BabyTalkTO is a free* text messaging service for parents and caregivers with infants birth to 6 months in Toronto. Subscribers will get weekly texts from Toronto Public Health’s Speech-Language Pathologists and Public Health Nurses with info, tips and resources on communicating with your baby and supporting their early language development skills.

Text BabyTalkTO to 393939 to subscribe.
After opting in to receive text messages, Toronto Public Health (TPH) will send periodic texts using an automated text messaging service. The Terms of Use Agreement set out below contains the terms and conditions which govern your use of the BabyTalkTO service (the “Service”). Carefully read the Terms of Use Agreement before proceeding.

*Message and data charges may apply. Text “STOP BabyTalkTO” anytime to unsubscribe.

The City of Toronto’s Toronto Public Health BabyTalkTO text messaging service (the “Service”) allows users to receive text messages to help parents and caregivers with infants birth to 6 months support baby’s communication and early language development.

BabyTalkTO is a one-way text messaging service, meaning we do not monitor and respond to incoming messages. The City of Toronto accepts no liability for the security or privacy of personal information when using this Service.

This Service is not appropriate for users in crisis situations. If users are experiencing a medical emergency, they must call 911 immediately or visit their closest hospital emergency room. Users may call Telehealth ON at 1-866-797-0000 for non-emergency medical advice. For non-urgent assistance relating to your baby’s communication and early language development, contact a Public Health Nurse:

Mon – Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed on statutory holidays)
Telephone: 416-338-7600
TTY: 416-392-0658

Accuracy of Information

Every effort is made to ensure the information provided by the Service is accurate, current and reliable.

Residents of Toronto

The Service is for residents of Toronto, Ontario only.


No purchase is required to receive text messages from TPH, however standard text messaging and data rates from your mobile carrier may apply. Any costs related with receiving a text message are the responsibility of the individual receiving it. Check with your mobile provider for details on receiving text messages.

Message Frequency

You will receive weekly messages for a maximum of 5 months. TPH will text you only when we deem it helpful and important.

Delivery of information and content to a mobile device may fail due to a variety of circumstances or conditions.  You understand and acknowledge mobile network services are outside of TPH’s control, and TPH is not responsible or liable for issues arising from them.

How to opt-in

Text the designated keyword (BabyTalkTO or BabyTalk) to 393939. You will receive a confirmation text.

How to opt-out

To unsubscribe, text STOP and the designated keyword (e.g. STOP BabyTalkTO or STOP BabyTalk) to 393939 to stop receiving messages from TPH. Following this opt-out request, you will receive one final text message confirming that you have elected to stop receiving text messages. No additional text messages will be sent thereafter under this campaign unless you re-activate your subscription.


After confirming Y or Yes to subscribe, please do not reply to future text messages from TPH (unless you would like to opt-out).


More information about how we handle your personal health information can be found at the City of Toronto’s Information Practices Statement.


The City of Toronto is not responsible for and will not be liable to you or to anyone else for any damages whatsoever, including any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with your use or inability to use this Service, even if the City of Toronto has been advised of the possibilities of such damages.