Purchase of multipurpose building and partnership with the YMCAs of Québec
Maintaining and improving the service offer to the community
The mayor of the City of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere, and the members of City Council wish to announce the improvement of the City’s sports, leisure and community development service offer to the population of Pointe-Claire and the entire West Island, with the purchase of the West Island YMCA building, located at 230 Brunswick Boulevard, and a partnership with the Québec YMCAs.
“This purchase is an opportunity to maintain the community and sports vocation of the site and improve the City’s service offer thanks to recreational infrastructure adapted to the growing needs of our active population. This new service point in Pointe-Claire’s north sector will allow us to continue to better serve the population while giving the YMCA the opportunity to pursue its positive impact in our community,” said the mayor of Pointe-Claire, John Belvedere.
“This transaction and a sustainable partnership are key elements in pursuing our impact in the West Island. This means that not only will our programs that support the community continue to be offered at the location that housed the Y for over 30 years, but we’ll also be able to offer physical activities that complement what the City will be offering. We’re very happy that we will be working together to develop the programming for Pointe-Claire residents as well as for the larger population of the West Island,” said Stéphane Vaillancourt, President and CEO of the YMCAs of Québec.
The purchase of the building for $9M was approved at the YMCA’s Special General Assembly on July 22, then by City Council members at the extraordinary meeting on July 27, 2021. The transaction includes a 10-year partnership with the YMCAs of Québec.
The two-storey building with an area of just over 6,000 square metres includes a pool, a double gymnasium, two studios, fitness and weight rooms, two squash courts, an indoor jogging track, activity rooms, several change rooms as well as adjacent outdoor facilities. Over the next few years, in partnership with the YMCAs of Québec, the City will use this site to offer diversified and complementary programming.
“Major investments were part of the strategic plan and were planned in the medium term to improve our existing facilities at the Aquatic Centre and Arena so that we could offer services to meet our community’s changing needs. This new purchase means that we can make part of the improvements to our service offer more quickly, while respecting the financial framework set out for our overall planning,” said Mayor Belvedere.
In August, steps will begin to prepare the site, carry out some of the work, develop programming and start recruiting in order to be able to announce the leisure, sports and community development activities that will be offered next spring.