City of Toronto officially opens new child care centre in north Toronto

Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic and Community Development Committee, Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 6 York Centre), City of Toronto staff and members of the community today celebrated the official opening of the Northview Advent Child Care Centre at 541 Finch Ave. W.

Three levels of government – the City, the province and the federal government – helped fund this new child care centre serving North York communities. 

Northview Advent Child Care Centre is a licensed centre operated by Northview Heights Early Learning Centre, located in the senior housing campus of Advent Valleyview Residence. The new centre has 49 spaces for 10 infants, 15 toddlers and 24 preschool children. 

The City partnered with Advent Health Care Corporation, which generously agreed to house the child care centre within its long-term care campus and has been a partner in the work since the project’s inception.

Toronto’s licensed child care system has more than 1,000 centres and 19 home child care agencies providing early learning and care for children up to 12 years of age. The City supports high quality programs that promote healthy outcomes for all children. 

More information about Children’s Services is available at 


“Affordable and accessible child care is an essential service for many families in Toronto, allowing parents to stay in the workforce, return to work or go to school to help improve their family’s quality of life. I’m pleased to see the result of co-operation between the City of Toronto, the province, the federal government and community partners is an additional child-care facility and child-care options for families in this area.” 
– Mayor John Tory

“The opening of the Northview Advent Child Care Centre is a shining example of what is possible through collaboration and partnership. Operating a licensed child care centre within a long-term care residence provides a unique opportunity for intergenerational interaction that will bring great benefits to all involved.”
– Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson (Councillor, Ward 21 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic and Community Development Committee 

“Accessible, safe and affordable child care continues to be the most transformative public policy of our generation. It is a vital program that ensures parents can stay in the workforce, return to school, or start a business. More important, child care provides choices. Child care ensures there are no closed doors. There are no glass ceilings and there are no lost opportunities.”
– Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 6 York Centre)

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