WATCH: Community fights to save Guy Favreau YMCA

The community in Chinatown is rallying to save its local YMCA.

The Y at Complexe Guy Favreau is scheduled to close in May, after its rent at the federal building ballooned from a symbolic $1 a year to more than 200 000 dollars annually.

A petition has been launched asking the Prime Minister to intervene and a meeting is scheduled for Wednesday to come up with ideas on how to keep the centre open.