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 All age groups Infant Toddler Preschool Kindergarten School age
Etobicoke North -1011 -81 -50 -22 -246 -612
Etobicoke Centre -302 -5 -13 -29 -68 -187
Etobicoke-Lakeshore -176 -28 6 19 -56 -117
Parkdale-High Park -307 -30 -20 -29 -75 -153
York South-Weston -517 -32 -12 -5 -144 -324
York Centre -152 -28 31 18 -21 -152
Humber River-Black Creek -488 -8 40 -1 -133 -386
Eglinton-Lawrence -325 -14 -5 -16 -87 -203
Davenport -275 -32 -14 -6 -80 -143
Spadina-Fort York -33 -25 6 22 -27 -9
University-Rosedale -152 -16 -9 -2 -33 -92
Toronto-St. Paul’s -149 -13 6 17 -39 -120
Toronto Centre -172 -40 -31 10 -72 -39
Toronto-Danforth -245 -29 -21 -30 -73 -92
Don Valley West -960 -55 -60 -128 -208 -509
Don Valley East -500 -32 0 -48 -127 -293
Don Valley North -457 -43 5 -24 -128 -267
Willowdale -571 -65 -37 -75 -101 -293
Beaches-East York -554 -48 -35 -37 -148 -286
Scarborough Southwest -683 -67 -35 -57 -179 -345
Scarborough Centre -580 -24 -20 -50 -171 -315
Scarborough-Agincourt -634 -63 -16 -70 -135 -350
Scarborough North -566 -49 -46 -60 -147 -264
Scarborough-Guildwood -729 -55 -6 -58 -172 -438
Scarborough-Rouge Park -91 4 42 70 -41 -166

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