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How much do you pay for child care in Toronto?

The question of how much it costs to place a child in daycare is asked frequently on forums and social media sites. The purpose of the child care cost survey below is to provide accurate and up-to-date child care cost to our visitors. Please fill out this quick survey. You will help parents who are in the process of budgeting for this sizable expense. The responses are anonymous and only aggregate data will be posted.

1. Type of child care

2. Child's Age Group

3. Full time / Part time


Thank you! The results of this survey will be posted once sufficient data is available.

User submitted comments

daycare comment

November 17, 2010

I don't think using an unlicensed daycare provider is as bad as you would think. I put my infant in a licensed daycare centre that was supposed to be the best and paid top dollar for it too and it ended up being a terrible experience. I got an accident report one day saying he had been dropped on his head by the teacher. No further explanation just dropped. I must have filled out at least a dozen incident reports in the 10 months that he was in there. On his last day I got a call telling me that he was being rushed to the hospital because he fell and blood was coming out of his ears. So you see, any place can be terrible. You might have a really great home care provider that is unlicensed. You should explore all of your options and make a decision that comes from your heart.
daycare comment

December 31, 2007

Hi, my name is Erica I provide transportion to and from childrens school or daycare. I also babysit in the evening and week ends @ a reasonable rate. If my sevice is of interest to you feel free to call me @ 647-346-4354 or email

Warm regards,
Erica M
daycare comment

December 16, 2007

I think finding infant daycare spots in Toronto is just as difficult as anywhere else in Canada. Profit margins are not that great considering the ratios. Anyhow, book your daycare spot as early as you can. Daycares used to not allow booking of spots before birth. Now, some do.
daycare comment

December 09, 2007

When it comes to locating daycares in Toronto, there is definitely a shortage of available spots. Childcare spots in Toronto come at a high demand and need to be booked a year or more in advance in order to even stand a chance at competing for the daycare spot.

Parents who have to return to work and are unable to locate licensed daycare spots, have to come up with alternative arrangements for their child’s care. Parents usually end up resorting to unlicensed daycare arrangements, such as private home care or using a nanny.

What's it like to look for a daycare spot in Toronto?

Most of out-of-town parents are at a loss when it comes to finding daycare centers in Toronto. Is there a shortage of childcare providers in Toronto? what costs will they incurr in the specific age group? What child care programs are setup in Toronto? By sharing your experience, you can help other parents who are in the process of looking for daycare in Toronto. NOTE: Please do not advertise in this section as it is not created for that purpose. Ads will be removed. Your new comment will not show until it is approved


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General information about Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is the largest city in Canada and it is the Capital city of the province of Ontario. It borders the north-western shore of the Lake Ontario and is at the heart of the GTA (the Greater Toronto Area). Considering its vast size and dense population, it is still one of the safest metropolises of North America. Toronto is Canada's economic hub and one of the top financial cities in the world. Because of its high standard of living, low crime rate, and clean environment, Toronto has been ranking at the top the world's most livable cities.

Things you can do in Toronto with your kids

Visit the Royal Ontario Museum. ROM is a great place for kids to visit. It offers a ton of educational exhibits and interactive facilities. ROM's weekends are packed with programs and activities for children 16 years of age and younger. Some of the programs offered are the Saturday Morning Club, Summer Camp, and March Break Club where children can build, paint, explore and interact. If you are planning a school visit, make sure to book in advance and check the official schedule for programs and activities

Centreville Amusement Park is made for kids. It is located just across the Toronto harbour and is packed with fun rides and activities. The park offers over 600 acres of fun including antique car and Carousel rides, pony rides, the Rockin' ferry ride, bumper boats, the Sky Ride, and other fun activities designed for specific age groups. The park hosts special events which are posted on its web site. Centreville Amusement Park also offers many restaurants and shops.

The Toronto Zoo is a very popular destination for both the adults and the children. As such, it makes it a perfect family outing for the whole family. Although the zoo is a bit far from the downtown, it's fully worth the drive. The Toronto Zoo covers 710 acres of the Rouge Valley in Toronto, and it showcases over 5000 animals from all over the world. If you are planning a school visit, make sure that you pre-register in advance, as adult supervision is required, and child-to-adult ratios are enforced for safety reasons. The Toronto Zoo offers special events and guided tours; check their web site for the up-to-date information.

Canada's Wonderland is Toronto's premier destination for children and adults alike. It offers full day of fun for the whole family. The park is located about 20 minutes drive from downtown Toronto, and is accessible by public transportation. Canada's Wonderland offers thrill rides and family rides, rides specifically designed for children of all ages, live shows, special events, and of course dining and shopping.

How to find daycare centers in Toronto with GoDaycare

If you are looking for daycare centres or dayhomes in Toronto, you came to the right place. We offer daycare listings with reviews from parents in many communities throughout Canada. Use our Toronto child care guide to find childcare providers that offer infant, toddler, preschool, kindergarten, or school age programs. We realize how difficult it is to find a daycare spot, so we built our Toronto child care search engine to take into account such factors as age groups and proximity information to allow our visitors to easily locate daycare centres in Toronto. Before committing to anyone daycare centre found either on this site or anywhere else, ALWAYS do your own investigation to make sure that the center is safe and it addresses your child's developmental needs. You may refer to our article on finding the right daycare for some helpful tips.

Your child care search options

The first option is to run a city-specific daycare search. This option enables you to browse daycare centers throughout the city. If you are reading this page, chances are you are in the process of using this search path already. While browsing daycare listings you may also notice the list of neighbourhoods on the right-hand side of the page (neighbourhood child care search is only available for major cities). Select your neighbourhood to list daycare centers that are in your neighbourhood or in the near proximity to it. To narrow down your list, please select the appropriate age category for your child.

The second option is to use our local daycare search which allows you to find daycare centers and dayhomes anywhere in Canada. You can search by address, postal code or the nearest intersection. Use this search option to generate a list of childcare providers within walking distance to your specified location.

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