301 Vaughan Street

May 27th, 2023
Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

In 1909, a capital campaign to build the Downtown Y. 250 canvassers raised $354,000 in seven days from local citizens. The Downtown Y was designed by Jackson and Rosencrans of New York, with local architect J. H. G. Russell working as an associate on the project. James Ashdown, the former Mayor of Winnipeg and prominent businessman, laid the cornerstone in 1911 and the doors officially opened in May 1913. This building was designated as a heritage building by the City of Winnipeg in 1985, and has been an important part of the downtown landscape and community for 110 years!

All guests will have to complete the child protection policy at the front desk upon entry. The child protection policy includes photo ID and a quick photo.

Parking can be validated at the Downtown Y for those who park in the Portage Place underground parkade. Street parking or parking in other locations can not be validated by the Y!

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