abc Academy first opened its doors at 18 Melrose on March 5, 2007. The centre was founded by Wendy Arnold List, a mum and businesswoman who built abc to have the optimal place to help care for her children. She wanted to create a beautiful facility with nurturing staff and programming focusing on a healthy lifestyle and Kindergarten readiness – but most importantly, she wanted her kids to love it.
abc has since expanded to the neighbouring house at 20 Melrose in 2009 and to Davisville Village at 1432 Bayview in September 2011, to 1923 Queen E in September 2013 and Leaside at 235 McRae in September 2014. It continues to offer a warm, nurturing, educational and fun environment for little ones giving parents great peace of mind and kids a great start to school.