The YMCA’s new aquatic and fitness facility is 50,000 square feet with natural light filling 80 to 90 percent of the public areas. The new gym is 4,500 square feet with weight training and cardio equipment and an aerobics room housed in an 8,000 square foot fitness centre. The new aquatic centre will more than double the size of the old pool area and features a lap pool, leisure pool, water slide, a lazy river for kids, steam room and a hot tub. The centre also features an upgraded daycare centre and a play area for children with a play structure. Planters and the preservation of trees along Princess Avenue tie the building in with green space at nearby Princess Park. The new YMCA facility opened in 2013.