Parents in the High Park Neighbourhood of Toronto are outraged that their local city councillor wants a ban on new child care centres in residential neighbourhoods. The City of Toronto is looking at harmonizing zoning regulations throughout the City. In a year-long process they recommend that child care centres NOT be allowed in residential neighbourhoods or employment zones. Wow - do they have it wrong. You shouldn't have an "employment zone" without workplace child care and families need neighbourhood child care where they live.
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