School Crossing Guard Program
To submit a request for a new school crossing guard location, please complete the online form or download the fillable form below.
The School Crossing Guard Program provides an important service for families in Toronto. That’s because the safety of our students is everyone’s priority. Starting in September 2019, there will be 704 locations in Toronto that will be part of the School Crossing Guard Program and it’s our goal to fill all of them daily throughout the entire school year. Follow these links to view the map and list of all School Crossing Guard Locations as of September 2019.
If you have any concerns about a school crossing guard on duty, please contact 311.
About the Program
The School Crossing Guard program plays an essential role in safeguarding communities across Toronto. School Crossing Guards are a key piece of the tool kit to implement Vision Zero in School Zones. Crossing guards maintain the safety and wellbeing of schoolchildren as they walk to and from their schools.
The City of Toronto provides crossing guard services at 704 locations through two contracted vendors:
- ASP Inc., which will be serving the North York and Etobicoke York wards.
- Carraway Inc., which will be serving the Toronto & East York and Scarborough wards.
The School Crossing Guard program is the largest of its kind in Canada. It was operated by the Toronto Police Service from 1947 until the spring of 2019, after which it was transferred to the City of Toronto.
Information for Existing School Crossing Guards
The City of Toronto made multiple efforts to contact all 689 crossing guards who were employed by the Toronto Police Service to update them about the transition of the program, provide them with the first opportunity to be hired, and invite them to information sessions held by the two vendors.
If you were a crossing guard who was employed by the Toronto Police Service and have not heard from the City of Toronto, or if you are experiencing challenges connecting with your respective vendor, please contact SchoolCrossingGuard@toronto.ca. The City will work with the vendors to ensure all crossing guards who were employed by the Toronto Police Service have been provided the first opportunity to be hired.
Requesting a New School Crossing Guard Location
Requests for new school crossing guard locations are now being processed by the City of Toronto.
To submit a request for a new school crossing guard location, please do one of the following:
- Fill out the Online Form or;
- Download the Fillable Form and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall data collection months (October and November) and spring data collection months (April and May) are the best time to gather accurate information to determine whether a new school crossing guard is required at a requested location. Once the data has been collected, it will be analyzed and a recommendation will be provided.
Submitted forms will be subject to the following timelines:
|Submission Deadline||Data Collection Months||Notification of Results|
|January 31||Spring (April and May)||August|
|July 31||Fall (October and November)||February|
Applying to be a New School Crossing Guard
New crossing guard applicants should contact the vendor serving the ward at which they would like to work:
- ASP Inc. will be serving the North York and Etobicoke York wards 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 6, 8, 15, 16, 17, and 18. ASP Inc. can be reached directly at 437-244-8740.
- Carraway Inc. will be serving the Toronto & East York and Scarborough wards 4, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25. Carraway Inc. can be reached directly at 416-723-0451. Interested guards can also apply online at carraway.ca/csa-apply.
You can determine which vendor you should apply to by knowing your ward through the City of Toronto Wards Profile map.
School crossing guards are hired by the vendors and are not employees of the City of Toronto. If you have further questions about which vendor to apply to, please contact SchoolCrossingGuard@toronto.ca.
Complaints or Concerns about a School Crossing Guard on Duty
Please contact 311. All issues will be directed to and resolved by the School Crossing Guard Program team.