Free Local Drop-in Programs and Activities during Winter Break 2017-2018

Saturday, December 16th (9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) will be the last drop-in day until Friday, January 5th (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.). 

When the Centre is closed, you may wish to visit one of the programs or places listed below. 

School Drop-ins

Last day: December 21 or 22 (depending on whether the program is open on Fridays)

Reopen: January 8

Bruce Junior Public School Parenting and Family Literacy Centre (PFLC)

51 Larchmount Avenue

416-393-0670

Monday-Friday

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dundas Junior Public School PFLC

935 Dundas Street East

416-393-9565

Monday-Thursday

8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Blake Street Junior Public School PFLC

21 Boultbee Avenue

416-393-9415

Monday-Friday

8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Pape Avenue Junior Public School PFLC

220 Langley Avenue

416-394-2104

Monday-Friday

9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Roden Public School PFLC

151 Hiawatha Avenue

416-393-9555 (ask to speak with Shelley)

Monday-Friday

8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Morse Street Junior Public School PFLC

180 Carlaw Avenue

416-393-9494

Monday-Friday

8:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

 

Applegrove Parent/Child Centre

Main Location

60 Woodfield Road (east of Leslie; north of Queen)

416-461-5043

Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Last day: December 21

Reopens: January 3

 

East End Children's Centre

Kimbourne location

200 Wolverleigh Blvd. (basement)

416-469-0495

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (babies under 15 months)

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

Last day: December 23

Reopens: January 2

* cap of 50 children on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings

 

Terry Fox location (Inside Gledhill Public School)

2 Gledhill Avenue

416-425-4051

Monday, Friday: 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. *cap of 28 children

Last day: December 22

Reopens: January (call ahead)

 

Eastview Children's Centre

86 Blake Street

416-392-1750 ext. 304

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Last day: December 22

Reopens: January 2

 

East York East Toronto Family Resources

Toronto Centre-Rosedale (St. Paul's) Location

80 Sackville Street, Room 107

647-258-9792

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years), 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (Family Nutrition)

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years), 11:15-12:30 (Toddler Circle), 1:30-3:30 (Baby and Me for birth-12 months)

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years), 11:15-12:30 (Toddler Circle), 1:30-3:30 (Baby and Me for birth-12 months)

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years), 11:15-12:30 (Toddler Circle)

Closed: December 25 and 26, January 1

 

Beaches East York Main Site

3079 Danforth Avenue (at Victoria Park)

647-258-9784

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years)

Tuesday: 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Toddling Time for 9-18 months), 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years)

Wednesday: 9:00-11:30 a.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years), 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Book Corner for birth-12 years)

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (drop-in for birth-6 years), 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Action for Infants birth-12 months) 

Friday: 9:00-11:30 a.m. (Getting Active drop-in for birth-6 years)

Closed: December 25 and 26, January 1

 

Donlands Family Resource Program

1108 Greenwood Avenue (entrance faces Cosburn)

647-258-9785

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Last day: December 22

Reopens: January 3

 

Family Resource Connection

184 Main Street

416-690-0102

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Last day: December 22

Reopens: January 2

 

Massey Centre

1102 Broadview Avenue (north of Danforth)

416-425-3636

Calendar available online.

Closed: December 25 and 26, January 1

 

S.E.A.S. Centre

606 Gerrard Street East

416-466-8842

Monday-Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Sunday: Typically, the last Sunday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Last day: December 16

Reopens: January 6

 

Parent Resources

Main Site

1117 Gerrard Street East (just west of Leslie) in 2017 / Matty Eckler Recreation Centre (953 Gerrard Street East) in 2018

416-463-9112 or 416-463-0793 

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Closed on long weekends) 

Last day: December 14

Reopens: January 9 at Matty Eckler Recreation Centre

 

St. Lawrence Site

173A Front Street East

416-941-9248 or 416-463-5399

Tuesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

Last day: December 16

Reopens: January 9

 

The 519

519 Church Street

416-392-6874

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Closed: December 25 and 26, January 1

 

Queen/Saulter Library

765 Queen Street East

416-393-7723

Family Time (drop in for songs and stories)

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Alternate Saturdays (December 16, December 30, etc.): 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Closed: Sundays, Mondays, December 26

 

Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre

93 Birchmount Road (at Kingston Road)

461-396-4310

*At this program, a 2017-2018 Family Membership ($40) and $2.00/visit are required to participate.

Attached calendar has program hours for December.

Last day: December 22

Please call ahead if you plan to visit the first week of January to see if the program has reopened.

 

Scadding Court Family Drop-in

707 Dundas Street West

461-392-0335 ext. 235

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (for birth-5 years)

Monday - Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Last day: December 22

Reopens: January 8

 

Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester Avenue

416-392-6794

Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Regent Park Aquatic Centre

640 Dundas Street East

416-338-2237

Leisure Swim Preschool (children up to 5 Years)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11:00 - 12:55 p.m.

