(Moncton, N.B. – Oct. 31, 2019) Work is on track to have the satellite YMCA in Moncton’s North End fully enclosed from the elements by the end of November, with the facility’s opening still on track for next fall.
“We are thrilled construction is progressing on time and on budget,” says YMCA of Greater Moncton CEO Zane Korytko. “You can now really get a clear picture inside and out of what it will look like when it’s finished. The satellite Y will be such a terrific fitness and social hub for the North End and an incredible overall asset to our community.”
The YMCA in the North End is being built on land between Evergreen Drive and École Le Sommet, along a yet-to-open extension of Twin Oaks Drive. The current Y at 30 War Veterans Avenue in Moncton will operate as usual once the additional facility opens.
Work on the two-storey, 35,000 square-foot satellite Y began in the spring with Acadian Construction Ltd. acting as construction manager.
“Much of the base work for the key features of the YMCA in the North End – including the indoor splash pad and the walking track – has been completed, with finishing work on target to begin immediately after Christmas,” says Korytko.
In December 2017, Moncton City Council unanimously approved proceeding with the community centre, working with the YMCA to facilitate its design and construction. The partnership agreement followed feasibility studies, conceptual planning and a detailed functional program regarding what activities could be accommodated at the facility.
The YMCA in the North End will be about half the size of the current Y and will feature areas for fitness programs, community programs, an indoor splash pad and playground, multi-purpose spaces, and an elevated, indoor track with elevator access.
Federal and provincial governments have each committed $4 million each to the project while the City of Moncton is contributing $6 million, $2 million of which is for road development. The YMCA will be responsible for the remaining $3 million of the $15 million facility.