Thursday, June 30, 2011

Splash Pads!

There are 3 splash pads in our neighbourhood. Unlike wading pools, they are always open as there is no need for lifeguard staff.

  •  Hintonburg Park, 1064 Wellington Avenue West
  • Laroche Park, 52 Bayview Ave.
  • Roy Duncan Park, 295 Churchill Ave. North
I know the one at Laroche Park has been open for some time (just try those sensors till you get it right!), is shady and also has play structures and a big field for running. I believe it’s also a dog park. According to the City’s website, they will be offering a Splash ‘n’ Fun program with trained staff at Laroche Park every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 for 4-10 year olds. Please see their website for weekly themes and other details. Children do need parental supervision.

Hintonburg was closed for renovation last year but I understand it is re-opening this weekend with a fun sundial design and more spray features than the previous pad.

I believe Roy Duncan is currently open but can’t confirm.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Looking for Childcare?

We share a nanny with a family down the street. It’s a lovely situation. However, it’s about to change as our sharing family is moving outside the country for at least 2 years. We will really miss their two little girls and the relationship they had with our family.

And it brings us to looking for a new little person (s) to share our home with. If you are looking for a spot for your child in the neighbourhood near Dovercourt, we are looking for a nanny share family with 1 or possibly 2 children. Our littlest guy is 2 years old and we also have two big boys - aged 8 and 10 who are in school during the day. We’ve had our caregiver since September 2010 and she is lovely with the little ones.

Currently our caregiver comes to our house as do our neighbour's children though, depending on location, we could consider using your home for some days as well.  We have a nice home with a big back yard and we are just a few blocks from the playground at Dovercourt.  Our caregiver works from 8:30 to 4:30 with some flexibility.  We are open to either a full or a part-time arrangement.

Please send me an e-mail at if you think you might be interested.