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Emergency Short-term Child Care

Child care is available for parents who need a few hours off when regular child care arrangements fall through, when a parent  has a legal or medical appointment, or when a parent is searching for employment or housing. Child care is also available as parent relief during times of stress or crisis.

The Gerrard Resource Centre has space available for 5 children each day.  If possible, call ahead to reserve your space.


Booking Procedures:

  • Parents or a referring agency may book space for children.
  • The GRC can only guarantee continuous care for up to 2 weeks.
  • Bookings are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents who are in crisis will be given priority (at the discretion of GRC staff). Consequently, it may be necessary to reschedule or cancel your family's space
  • The following is required when a child is dropped off. Care will be denied without the necessary documentation.
    • Health card number
    • Doctor's name and telephone number
    • Emergency contact name and telephone number
    • A change of clothes/diapers
    • Lunch

Registration Forms


Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


  • Non-working families
    $1.00/hour to a maximum of $5.00 per day
  • Working families
    $5.00/hour to a maximum of $25.00 per day

    [Late Fees: There will be a service charge of $5.00 for the first half hour and $1.00 per minute after that for parents arriving late.]



This program is funded by Toronto Children's Services, City of Toronto.

Contact Information

For more information, contact:
Nabanita Ray
Telephone Number: (416) 972-1319 ext. 54
Fax Number: (416) 979-5239

Program Address:
St. Simon's-the-Apostle Church
525 Bloor St. East
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 1J1