The City of Toronto undertakes an Expression of Interest (EOI) process when selecting an operator for a newly built or renovated child care space funded by the City.
The City of Toronto Children’s Services has acquired this new 49 space Child Care Centre, which is a condominium unit located on the ground floor of a condominium tower constructed by a developer, near the intersection of Allen Road and Wilson Avenue. The Property is located near the Toronto Transit Commission Wilson subway station and highway 401 is also within close proximity and access.
The centre will have space for 49 children:
The Child Care Centre is located on the ground floor of the condominium building. Parents will have three dedicated child care temporary parking spots located on the southwest side of the child care to drop off and pick up their children. The main entrance is on the south side of the building with a walkway from the parking area leading to the main entrance. The Centre Supervisor’s office is located adjacent to the vestibule with direct visibility to the main entrance space. All child care rooms have large windows that provide natural light into the centre. The centre includes an indoor open area for multipurpose use, secured entrance with intercom system and the main corridor leads to all classrooms, amenities and playgrounds.
Additional features include:
The Kitchen is located at the end of the corridor. It is a good size for catered food and snack preparation. It features and is equipped with:
There are two exterior fenced playground spaces conveniently located immediately outside of the child care rooms.
Toronto Public Health and Ministry of Education approval in principle have been completed for the new Child Care Centre.
The successful Organization will be required to enter (as Tenant), into a lease agreement (the “Lease”) with the City of Toronto (as Landlord) which shall include the following terms:
Subject to further definition in the Lease Agreement, the selected child care operator would be responsible for all ongoing expenses including monthly common condominium common expenses, utilities and property taxes and is permitted to only use the Property for delivering child care services. See a full details of the terms and conditions of the Lease Agreement below:
The operator at its expense, shall be responsible to maintain and repair the Daycare Centre in accordance with Acceptable Standards, and outdoor spaces associated with the Daycare Centre (including outdoor play space). The Condominium shall be responsible for ongoing repairs and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, and the building structure. Note: If there is HVAC equipment for exclusive use by the daycare unit, it may not be maintained/repaired by Condo Corp.
Condominium common expenses are currently estimated at $1,710 per month. All operating costs related to the building occupancy, including monthly common expenses, utilities, and property tax are currently estimated at $69,646 per year based on figures provided or obtained from comparable units. These costs will be paid by the operator for the entire duration of the Lease Agreement, resulting in no expected costs to the City of Toronto once the Lease Term has commenced. The Operator shall provide and pay for all necessary property management (including common expenses of the condominium such as condo fees) and reasonable caretaking/cleaning services including waste disposal services which will collect diapers and organic waste. The Operator and its staff, clients, and other invitees shall abide by the rules and regulations of the Condominium Building, as provided from time to time.
The Operator shall be responsible for daily cleaning and waste removal associated with food preparations and activities. The Operator is responsible to maintain the Daycare Centre in a state of cleanliness, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
The Operator, at its expense, shall be responsible for the day to day operating costs of the Daycare Centre, including but not limited to, all costs of the Operator relating to the employment of qualified staff for the Daycare Centre; telephone, internet and cable television service costs; costs relating to the maintenance, repair and replacement of all fixtures, furnishings, appliances and equipment associated with the Daycare Centre.
The successful proponent will not make any changes or modifications to the facility during the warranty period. Upon expiration of the warranty period the operator will submit plans and other information as required by the City for review and approval prior to the commencement of any work, modifications or alterations to the facility.
Organizations will be required to demonstrate that they are in a sound financial position and have the necessary financial capacity to add the new program at 38 Monte Kwinter Court.
Upon expiration of the warranty period the operator will submit plans and other information as required by the City for review and approval prior to the commencement of any work, modifications or alterations to the facility.
Upon request of the Organization, the District Consultant will provide a copy of the required Financial Viability and Budget package, Program Quality, Delivery and Community Collaboration Package.
The completed Financial Viability and Budget package submissions will be reviewed by the review panel as part of the selection process.
Organizations who meet the following requirements are invited to apply. For further inquiries regarding the EOI or to request an application package email
Expression of Interest submissions will be reviewed by Toronto Children’s Services.
|Events||Time and Date|
|Release of Expression of Interest||August 4, 2022|
|Expression of Interest Closing Date
Note: Applications must be submitted electronically and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
|August 31, 2022 3 p.m.|
Registration Required for Site Visit
|August 11 at 2 p.m. & 3 p.m.|
|Deadline for Questions||August 16 at 3 p.m.|
|Release of Question and Answer||August 22, 2022|
|Application Review||September 1 – 16, 2022|
|Announcement of Successful Organization||September 19, 2022|
The applicant’s Expression of Interest that best meets the requirements of the City, is the absolute discretion of the City in consultation with the Review Panel, will be designated as the preferred organization.
No obligation will arise until the Service Agreement Amendment, based on the accepted Expression of Interest application, has been authorized and executed by the appropriate City authority.
After receipt of Expression of Interest applications and at any time prior to the execution of an agreement, the City may request clarification on any items related to the Expression of Interest and conduct negotiations with the preferred organization. The City, at its sole discretion, may adjust the evaluation score or ranking of an applicant as an outcome of the clarification process.
The Expression of Interest process consists of two stages and an interview may be conducted
Stage 1: Organizations must submit their complete EOI packages by the deadline.
Note * late or incomplete packages will not be moved to Stage 2
Stage 2: The City will evaluate and score the EOI submission
Organizations that are successful in Stage 2 may be invited to a Review Panel Interview
Completeness of EOI Mandatory Documents
Service Plan Alignment
i) The following documents are accessible to Toronto Children’s Services and will be reviewed, organization is not required to submit with the application:
ii) Program Quality, Delivery and Community Collaboration package submitted by Organization
The following documents are accessible to Toronto Children’s Services and will be reviewed, organization is not required to submit with the application:
Financial Viability Budget package submitted by Organization
|Total Stage 2||100 points|
|Organizations that are successful in Stage 2 may be invited to a Review Panel Interview||20 points|