Pick-Up and Drop-Off
First Day Registration
On the first day of each session, a registration table is set up south the McCaul Street entrance located at the EAST end of the AGO, under the canopy. Parents are asked to bring any missing information to the registration tables. Please ensure that you bring any completed/signed/downloaded forms, and are prepared to supply any incomplete or missing information. At times, this process may involve a wait period as we ensure all information is complete and campers are safely signed in. We suggest that you park in the Grange Underground parking lot located off McCaul street, or at paid parking on nearby streets. There is NO vehicle standing or stopping on McCaul street unless you are in a paid spot. You may refer to the Parking Letter found in the parent download section for more detailed information.
Drop-Off 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Drop off location is on McCaul Street, east end of the gallery, at the entrance doors to the gallery. We do not use the Main entrance doors during this drop off time period.
- 8:00-8:30 A.M. ONLY for campers registered in Extended Care
- 8:30-9:15 A.M. for ALL campers (door open at 8:30- NO supervision prior to 8:30)
- For drivers, from Day 2 onwards, we “Kiss and Ride” on McCaul Street after 8:30 A.M. until 9:15 A.M.- no need to park- we will be waiting outside the McCaul entrance doors
If you are registered in Pre-Care, you must bring campers in through the McCaul doors.
Campers are greeted and signed in by a lead camp staff, then escorted to their group in the WFLC by an assistant counselor, where they are signed in with their counselor. After 9:15 am, the camper groups will make their way to the studio. If you are arriving after 9:15 am, please enter trough the Main doors on Dundas street and ask security to contact lead counseling staff, who will escort your child to their group.
If you need to drop off your camper daily before 8:30am, please click here for more information on extended care.
Pick-Up 4:00 p.m.
- 4:00 P.M. SHARP - all campers
- 4:00 – 5:30 P.M. ONLY for campers registered in Extended Care
At the end of the day, Counselors bring their camp groups back to the indoor pick up zone at the GROUPS entrance area, located at the west end of the AGO. Parent/guardians/designated pick up persons must come in and downstairs to the Education Commons, where they may sign out campers after showing valid Photo ID. Campers will only be released to a designated parent/guardian/pick up person as specified on the registration form. Please have everyone prepared to show valid photo ID each day.
If you need to pick up your camper later than 4:00pm, please click here for more information on extended care.
Where to Stop
Temporary stopping and parking for 5-10 minutes WITH PLACARD DISPLAYED is allowed in the following locations:
Morning Drop Off:
- McCaul Street: east and west side adjacent to the AGO
- Passenger and Bus loading zone: located at the front of the AGO on south side of Dundas Street-(centre to east end)– 1st preferred location
- No Standing Zone: located at front of the AGO on the south side of Dundas Street (towards the west end)- 2nd preferred location
- Pay and Display parking: Beverly Street (west side), Beverly Street (north of Dundas Street, east and west side)
- Underground Green P parking lot at “The Grange”- east side of McCaul Street, south of Dundas Street
You must adhere to City of Toronto parking regulations at all times and are subject to fines for parking in crosswalks, or blocking bike lanes (there is one on the east side of Beverly Street). The north side of Dundas Street is rush hour parking at the end of the day from 3:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. DO NOT stop or park there.
Sign-In and Sign-Out
At the beginning and end of the day, Campers are required to check in and out with their Counselors for attendance purposes. All campers should check in at the McCaul street entrance to be signed in on our master list. At the end of the camp day, if your child is allowed to leave on their own, please remind them that they still need to follow this procedure. For picking up, you must be prepared to show Photo ID. Campers will only be released to designated persons showing Photo ID. Please do not leave without ensuring that they have been fully signed out. If your child is ill during camp, arriving late or will not be attending for any other reason, please call the camp office at 416-979-6660, ext. 368 as soon as possible to let us know. Any unexplained absences will be confirmed by the Lead Counseling staff by 11:00 a.m. each day.
Parking can be challenging! We are working with the City and are allowed a certain level of parking consideration during very brief drop off and pick-up windows of time. Please review this carefully. If walking, biking or taking the TTC is an option for you, we suggest that you make use of these modes of transit! We suggest that if at any time you can use paid parking, you attempt to do so.
If driving, we will provide you with a brightly coloured placard on registration day. Please display on your windshield AT ALL TIMES WHILE DROPPING OFF AND PICKING UP. This placard, along with this letter, is available on our website as a download.
Detailed parking information is available in the Parent Download section-Parking Letter.