Lori Gardens Program Offerings

Lori Gardens Centres for Early Learning has 7 beautiful and bright classrooms and is conveniently located at the corner of Finch and Weston Rd. We are lucky to be part of The Emery Village neighborhood which has brought a new energy into the community and revitalized the entrepreneurial spirit of its residents. We have a large outdoor space that looks on to a nature walk valley where the children take part in nature walks and outdoor education.

  • We are a dedicated team of Trusted Registered Early Childhood Educators and dedicated Early Childhood Assistants
  • Security door and alarm systems at all entrances
  • We are a Nut free facility
  • Our hours of operation are Monday to Friday from 7am-6pm
  • In order for your child to maximize their learning by participating in all areas of our program, we encourage you to bring your child in at 9:30am
  • Full and Part Time care available to fit your needs

Lori Gardens

2405 Finch Ave West, North York, ON, M9M 2X2

416-743-1222 | 416-743-9711

Ages Served: Infants to School Age

Hours of Operation

Staff at Lori Gardens

Director Bio

Name: Natasha Reid

Position: Centre Director

Start Date: October 12, 1999

Graduated from: Humber College

Any other degrees/ qualifications: Early Childhood Education diploma

What are you passionate about: I am passionate about being a mom and being independent

Your favourite Quote or one that is meaningful to you? "Everything Happens for a Reason" & "You Learn Something New Every day"


  • My son started daycare at 1 year of age, spending the first year of his life at home during the lockdown.  It wasn’t easy as many other kids, however, staffs at Dawes Road CEL were so helpful and caring he eventually got it easy within the first 3 weeks. The staff members were very supportive and kept me updated with his progress. Especially the himama app helped me be informed of all his activities throughout the day.

    I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude to the staff and management of the center for taking care of my son.


  • The last two and a half years have been wonderful for Asharib. I still remember the 1st day when I dropped him at daycare and how scared we both were. But he had learned so much in the past 2 years & I am glad that I decided to send him to Lori Gardens. Special thanks to all of Asharib’s teachers for taking such good care of him teaching him manners and always trying to make his day fun & exciting. Thank you so much for everything!

  • 45 years of excellence is a great achievement. Congratulations! We will continue to support your growth. Together stronger!

    Kyle & Kendrick’s Family

  • Happy 45th Anniversary to the Dawes Road Center for Early Learning staff team.

    Adonias & Genet

Join Our team

Centres for Early Learning operates 9 different locations across the GTA, offering subsidized and full fee spaces child care programs for children from infancy to school age. For 44 years, we have been providing high quality care to countless families, many of whom have returned to us with younger siblings, has been both successful and fulfilling. We hope to continue to enrich the lives of children with you!