Ontario budget cuts put 760 affordable child-care spaces at risk in Toronto, city staff say - 2019-10-08

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F94.png Ontario budget cuts put 760 affordable child-care spaces at risk in Toronto, city staff say October 8, 2019, Jennifer Pagliaro, Toronto Star

Toronto is now facing a $15 million gap to fund affordable child-care spaces in the wake of provincial budget cuts, a new report says, what advocates are calling a "reckless" and "thoughtless" move by Premier Doug Ford.

If city council can't find the money to fill the gap left by Ford's government, city staff now say, it could mean a loss of 760 subsidized spaces in 2020 — which would "result in a return to pre-2018 levels" of available subsidies.

There are currently more than 17,000 children on the waiting list for subsidized child-care in Toronto.

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{{cite news | first = Jennifer | last = Pagliaro | title = Ontario budget cuts put 760 affordable child-care spaces at risk in Toronto, city staff say | url = https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/10/08/760-affordable-childcare-spaces-at-risk-after-ontario-budget-cuts-city-staff-say.html | work = Toronto Star | date = October 8, 2019 | accessdate = October 9, 2019 }}