Friday: 5:00-5:55 p.m.

Closed: December 25, January 1

 

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre

870 Queen Street East

416-392-0751

Leisure Swim Preschool (children up to 5 Years)

Monday-Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed: December 25 and 26, January 1

Recreation Fun and Play with Caregiver (children 1-5 Years)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

Last day: December 22

Reopens: January 8

 

 

 

December 11 to December 16

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Reading together: language development/expression (infants)

Emotions Poster: language development/expression (older children)

Shape stamps and ink: creative expression

Shaker toys: sensory play

Balancing on soft beam: physical well-being

Hat parade: emotional well-being

Egg toy: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Wild animal safari: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Kitchen play: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Singing camera: language development/expression (infants)

Sea animal sounds: language development/expression (older children)

Dress up time: creative expression

Play dough: sensory play

Building block towers: physical well-being

 Potato head: emotional well-being

Soft blocks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Duplo blocks: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Drum concert : connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

Children's Holiday Art Workshop

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Pop up toys: language development/expression (infants)

Tool time: language development/expression (older children)

Finger puppets: creative expression

Yarn art: sensory play

Soft climbing steps: physical well-being

Playing with doll house: emotional well-being

Singing camera: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Mega Formers: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Play dough with holiday shapes: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Alpha Books: language development/expression (infants)

Playing with the fire house: language development/expression (older children)

Colouring with crayons: creative expression

Lace up shoe: sensory play

Kitchen play: physical well-being

Doctor for the day-playing with the medical kit: emotional well-being

Music Box: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Farm Fun-playing with the farm animals: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Bus and truck parade: connecting to others

SATURDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT 10:50) 

Singing songs at circle time: language development/expression (infants)

Teddy Bear Puzzle: language development/expression (older children)

Play Dough: creative expression

Shapes puzzle: sensory play

Jumbo floor puzzle: physical well-being

Musical Instruments: emotional well-being

Shape blocks and containers: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Playing with helicopters and planes: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Dressing up dolls: connecting to others

 

December 4 - 9

We learn through play in the drop-in. The materials listed below will be set out in play areas inside the drop-in room. Children and their parents/caregivers are welcome to choose other materials from the shelves. There are activities in the backyard, too!

MONDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Alphabet & Number Catepillar: language development/expression (infants)

Feeding Baby Dolls: language development/expression (older children)

Finger puppets: creative expression

Drums and tambourines: sensory play

Singing at circle time: physical well-being

Reading together: emotional well-being

Ball Run toy: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Helicopters and Planes: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Doll House Play: connecting to others

TUESDAY (SNACK AT 4:00, SONG/STORY CIRCLE IN THE DROP-IN AT 4:20)

Numbered Soft Balls: language development/expression (infants)

Mr. Potato Head: language development/expression (older children)

Dress-up: creative expression

Play Dough: sensory play

Train Track Set: physical well-being

Shakers: emotional well-being

Shape-Fitting toys: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Lego: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Pretend Cooking in Toy Kitchen : connecting to others

WEDNESDAY

STAFF DAY-NO WORKSHOP 

THURSDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Reading together: language development/expression (infants)

Doll House: language development/expression (older children)

Glitter Glue arts and crafts: creative expression

Finger Painting: sensory play

Pulling Dog: physical well-being

Music Box: emotional well-being

Cars and truck parade: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning(infants)

Medical Toys: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Train Track Set: connecting to others

FRIDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT THE DROP-IN AT 10:50)

Singing Camera: language development/expression (infants)

Farm Animal Sounds: language development/expression (older children)

Felt Fabrics Art: creative expression

Rain Sticks (Instruments): sensory play

Fire truck and Station play: physical well-being

Interactive songs at circle time: emotional well-being

Dinosaurs Toys: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Lacing Shoe Toy: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Play Dough: connecting to others

SATURDAY (SNACK AT 10:30, SONG/STORY CIRCLE AT 10:50) 

Music Box: language development/expression (infants)

Caring for Doll in Wheelchair : language development/expression (older children)

Painting: creative expression

 Soft Blocks: sensory play

Building fort with blocks: physical well-being

Singing Camera: emotional well-being

Animal Farm: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (infants)

Toolbox: manipulation and investigation/S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning (older children)

Dinosaurs: connecting to others

Free Local Drop-in Programs and Activities July and August 2017

Tuesday, July 11th will be the last drop-in day until August 9th (9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.). 

When the Centre is closed, you may wish to visit one of the programs or places listed below. 

