Ruddy Family YMCA/YWCA

This 18,000ft² addition to the Orleans YMCA/YWCA features a number of new spaces, including two pools, a full-size gymnasium, and new lobby. The existing two-storey 14,000ft² facility was renovated to create new offices, multipurpose rooms, play care spaces, upgraded men’s and women’s change rooms / showers, a family change room with private showers, and a newly expanded fitness area.

This project includes an exciting innovation: A 20m long swimming pool with a moveable floor system – a first in Eastern Ontario. Lundy also constructed a separate warm water therapy pool with water features for kids and a deeper section with benches and jets for adults to relax. 

Lundy elected to use a MUROX building system to improve the schedule by one month and increase the sustainability to the addition.

Contract    Design-Build 

Contract   $9,164,000


Contract Start   October 2009

Completion    September 2011

Constructability Solutions

  • The facility remained operational throughout the construction period. Lundy maintained excellent site coordination techniques throughout the project to ensure that the health and safety of occupants and the facility’s operations were not adversely affected.
  • The innovative new facilities and complexity of upgrading a heritage building of great importance to the community required a high level of involvement and teamwork from all parties. The Design-Build approach allowed Lundy the opportunity to provide valuable input and make practical recommendations from the earliest stages of the project.

Project Team

Matiss Silins
Project Manager

Mark Schneider
Site Supervisor

Carmen Arango
Project Coordinator


Tosha Rhodenizer  (613) 237-1320 x.5070


Lalande & Doyle Architects
Philip Lalande (613) 233-2900


Halsall Associates
Albert Calli (613) 237-2462


Goodkey Weedmark & Associates
Richard Boivin (613) 727-5111


Josh Riddell (613) 254-9643


Aqua Plans Aquatic
Jamie Lopes (519) 743-6760