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Toronto should boost child-care spending by $11M over 3 years, budget chief says – CBC News

Budget going to council will match 20% of new provincial, federal funds over 3 years, Gary Crawford says

Toronto Budget Chief Gary Crawford says the city will make good on its promise to match a portion of new provincial and federal funding for child care.

“The bottom line is we are living up to our commitment,” Crawford told CBC Toronto on Monday.

Crawford said the city’s budget committee will recommend on Tuesday, as part of the city’s final 2018 budget, that council commit $11 million over three years to child care. The recommendation will be made to Mayor John Tory’s executive committee. Council is scheduled to consider the budget on Feb. 12 and 13.


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