John W. Lindsay YMCA
In the heart of downtown Halifax.
Facing out toward the vista of Citadel Hill, at the corner of South Park and Sackville Streets, the John W. Lindsay YMCA is 70,000 square feet of potential – for healthy activity, for belonging, and for community building.
Bright, modern spaces to keep you active & healthy
We’re built for it.
A brand new, modern facility in the heart of downtown Halifax. The John W. Lindsay YMCA is more than just a place to work out. It’s a thriving community of members who experience a sense of belonging, achievement, and friendship that is hard to find anywhere else.
5640 Sackville St. Halifax, NS B3J 3Y3
(902) 423-9622 X 0
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 5:45 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 7:45 am- 8:00 pm
Holidays: 7:45 am – 8:00 pm
Programs at this Centre
Sports & Recreation
AIM to improve mobility!
YMCA Day Camps
Child & Youth Programs
Child Minding Services
Who is John Lindsay?
John Lindsay Sr. was a volunteer, member, and ambassador of the YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth. John joined the Board of the YMCA in the early 1960s and remained as Director until 1971, all while remaining an active and encouraging participant in his much-loved YMCA exercise class.
He was also active in every YMCA fundraising campaign from 1970 to the time of his passing in 2006. In 2005, he was appointed to the YMCA Fellowship of Honour in a ceremony on Parliament Hill. Because of his dedication and passion for the YMCA, the new Centre of Community was named in his honour.