Wednesday, August 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. – Organizations who want to learn more about the City’s Expression of Interest process for selecting an operator for a new child care centre are invited to attend an information session at Metro Hall, Room 308. Registration details


Friday, August 24 – Is the deadline for operators to submit their Expression of Interest to establish and operate one of the new EarlyON Child and Family Centres and the LGBTQ2S mobile program.

The City undertakes an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to select an operator for a newly built or renovated child care centre or an EarlyON Child and Family Centre. We look for not-for-profit organizations who are committed to providing accessible, equitable, high quality services that welcome all families and are responsive to local community needs.

Upcoming and Completed Expressions of Interest (EOI) to Operate Child Care Centres and EarlyON Child and Family Centres


Child Care Capital
Northwest priority area for establishing a new EarlyON Child and Family Centre
Northeast priority area for establishing an EarlyON Child and Family Centre


There are currently no EOIs for child care centres. The following list shows completed and upcoming EOIs.

Name Address Expression of Interest deadline Expected opening date Infant spaces Toddler spaces Preschool spaces Selected operator Ward
Sheppard Centre 30 Sheppard Ave East Not yet available Dec 2018 10 20 32 Not yet available 23
Advent 555 Finch Ave W Completed 2018 10 15 24 Not yet available 10
Avani – Metrogate 31 Village Green Sq Not yet available 2018 10 20 32 Not yet available 40
Avondale 175 Avondale Not yet available 2019 10 30 32 Not yet available 23
Bendale Acres 2020 Lawrence Ave E Not yet available 2018 10 15 24 Not yet available 38
Lansing 49 Bogert Ave Completed 2018 10 20 32 Network 23

There is currently an Expression of Interest to operate one of three new EarlyON Child and Family Centres. One will be a LGBTQ2S mobile program, the other two will be located in northwest and northeast Toronto.

The Expression of Interest process consists of three stages.

Stage 1: Organizations must submit their complete EOI packages by the deadline

Stage 2: The City will evaluate the submitted EOI package for completeness and will be scored on their submission.

Stage 3: Organizations that are successful in Stage 2 will be invited to a Review Panel Interview.

Transparency, Fairness, Accessibility, Equity, High-Quality

The City is committed to a transparent and fair EOI process.

All EOI submissions will be evaluated based on an organization’s proven ability to provide accessible, equitable and high-quality services to Toronto families and children.

  1. A brief overview of the history and mandate of the organization
  2. Copy of the Articles of Incorporation/Letters Patent
  3. Declaration of Not-for-Profit Compliance with seal/notarized
  4. List of Current Board of Directors with Contact Information
  5. Agency by-laws
  6. Audited Financial Statement for the most recent fiscal year end and copy of any Management Letter issued by the auditor
  7. Annual General Meeting Minutes for the past fiscal year