MacBain Community Centre Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there lockers available at the MacBain Community Centre

    Yes, lockers are available in the change rooms. Facility users must bring their own locks and remove when they are ready to leave the facility.

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  • Can I book a court to play squash or racquetball?

    Yes, individuals can book the courts and pay an hourly rental fee plus insurance. There will also be drop in times available throughout the day.

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  • Can I rent a room at the MacBain Community Centre for a birthday party, shower, or family gathering?

    Yes, rooms will be available to rent. However, there is an exclusive contract with the Cafe owner and food must be purchased through the cafe.

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  • Can I use the change rooms?

    The change rooms are available for patrons using the facility. The change rooms will include male, female, and family. There will not be any "plus" change rooms like the YMCA operated.

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  • Can I use the sauna?

    The sauna is currently closed for maintenance.

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  • Can I use the walking track?

    Yes, the walking track is open to the public Monday to Friday during operational hours.

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  • How do I rent the gymnasium?

    Individuals and organizations can book the gymnasium as either full gym or 1/3 gym by contacting the MacBain Community Centre staff at [email protected] or by calling 905-356-7521 x 3330.

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  • What will the operating hours be?

    Beginning April 4th, 2022 the operating hours will be Monday to Friday from 7 am to 9 pm and Saturday 7 am to 5 pm.

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  • Who can use the community centre?

    The community centre will be open to the public for use by all. Most programs and activities will pay as you go.

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  • Who owns the MacBain Community Centre?

    The City of Niagara Falls owns the MacBain Community Centre. There was a common misconception that the YMCA of Niagara owned the facility. The YMCA was a partner in the facility.

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  • Will I be able to use the steam rooms?

    No, steam rooms will not be available at the MacBain Commuity Centre.

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  • Will memberships be required?

    No, memberships are not required for most users. The MacBain Community Centre will be open to the entire community and not be membership based. Exception: there are memberships required for some older adult programs.

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  • Will the MacBain Community Centre be like the YMCA?

    Although there will be some similar programs and offerings the Community Centre will be open to the entire community and not be membership based.

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  • Will there be cardio equipment and a weight room available to the community?

    No, the facility will eventually offer fitness and wellness programs but will not have a weight room or be equipped with cardio machines.

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  • Will there be child and youth programs?

    Initially the MacBain Community Centre will provide aquatic programs and some drop in programs for children and youth. In addition, community sport and recreation organizations will be utilizing space and offering programs.

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  • Will we be able to swim?

    Yes, there will be public swimming hours, lane swims, and many aquatic programs. All services will be paid for individually with no membership required.

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