Applegrove Parent/Child Centre

Main Location

60 Woodfield Road (east of Leslie; north of Queen)

416-461-5043

Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

East End Children's Centre

Kimbourne location

200 Wolverleigh Blvd.

416-469-0495

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (babies under 15 months)

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

Last day: July 28

Reopens: August 21

* Open on July 29, August 5, August 12, and August 19

 

Eastview Children's Centre

86 Blake Street

416-392-1750 ext. 304

Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed: August 2 and August 28 - September 5

 

East York East Toronto Family Resources

Toronto Centre-Rosedale (St. Paul's) Location

80 Sackville Street

647-258-9792

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thursday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Beaches East York Main Site

3079 Danforth Avenue (at Victoria Park)

647-258-9784

Monday: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Donlands Family Resource Program

1108 Greenwood Avenue

647-258-9785

Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends)

Closed: August 21 - September 1

 

Family Resource Connection

184 Main Street

416-690-0102

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Last day: July 28

Reopens: August 21

 

Massey Centre

1102 Broadview Avenue (north of Danforth)

416-425-3636

Calendar available online.

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

S.E.A.S. Centre

606 Gerrard Street East

416-490-6491

Monday-Tuesday: 9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9: 45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends) 

Sunday: Typically, the last Sunday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

Parent Resources

Main Site

1117 Gerrard Street East (just west of Leslie)

416-463-5399  

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Closed on long weekends) 

Last day: August 11

Reopens: September 5

St. Lawrence Site

173A Front Street East

416-941-9248/416-463-5399

Tuesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

Last day: August 11

Reopens: September 5

 

The 519

519 Church Street

416-392-6874

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

Queen/Saulter Library

765 Queen Street East

416-393-7723

Family Time (drop in for song and stories)

Every other Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

July 15, 29

August 12, 26

Summer Storytimes at Joel Weeks Park (50 Matilda Street-meet at the north end, under the trees)

Tuesday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (drop-in)

July 4, 11, 18, 25

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

*Weather permitting

Family Time at Saulter Street Park (25 Saulter Street, at the end of the street that the library is on)

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (drop-in)

July 26, August 30

*If it is raining, Family Time will take place in the library.

Summer Reading Club

Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on July 20)

Visit the library's website for the specific activity and age group for each Thursday.

 

Wading Pools

A list of wading pools is available on the City of Toronto website.

 

Splash Pads

A list of splash pads is available on the City of Toronto website.

 

Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre

93 Birchmount Road

416-396-7603 or 461-396-4310

*At this program, a 2016/2017 Family Membership and $2.00/visit are required to participate.

Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed: July 3, August 7

 

Scadding Court Family Drop-in

707 Dundas Street West

461-392-0335 ext. 235

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Monday - Thursday: 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Closed: August 21 - September 4

 

Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester Avenue

416-392-6794

Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

Regent Park Aquatic Centre

640 Dundas Street East

416-338-2237

Leisure Swim Preschool (Children up to 5 Years)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Closed: August 7

 

Jimmie Simpson Recreation Centre

870 Queen Street East

416-392-0751

Leisure Swim Preschool (Children up to 5 Years)

Monday, Thursday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Closed: August 7

 

 

Programs Open on Saturdays and Sundays

Saturday, May 13th will be the last Saturday drop-in until September 9th (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.). 

On Saturday, May 27th, you are invited to join our Stroller-a-thon, play in the backyard, and/or purchase tasty treats from the Bake Sale! All families are welcome to participate in the Stroller-a-thon—including an obstacle course at Jimmie Simpson Centre/Park—whether “strolling”, cycling, or moving in any other way! If you would like to collect pledges or donate to the Centre, you can do so online, or with cash or cheque any time. We are also gratefully accepting nut-free baked goods, sandwiches, and drinks for the Bake Sale

We hope you’ll join us on May 27 for this fun community event! 

When the Centre is closed, you may wish to visit one of the drop-in programs listed below.  We recommend that you call before visiting.

East End Children's Centre

Kimbourne location

200 Wolverleigh Blvd.

416-469-0495

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Open on long weekends)

 

East York East Toronto Family Resources

Donlands Family Resource Program

1108 Greenwood Avenue

647-258-9785

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends and for 2 weeks during the summer-call ahead to confirm that the program is open)

 

S.E.A.S. Centre

606 Gerrard Street East

416-466-8842

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Closed on long weekends)

Sunday: Typically the last Sunday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Parent Resources

Main Site

1117 Gerrard Street East (just west of Leslie)

416-463-5399  

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Closed on long weekends and closed July 1-September 2, inclusive) 

 

St. Lawrence Site

173A Front Street East

416-941-9248/416-463-5399

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Open on long weekends and closed July 1-September 2, inclusive)

 

Queen/Saulter Library

765 Queen Street East

416-393-7723

Family Time (drop in for song and stories)

Every other Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (e.g., May 20, June 3, etc.)

 

Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre

93 Birchmount Road

416-396-7603 or 416-396-4310

At this program, a 2016/2017 Family Membership ($40) and $2/visit are required to participate.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (closed July and August)