested in becoming a member? Please visit http://ymcaquebec.org/en/health/membership/types/ to learn more about the type of membership that best suits you.

The Y has families at heart

The YMCAs of Québec has created an economical membership in order to facilitate the lives of families, designed for couples who reside at the same address with or without children. Furthermore, many of the classes designed for parents have been scheduled at the same time as classes for children. Parents can therefore take part in the activity of their choice while their children participate in activities of their own. Also offered are activities specifically designed for the whole family, as well as parent-child classes.

  • Family: A wide variety of family activities in the gym on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  • Children and youth: swimming lessons, day camp, daycare, drop-in child care, various sports activities in the gym and teen nights every Friday.
88,000 square feet All residents, regardless of whether they are YMCA membership holders or not, can benefit from free access to many activities and facilities including daily periods in the pool and gym. [More]

The Cartierville Y centre: fulfilling lives.

Thanks to a unique partnership between The YMCAs of Québec and the borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville, the entire population has come out a winner with this new Y centre. It contributes to an improved quality of life of neighbourhood residents as well as to the revitalization of the surrounding neighbourhood.

A vibrant place where people can socialize, the new centre strives to become a central gathering place for the community, where young and old alike can come to have fun, improve their fitness, and contribute to their overall well being.

Community organizations from the area can also benefit directly from the new Cartierville Y centre. Aside from having access to a multi-purpose room, certain fitness facilities are also be at their disposal. In fact, many activities are being developed and offered in collaboration with the community resources from the area, which serves to complement their current offer.

Access for All policy

The YMCAs of Québec has implemented a flexible pricing formula which allows all eligible persons to benefit from a reduced rate on most of its services.

88,000 square feet The Cartierville Y centre is more than a gym. By becoming a member, you are part of a charitable organization that collaborates with local organizations to develop and offer programming for the entire community. [More]

Thanks to its programs and local community development initiatives, the YMCA has had a major impact on Québec society by empowering individuals, families, and communities.

The Cartierville Y centre lends support to the efforts of local organizations in need of assistance, and has implemented additional projects of its own in partnership with resources from the area, all to the benefit of the community.

Rooms and equipment from the new centre are also at the disposal of community organizations.

Originally proposed by the CASC citizen group, the new Cartierville Y centre is the result of an exemplary partnership between:

  • The YMCAs of Québec;
  • The ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec (MÉLS);
  • The City of Montreal;
  • The borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville.

88,000 square feet The Cartierville Y daycare - Opened May 3, 2010 [More]

At the heart of the centre, the brand new Cartierville Y daycare currently welcomes 45 of the neighbourhood’s children. The children have regular access to the aquatic centre, the gym, the studios, as well as a fenced-in outdoor playground specifically for them.

Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Age groups & registration capacity:

  • 9 to 17 months (infants) : 5 infants
  • 18 months to 2½ years: 8 children
  • 2½ years to 3½ years: 16 children
  • 3½ years to children under 5 years of age by September 30: 16 children

The daycare follows the adult/children ratios recommended by the ministère de la Famille et des Aînés.

The Cartierville Y daycare is a private, non-subsidized daycare.

For additional information or to add your child’s name to the registration list, please contact Bessy Babalis, administrative agent at 514 313-1111 ext. 4057 or by email vassiliki.babalis@ymcaquebec.org.

88,000 square feet The Cartierville Y centre has given priority to local residents for external job postings. [More]

The Cartierville Y centre is also a source of economic and community activity by giving priority to local residents for external job postings.

Paid and volunteer positions available!

As an employer, the Y offers a healthy and friendly environment where everyone plays an important role in the life of the community. Working for the YMCA means giving children, youth, and adults the opportunity to develop their self-esteem and fulfill their potential. By joining the Cartierville team, you will also have access to a range of social benefits, a recognition program, and interesting opportunities for career development.

As an organization built on a tradition of philanthropy, the YMCA can also count on dedicated volunteers ready to commit their time and energy. Thanks to the dedication of more than 1400 volunteers, The YMCAs of Québec is able to give more to the community.

Volunteering at the YMCA is truly a unique experience that provides opportunities for personal growth. At the Cartierville Y centre, employees and volunteers have the opportunity to:

  • work in variety of stimulating environments;
  • Collaborate in the establishment of a new centre;
  • develop their skills and competencies;
  • Have a positive impact on the local community.

If you are interested in becoming part of a dynamic team, please take a look at the opportunities available:

Have questions? Contact us at cartierville@ymcaquebec.org

An impressive and The new Cartierville Y centre is a symbol of quality both architecturally and environmentally [More]

The borough of Ahuntsic-Cartierville is home to one of the country’s most beautiful fitness and community centres. Designed by the architectural firm of Daoust Lestage, whose credits include the Place des Festivals, the Quartier international and the centre CDP Capital, the new Cartierville Y centre has become a symbol of quality both architecturally and environmentally, as well as a model of urban design for a neighbourhood in full revitalization.

An environmentally-friendly building.

Inspired by recent YMCAs built in Canada, the new building is spacious, comfortable, and benefits from ample amounts of natural lighting. From the conception to the construction, the YMCA has taken into account the principles of sustainable development and protection of the environment in order to create a healthy and energy efficient environment.

  • Natural lighting
  • Geothermal energy
  • Water management system aimed at minimizing water consumption
  • Waste water heat recovery (grey water)
  • Heat recovery loop
  • Electrical heating systems (no greenhouse gases emissions)
  • White roof in order to reflect radiant heat
  • Highly accessible via public transit (train and bus)
  • Over 100 bicycle parking spaces
  • Many green spaces, trees and shrubs
Why choose By signing up for a fitness membership at the YMCA, not only are you doing good for yourself, you are doing good for others [More]

By signing up for a fitness membership at the YMCA, not only are you doing good for yourself, you are doing good for others since you are participating, in your own way, in an organization that contributes to the well-being of the community.

The Y has always developed and offered community programming that comes to the aid of children, youths, adults and seniors.

The more members there are, the more the Y can help.


The YMCAs of Québec is a charitable organization dedicated to the development of people in spirit, mind, and body, and to the empowerment of individuals, families, and communities.