The largest of its kind in Canada, the City’s School Crossing Guards program provides an important service for families in Toronto. School crossing guards help children safely cross the street and remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians at key intersections. The program was formerly operated by the Toronto Police Service before it was transferred to the City of Toronto in the spring of 2019.
The City delivers school crossing guard services through two contracted vendors:
There is currently a total of 741 school crossing guards at 736 locations for the 2020-2021 school season.
Please Note: School crossing guard service may not be provided under extenuating circumstances and extreme weather conditions
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Last Updated: November 2020
Requesting a New Location
Please use this online form to request new locations for school crossing guard services.
In addition to the online form, the City requires an email from the school principal to be sent to SchoolCrossingGuard@toronto.ca, to confirm that they endorse the requested location. The City also requires an email from the Ward Councillor (to be sent to the same email address), to confirm that they support for the City to undertake a school crossing guard warrant analysis for the requested location. Only complete forms with supporting emails from the school principal and Ward Councillor will be processed.
Submitted complete forms will be subject to the following timelines:
|Submission Deadline||Data Collection Months||Analyze the Data||Notification of Results||Council Approval||Provision of Service*|
*Provision of service is dependent on budget approval/availability of funding and is a minimum of 12 months after the submission deadline.
Criteria for new locations
The City has a warrant system in place to determine whether a request for a new school crossing guard is justified.
School crossing guards are hired by the vendors and are not employees of the City of Toronto. New crossing guard applicants should contact the vendor serving the ward at which they would like to work:
A.S.P. serves the following wards in North York and Etobicoke York:
The company can be reached directly at 647-638-4315.
Carraway serves the following wards in Toronto & East York and Scarborough:
The company can be reached directly at 416-860-6687. Applicants can also apply online at https://www.carraway.ca/csa-apply.