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.
Overall
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 toddler 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.
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 Overall Target Infant Target Toddler Target Preschool Target Kindergarten Target Schoolage Target
Etobicoke North below below below above below below
Etobicoke Centre below below below above below below
Etobicoke-Lakeshore below below at above below below
Parkdale-High Park below below below at below below
York South-Weston below below below above below below
York Centre below below at above below below
Humber River-Black Creek below below at above below below
Eglinton-Lawrence below below below above below below
Davenport below below below above below below
Spadina-Fort York below below below above below below
University-Rosedale below below below at below below
Toronto-St. Paul’s below below at above below below
Toronto Centre below below below above below below
Toronto-Danforth below below below above below below
Don Valley West below below below below below below
Don Valley East below below at above below below
Don Valley North below below below above below below
Willowdale below below below at below below
Beaches-East York below below below above below below
Scarborough Southwest below below below above below below
Scarborough Centre below below below above below below
Scarborough-Agincourt below below below at below below
Scarborough North below below below at below below
Scarborough-Guildwood below below below above below below
Scarborough-Rouge Park at at above above below below

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 All age groups Infant Toddler Preschool Kindergarten School age
Etobicoke North -1105 -101 -60 94 -296 -742
Etobicoke Centre -336 -21 -17 51 -94 -255
Etobicoke-Lakeshore -229 -30 0 70 -74 -195
Parkdale-High Park -351 -39 -27 10 -94 -201
York South-Weston -672 -73 -28 92 -202 -461
York Centre -234 -39 6 125 -79 -247
Humber River-Black Creek -585 -35 12 168 -229 -501
Eglinton-Lawrence -384 -23 -28 50 -120 -263
Davenport -288 -38 -27 37 -75 -185
Spadina-Fort York -64 -27 -12 59 -30 -54
University-Rosedale -172 -19 -9 7 -33 -118
Toronto-St. Paul’s -151 -23 5 72 -56 -149
Toronto Centre -214 -56 -46 92 -88 -116
Toronto-Danforth -275 -36 -40 28 -78 -149
Don Valley West -1030 -62 -80 -78 -238 -572
Don Valley East -538 -46 -11 48 -135 -394
Don Valley North -461 -38 -18 47 -136 -316
Willowdale -569 -70 -57 6 -128 -320
Beaches-East York -574 -52 -45 34 -172 -339
Scarborough Southwest -685 -73 -40 72 -221 -423
Scarborough Centre -677 -53 -33 52 -211 -432
Scarborough-Agincourt -688 -69 -46 2 -165 -410
Scarborough North -641 -65 -54 -16 -172 -334
Scarborough-Guildwood -760 -63 -40 107 -222 -542
Scarborough-Rouge Park -90 -3 19 152 -48 -210