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October 24, 2012
City to launch technical design guideline for child care spaces
Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7, York West), Elaine Baxter-Trahair, General Manager, Children's Services, Brock James, Principal, Levitt Goodman Architects, City staff and a variety of child care industry professionals will officially launch the Child Care Design and Technical Guideline manual at City Hall.

Date: October 26, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. (official remarks and photo opportunity)
Location: 100 Queen Street West, City Hall, Committee Room 1

The innovative 125-page manual is designed to help make child care spaces safe, functional, developmentally appropriate, child-friendly and accessible for children. After the official remarks, there will be a short break followed by a 30-minute technical briefing led by Gail O’Donnell, Manager, Capital Projects and Brock James from Levitt Goodman Architects, the firm commissioned by Children's Services to work with the City to create the manual.

The manual contains design and technical recommendations as well as best practices gathered from a variety of industry experts. It will serve as a manual for a wide range of industry professionals around the world who are involved in planning, building and renovating spaces for child care, including architects, consultants, child care owners/operators, contractors, developers, school boards and City staff. The Child Care Design and Technical Guideline will be available as a free download on the City's website after the launch.

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Cher Jones
Senior Communications Coordinator

Naomi Kriss
Principal, Kriss Communications (on behalf of Levitt Goodman Architects)



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