A ward’s Child Care Fee Subsidy Target is calculated by dividing the total number of available subsidies (based on the City’s approved budget) by the ward’s proportion of Toronto’s low-income children (a child is considered low-income if their family is living below Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Measure, after tax).

For example, If a ward has 5% of Toronto’s low-income children, they are entitled to have 5% of the available subsidies. Within each ward, subsidies are then allocated to age groups (infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten & school age) based on the proportion of children in each group.

Current Status of Ward Subsidy Targets

The following maps and data tables show how close each ward is to their subsidy target. On the maps, the red values indicate the number of subsidies above/below the target for the ward.

Map showing which wards are above, below or at their target number of subsidized children. The data for this map can be found under the header - The Data Behind the Maps.
All age groups
Map showing which wards are above, below or at their target number of subsidized infant children. The data for this map can be found under the header - The Data Behind the Maps.
Infants
Map showing which wards are above, below or at their target number of subsidized infant children. The data for this map can be found under the header - The Data Behind the Maps.
Toddlers
Map showing which wards are above, below or at their target number of subsidized preschool children. The data for this map can be found under the header - The Data Behind the Maps.
Preschool
Map showing which wards are above, below or at their target number of subsidized kindergarten children. The data for this map can be found under the header - The Data Behind the Maps. Caption:
Kindergarten
Map showing which wards are above, below or at their target number of subsidized school age children. The data for this map can be found under the header - The Data Behind the Maps.
School age

Number of child care fee subsidies above/below target

Ward All age groups Infant Toddler Preschool Kindergarten School age
Etobicoke North -1008 -79 -54 28 -266 -637
Etobicoke Centre -293 -9 1 0 -78 -207
Etobicoke-Lakeshore -195 -29 1 49 -71 -145
Parkdale-High Park -282 -30 -11 -2 -76 -163
York South-Weston -406 -35 1 91 -150 -313
York Centre -153 -42 38 64 -40 -173
Humber River-Black Creek -467 -7 32 74 -145 -421
Eglinton-Lawrence -290 -23 14 25 -89 -217
Davenport -228 -27 -7 29 -80 -143
Spadina-Fort York -8 -34 2 55 -23 -8
University-Rosedale -149 -17 -2 7 -30 -107
Toronto-St. Paul’s -145 -15 14 31 -50 -125
Toronto Centre -168 -53 -30 59 -88 -56
Toronto-Danforth -210 -30 -9 5 -77 -99
Don Valley West -948 -62 -62 -102 -210 -512
Don Valley East -429 -35 1 25 -123 -297
Don Valley North -402 -30 -20 60 -134 -278
Willowdale -544 -60 -29 -49 -106 -300
Beaches-East York -507 -53 -27 2 -148 -281
Scarborough Southwest -589 -66 -32 47 -183 -355
Scarborough Centre -514 -24 -10 33 -175 -338
Scarborough-Agincourt -603 -47 -30 -7 -150 -369
Scarborough North -530 -48 -33 -20 -152 -277
Scarborough-Guildwood -734 -61 -11 14 -205 -471
Scarborough-Rouge Park -65 2 40 112 -55 -164

Current Levels

  • on target means a ward is within 10% above or below its target
  • below target means a ward is more than 10% below its target
  • above target means a ward is more than 10% above its target
Ward Overall Target Infant
Target
Toddler
Target
Preschool Target Kindergarten Target Schoolage Target
Etobicoke North below below below at below below
Etobicoke Centre below below at at below below
Etobicoke-Lakeshore below below at above below below
Parkdale-High Park below below below at below below
York South-Weston below below at above below below
York Centre below below above above below below
Humber River-Black Creek below at above above below below
Eglinton-Lawrence below below above above below below
Davenport below below at above below below
Spadina-Fort York at below at above below at
University-Rosedale below below at at below below
Toronto-St. Paul’s below below above above below below
Toronto Centre below below below above below below
Toronto-Danforth below below at at below below
Don Valley West below below below below below below
Don Valley East below below at at below below
Don Valley North below below below above below below
Willowdale below below below below below below
Beaches-East York below below below at below below
Scarborough Southwest below below below above below below
Scarborough Centre below below at above below below
Scarborough-Agincourt below below below at below below
Scarborough North below below below at below below
Scarborough-Guildwood below below at at below below
Scarborough-Rouge Park at at above above below below