Bambi’s Castle Day Care Centre opened in September 1972 in Timmins, Ontario. The centre was founded by the late Georgia Gagnon. In addition to establishing quality day care services in the north, Mrs. Gagnon was instrumental in increasing awareness and obtaining subsidy for working families. She lobbied local and provincial governments regarding child care subsidies in the North. Numerous presentations were made to city councils and local politicians in North Bay, Sturgeon Falls, Kapuskasing and Timmins to obtain subsidized seats for quality child care.

Sept. 1972 Bambi’s Castle opened its door at 686 College
Aug. 1977 2nd Location @ 220 Viscount
1980 North Bay Location was opened and then sold in 1987
1981 Kapuskasing location opened and operated for 5 years. The centre was sold in 1986.
1981 Established Timmins 1st Private Home Day Care Agency. Operated for 6 years.
1982 Established Private Home Day Care in North Bay.
1982 Viscount location was renamed “La Garderie des Francophones” offering French language services.
1983 2nd North Bay location opened and then sold in 1987.
1984 Established Private Home Day Care in Sturgeon Falls
Nov. 1984 Opened Downtown Day Care @ 169 Elm St.S
Aug. 1988 Opened 3rd location @ 571 Pine St N.
Sept.1993 Opened an Infant centre @ the 686 College St. Timmins first specialized service to infants and toddlers. The center ceased operation in June 1995 for viability reasons.
Nov. 1997 Both Downtown Day Care and Viscount locations were closed due to ongoing health issues with Mr. & Mrs. Gagnon.


Currently, Bambi’s Castle operates 1 center @ 571 Pine St N. and one satellite program for before and after school care at W.E. Miller public school.

Contact Information

571 Pine Street North
Timmins, ON P4N 6L9

Phone: (705) 268.6601
Fax: (705) 267.7130