The City Council,Toronto approves 10-year childcare plan.




The Toronto City council has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a new 10-year plan that aims to create 30,000 new daycare spaces and ultimately reduce fees by 25 to 40 per cent.

The percentage of children in the age 0-4 years currently served by the city’s daycare system is 31 per cent.The “Child Care Growth Strategy” sets a deadline of 2026 for the creation of a licensed child care system that could serve 50 per cent of children between 0-4 years of age.

The staff report says that the population of children under the age of four is expected to grow from 120,000 now to approximately 140,000 by 2026, making the investment in additional child care spaces necessary.