East End Children’s Centre

Known to some as; Kimbourne or  Terry Fox East End Children’s Centre operates two FREE drop-in Family Resource Program sites in East Toronto.

Our programs are for children aged newborn to senior kindergarten only.

Sorry, we can not accept visits from school-aged children.

Changes at our Terry Fox site:

New room limit:                                                                                                       Maximum number of children permitted in the room will be 28, effective September 2014.  As we have lost a staff position at both our sites, changes are required in order to offer a safe learning environment for the children.

We are no longer allowed to bring strollers into the building.  Please bring a bicycle lock and secure your stroller to one of the railings near our entrance way.




The East End Children’s Centre is a wonderful place for parents and caregivers to bring children for play time, events and educational courses.

— Belinda H.

I don’t know what I would have done without the centre, the staff and the other families we meet there. 

In fact ,the other families we meet there have become an important part of our family’s life.

— Kate G.
As a working mother I was very pleased to find a centre that was open on Saturdays to bring my child to. The dedication of professionalismof the staff was outstanding and the facility itself was clean and bright.

–Leslie C.

I can not say enough good things about the centre and it’s staff.  Except thank you for giving us so much support and friendship.

–Kate G.

I would not have survived the early weeks without the wonderful people who worked at both sites. I met so many wonderful people during the time I attended the drop in’s. I felt a sense of belonging and that people genuinely cared.

–Patricia B.

I really hope for the sake of the new parents that the program will be able to continue in future years.

–Cynthia L.

I liked the fact that the staff were so approachable and caring  and always went to great lengths to bring out the
best in each parent.

–Cynthia H.

Our Famous Play Dough Recipe


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar*
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • food colouring


  1. Blend flour, salt and cream of tartar.
  2. Add oil and food colouring to water, and combine the dry & wet ingredients in a non-stick skillet,stirring well.  Mixture will be very sticky.
  3. Cook on medium heat, keeping the dough in motion so it does not burn. (It’s done when  it’s no longer sticky and the surface becomes kind of shiny)
  4. Knead while it cools.  It’s undercooked if it remains sticky or overly oily.

Cream of tartar is available in bulk food stores.Tip: many children are sensitive to artificial dyes. Natural dyes can be made from foods such as beet juice, blueberries and raspberries.