West Neighbourhood House (Formerly St. Christopher House) is a multi-service non-profit neighbourhood agency serving communities in the west Toronto.
Programs for Children and Youth
West Neighbourhood House provides a variety of programs for pre-school children (ages 0–6) and their families.
Growing Up Healthy Downtown (GUHD) is an 8 agency collaborative health promotion partnership providing programming and support for families with young children (0-6) living in downtown Toronto. Parents/caregivers and their children (0 to 6 years old) are invited to drop in to this program and take advantage of our friendly atmosphere. This program is designed to facilitate family/caregiver support where children and their family/caregivers can interact with one another and learn and play together.
Drop-in activities include an indoor playground, arts and crafts, music and movement and parent relief. There is also a summer school readiness program offered in the summer to help prepare 4 and 5 year olds for the transition to school.
The program is located at 248 Ossington Avenue and operates Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings between 9:30 am and 1:00 pm. There are no fees for the drop-in program.
Parent Relief program provides free on-site childcare for children 0 to 6 years of age for up to two hours. Parent relief takes place during the hours of Growing Up Healthy Downtown (see information on days/hours above). Please book your parent relief at least 24 hours in advance, in person or via telephone by calling (416) 532-4828 X 161. Please make sure you speak with someone to book your parent relief as no voicemail bookings will be accepted. There are no fees for the Parent Relief Program.