The Tippett Child Care Centre opens at 38 Monte Kwinter Court
August 30, 2023

Earlier this month, 38 Monte Kwinter Court marked a significant milestone with the opening of the Macaulay Tippett Child Care Centre, a vibrant and inspiring space that will provide high-quality daycare and early learning programming for the littlest neighbourhood residents.

Located on the ground floor of the newly completed 14-storey residential condominium community, the new child care centre at Monte Kwinter serves 49 children and families, ranging from newborns to toddlers up to 4 years old. The facility spans over 9,000 square feet and includes indoor playrooms with large windows that welcome abundant natural light, and a “naturalized” playground that features hardscape, rubber surfacing, sand and water play areas, and a tricycle track. The underlying pedagogy of naturalized spaces fosters exploration and encourages children to use their imagination to engage with the natural landscape. They promote curiosity and freethinking. They also aid in the development of motor skills by giving kids the opportunity to experience various textures and sounds, while engaging all of their senses. In short, it’s a future-forward approach to early childhood development that aligns perfectly with our own values at Collecdev.

The Macaulay Tippett Child Care Centre represents a collaborative effort between Collecdev (responsible for the development of the community), the City of Toronto (who own the childcare facility) and Macaulay Centres for Children (who are leasing the space from the City). Mayor Olivia Chow and Councillor James Pasternak (York Centre) were both present for the inauguration, as well as Trevor McAlmont, CEO of Macaulay Centres.  Both Collecdev and Metropia were in attendance as well, celebrating this new milestone.

“[The Macaulay Tippett Child Care Centre] is a wonderful example of what happens when the City partners with other organizations to create much-needed services in growing neighbourhoods. The families of the 49 children participating in programs here will have access to affordable and high-quality child care programs, conveniently located close to where they live or work.” – Mayor Olivia Chow

This centre provides care at a reduced fee for all families through the Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care (CWELCC) funding program and has a service agreement to provide care for families receiving a child care fee subsidy through the City.

“We are proud to have partnered with the City and with Macaulay Centres to bring this inspiring child care centre to life. At Collecdev, we pride ourselves on advancing community initiatives that are accessible to all, and ensuring private and public spaces enrich society as a whole. That’s what we’ve done at 38 Monte Kwinter and we are excited to welcome these 49 families to the community.”  – Natascha Pieper, VP Sales & Marketing, Collecdev

“As this dynamic community continues to grow and change, it is important that with any growth there are significant improved community amenities and spaces. I was pleased to work with the community to deliver this new child care centre to serve local residents. This partnership between the City, Metropia and Collecdev is creating this impressive space for this community.” – Councillor James Pasternak (York Centre)

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the most diverse and livable cities in the world. As a leader in the city’s development industry, we at Collecdev feel a responsibility to continually maintain and enhance the quality of life for Toronto residents and address city needs. It’s that commitment that informs our diligent approach to designing every element of our communities, including child care centres like this one, giving careful consideration to the wants and needs of our homeowners and to all Torontonians, to create the ultimate living experience.

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