A ward’s equity target is calculated by dividing the total number of subsidies by the ward’s proportion of Toronto’s low-income children*. For example, If a ward has 5% of Toronto’s low-income children, they are entitled to have 5% of the 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.

*A child is considered low-income if the child’s family is living below Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Measure (LIM) after tax.

In the tabs below, a city ward map for each age group shows how close each ward is to their equity target.
The black number indicates the ward and the red values indicate the number of subsidies above/below the equity target for the ward.

This ward map shows where child care fee subsidies are currently used across the City.  Through the use of colour it shows how close each ward is to their equity ceiling.  For more information email childcare@toronto.ca
Child care fee subsidy distribution for all age groups
This ward map shows where infant child care fee subsidies are currently used across the City.  Through the use of colour it shows how close each ward is to their equity ceiling.  For more information email childcare@toronto.ca
Child care fee subsidy distribution for the infant age group
This ward map shows where toddler child care fee subsidies are currently used across the City.  Through the use of colour it shows how close each ward is to their equity ceiling.  For more information email childcare@toronto.ca
Child care fee subsidy distribution for the toddler age group
This ward map shows where preschool child care fee subsidies are currently used across the City.  Through the use of colour it shows how close each ward is to their equity ceiling.  For more information email childcare@toronto.ca
Child care fee subsidy distribution for the preschool age groups
This ward map shows where kindergarten child care fee subsidies are currently used across the City.  Through the use of colour it shows how close each ward is to their equity ceiling.  For more information email childcare@toronto.ca
Child care fee subsidy distribution for the kindergarten age group
This ward map shows where school age child care fee subsidies are currently used across the City.  Through the use of colour it shows how close each ward is to their equity ceiling.  For more information email childcare@toronto.ca
Child care fee subsidy distribution for the school age group