After public criticism of a plan to phase out money given to school boards to help operate daycare centres, Mayor John Tory has reversed course and says the grants are here to stay . . . for now.
“This . . . investment ($1.13 million) in 2017 will mean the parents of more than 8,000 children in Toronto will not see their fees go up,” Tory told reporters at John A. Leslie Public School in Scarborough on Monday morning.