Charles Street West Area
Child Care Resources
University Family Housing does not provide child care, but there are many child care resources available in the area that we have listed below.
Childcare on Charles
The Childcare Centre on Charles Street is a well-rated daycare operated by George Brown College. It is located at 35 Charles St. West and student families living here have first priority to place their children when spaces are available. Prospective Charles Street Residence families should put their name on the waiting list well before they need a space.
Visit this page, http://familycare.utoronto.ca/childcare/child-care-services/, for more information about this and other childcare centres in the area.
Please also note that when you are planning to move out of Charles Street Student Family Housing, you must also notify the Daycare staff of this, and plan accordingly to locate a new childcare centre space within 3 months of moving out.
Students are not permitted to keep their children in the Childcare Centre on Charles after vacating the residence because the wait list is lengthy and current student residents have priority for the centre. The Family Care Office staff can assist with the process of finding new childcare.
Financial Assistance (Subsidized Spaces)
The Centre operates under provincial license and has a purchase of service contract with the City of Toronto Children’s Services Division that provides fee subsidy for eligible parent/guardians. Parent/guardians wishing to investigate and apply for subsidy must make these arrangements well in advance of the time of registration of their child at the Centre.
Children’s Services has a separate waiting list of their own.
Please refer to the City of Toronto Children’s Services website: http://www.toronto.ca/children/ for more information.
For information on U of T financial assistance for students with children please refer to the Family Care Office, Student Financial Aid
Family Care Office
If you are a U of T student, postdoctoral fellow, or a spouse of one, with family issues then the Family Care Office (FCO) is here to help.
They provide information about:
- Pregnancy/Parental leave planning
- Choosing Childcare
- Childcare subsidy
- Networking with other students with families
Helen Reddy-Katz, the Family Care Advisor for the Family Care Office (www.familycare.utoronto.ca) is available at:
- Drop-in Office Hours – Thursdays, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the lobby of 35 Charles Street West (reduced hours in spring & summer)
- The FCO Parents Group – a drop-in program for parents and their children 5 and under, on Thursdays between 3:30 pm and 4:50 pm, in the Drop In Centre at 30 Charles St. W., on the 3rd Floor in the fall & winter.
You can also visit the FCO website to get more information, call 416-978-0951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their office on-campus at 214 College St., Room 103 (close to the St. George St. entrance of the building).
University of Toronto’s Family Care Office maintains a listing of babysitters that is available to current students, post-docs and their partners.
If you are interested in offering babysitting, please contact the Family Care Office at 416-978-0951 or email@example.com or visit their office on campus at 214 College St., Room 103 (Close to the St.George St. Entrance of the building).