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January 22, 2008
Media Advisory - Child care centre to be built adjacent to Chester Le Junior Public School
Councillor Mike Del Grande (Ward 39 Scarborough-Agincourt) will hold a special community information session about the construction of a new $3.2-million combination child care centre and community space project adjacent to Chester Le Junior Public School. The new centre, funded by the City of Toronto, will be built on land contributed by the Toronto District School Board to provide 66 new child care spaces and community program space.

Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Chester Le Junior Public School, 201 Chester Le Blvd. (east off Pharmacy Ave.)
Participants: Councillor Mike Del Grande
Representatives of the Toronto District School Board
Representatives of the City of Toronto’s Children’s Services Division

The new child care centre and community space is located in the Steeles-L’Amoreaux neighbourhood, one of the 13 priority neighbourhoods designated by the City for targeted infrastructure investment and community service improvement. Funding for the project will come from the Child Care Capital Reserve in accordance with its Child Care Service Plan, and from the Partnership Opportunities Legacy Fund, which was established to strengthen community social infrastructure through leveraged partnerships as part of the City’s commitment to priority neighbourhoods.

“The unique feature here is that by combining these funding initiatives, and by partnering with the Toronto District School Board, the City is able to make significant investment for children, youth and their families in one of our priority neighbourhoods,” said Del Grande.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:

Councillor Mike Del Grande, 416-392-1374,

Pamela Roberts, District Director, Children’s Services, 416-397-7361,



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