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(Toronto) Children's Services Division: Facts and figures

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Children's Services, City of Toronto
Publication Date: 
30 Jul 2014

Facts and figures homepage (includes links to individual fact sheets)


Toronto's child care system

Over 900 child care centres and 19 home child care agencies operate in Toronto and together they provide over 61,000 licensed child care spaces for the city's children.

Toronto's subsidy system

Subsidized child care assists families in meeting the cost of licensed care for their children. Approximately 640 child care centres and 10 home child care agencies have a subsidy contract with the City of Toronto. Currently, there are 24,932 subsidized spaces available to families in the city.

Ward Equity

In order to equitably distribute the limited number of subsidy spaces among city wards, ward equity targets were established. A ward's equity target is based on dividing the number of available subsidized spaces by the ward's proportion of the City's low-income children.


fact sheet
Entered Date: 
30 Jul 2014
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