The daily fee will be reduced to $2.88 per participant and should families require further assistance they may apply for Welcome Policy that grants a full year of program access for free if they qualify.
The After-School Recreation Care program model was developed by Parks, Forestry & Recreation (PFR) in 2005 to address the child care and recreation needs of children six to twelve years of age. During the school year, the program will provide age appropriate programming from 3:00pm-6:00pm for 30 school-aged children at each new location. ARC is staffed by qualified and trained part-time recreation workers.
The vision of the ARC program is to provide children the opportunity to participate in diverse and sustainable after-school programs that enhance their social, physical, educational and creative development. The ARC program provides inclusive, cultured, flexible and high quality programs in a safe environment, and is based on HIGH FIVE's Principles of Health Child Development.
For more information about the ARC Program, please see the City website here: www.toronto.ca/ARC
As part of the Galleria Mall site redevelopment process, I have been working to expand the size of Wallace Emerson Park by more than 25% and double the size of the Wallace Emerson Community Centre, which will include a new child care facility for our community. The expanded park and new community centre will be an exciting project that will enhance our community for generations to come.
As the City begins the design process for the new community centre, childcare facility and Park Master Plan, we need your input! Given the level of community interest, a second open house is being held together with City staff and the Reimagine Galleria project team for a Visioning Session and Open House on Tuesday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Galleria Mall (1245 Dupont Street) so you can share your ideas and feedback. An optional walking tour of Wallace Emerson Park will be held starting promptly at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 22. The walking tour will start at the Reimagine Galleria storefront (between the Happy Bakery and LCBO at the Galleria Mall).