Childcare on Charles
The Childcare Centre on Charles Street is a top-rated daycare operated by George Brown College. It is located at 35 Charles St. West and student families living here have first priority to place their children when spaces are available. Although it serves the University Community, the demand from our resident families is so high that it is very unlikely that staff, faculty or non-Charles Street student families would be able to obtain childcare in this centre. Prospective Charles Street Residence families should put their name on the waiting list well before they need a space. Visit this website for more information.
Please also note that when you are planning to move out of Charles Street Student Family Housing, you must also notify the Daycare staff of this, and plan accordingly to locate a new childcare centre space within 3 months of moving out.
Students are not permitted to keep their children in the Childcare Centre on Charles after vacating the residence because the wait list is lengthy and current student residents have priority for the centre. The Family Care Office staff can assist with the process of finding new childcare.
Financial Assistance (Subsidized Spaces)
The Centre operates under provincial license and has a purchase of service contract with the City of Toronto Children's Services Division that provides fee subsidy for eligible parent/guardians. Parent/guardians wishing to investigate and apply for subsidy must make these arrangements well in advance of the time of registration of their child at the Centre. Children's Services has a separate waiting list of their own.
Please refer to the City of Toronto Children's Services website: http://www.toronto.ca/children/ for more information.
For information on U of T financial assistance for students with children please refer to the Family Care Office, Student Financial Aid
Family Care Office
If you are a U of T student, postdoctoral fellow, or a spouse of one, with family issues then the Family Care Office (FCO) is here to help.
Do you need information about:
- MATERNITY/PARENTAL LEAVE PLANNING?
- CHOOSING CHILDCARE?
- CHILDCARE SUBSIDY?
- NETWORKING WITH OTHER STUDENTS WITH FAMILIES?
Maria Jardim, the Family Care Advisor for the Family Care Office (www.familycare.utoronto.ca) is available at Student Family Housing:
- Drop-in Office Hours - Thursdays, from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the lobby of 35 Charles Street West (reduced hours in spring & summer)
- The FCO Parents Group - a drop-in program for parents and their children 5 and under, on Thursdays between 3:30 pm and 4:50 pm, in the Drop In Centre at 30 Charles St. W., on the 3rd Floor in the fall & winter.
University of Toronto’s Family Care Office maintains a listing of babysitters that is available to current students, post-docs and their partners.
Student Family Housing residents can use this list to find babysitting services within our residences.
If you are interested in offering babysitting, please contact the Family Care Office at 416-978-0951 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their office on campus at 214 College St., Room 103 (Close to the St.George St. Entrance of the building).