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 of all School Crossing Guard locations as of September 2019.
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:
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.
Requests for new school crossing locations are now being processed by the City of Toronto.
Only complete forms that have been signed off or endorsed by the School Principal and Ward Councillors will be processed. The City requires an email from the School Principal and the Ward Councillor to be sent to SchoolCrossingGuard@toronto.ca to confirm that the requestor has reached out to the School Principal and Ward Councillor and that they endorse the requested location, to supplement the application form.
To submit a request for a new school crossing guard location, please do one of the following:
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 complete 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|
New crossing guard applicants should contact the vendor serving the ward at which they would like to work:
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 a complaint or concern about a school crossing guard on duty or a missing school crossing guards, please contact 311. All issues will be directed to and resolved by the School Crossing Guard Program team.
For all other questions and comments about the program, please contact SchoolCrossingGuard@toronto.ca.