For those just tuning in, this is the blog to keep up with the progress of the fantastically wonderful and very much needed café, Playful Grounds. It’s a café for us moms, dads and anyone who takes care of wee folk. They play, we eat and drink coffee. Sound good? It certainly does to me. No more dirty looks in restaurants No more half eaten meals. No more cold coffee. No more innovative ideas for how to change your kids diaper in public (you’ll have to exercise your imagination by deciding on a drink).
Where is this café you ask? Well, it will be somewhere in the west end of downtown. Probably on College or Dundas, sort of west of Ossington. We can’t actually lease a spot until we get our funding and we are now pretty close to convincing a bunch of really good institutions to loan money to a couple of chicks who have been off the financial grid for a couple of years. Oh ya, we’re that good.
If all goes well, we should be able to get the place open by October or so. Of course, we’ll have to figure out what to do with our own kids while we renovate and get set up. For myself, I could die of old age waiting for my number to come up with the subsidy people and the daycares at the same time, so that will be a challenge. But I’m nothing if not persistent. After we actually open our doors I think Kai could be the Maitre D. Thoughts? Top hat and tails? Make him earn his keep?
Okay, that’s probably enough for the first update in a while. I’ll be back here regularly telling you all of the nitty gritty. We’ll be beefing up the site regularly. Please contact us using the fancy ‘contact us’ page if you have anything to say. I’d love to hear from you and know there are actually people reading this. Don’t get me wrong, I can totally write for my own amusement, but I would really like some feedback or….. suggestions!