School Crossing Guards

The Town of Collingwood School Crossing Guard program is administered by the By-law Services Division. Our School crossing guards ensure the safe crossing of students as they travel to and from school at designated school crossing locations in accordance with the Ontario Highway Traffic Act, the Occupational Health and Safety.

Starting January 1, 2016, drivers and cyclists must stop and yield the whole roadway at school crossings where there is a crossing guard displaying a school crossing stop sign. For more information, visit the Ministry of Transportation website.

The Town of Collingwood has nine (9) crossing guard locations throughout the Town serving six (6) schools. The role of the school crossing guard is to, among other things:

  • Create a safe gap in traffic flow so as to ensure children and pedestrians cross the street in a safe manner;
  • Assist to discourage children from making risky and impulsive decisions while crossing the street such as crossing the street without looking or crossing against a traffic signal; and
  • Encourage safe behaviour to all pedestrians at school crossings and may also observe and report any incidents or conditions that present a potential safety hazard.

Listed below is a summary of the locations where the nine (9) crossing guards have been deployed as well as the type of intersection and crossing.    

 

Intersection Locations and Crossing Type

 Intersection LocationCrossing TypeIntersection Type

1

Lockhart Road & Dey Drive

Controlled

All-Way Stop

2

Krista Court & Dey Drive

Uncontrolled

Minor Street Stop

3

Cameron Street (Front of School)

Uncontrolled

Mid-Block

4

Birch Street & Tenth Street

Uncontrolled

Minor Street Stop

5

Chamberlain Crescent & High Street

Uncontrolled

Pedestrian Signal

6

Hume Street & Peel Street

Controlled

Signalized Intersection

7

Maple Street & Campbell Street

Controlled

All-Way Stop

8

Sixth Street and Spruce Street

Uncontrolled

Minor Street Stop

9

Third Street and Spruce Street

Controlled

All-Way Stop

 

How to apply to be a School Crossing Guard

To apply for a School Crossing Guard position with the Town of Collingwood, visit our employment webpage.

School Crossing Guards must be sixteen years of age or older and must provide a criminal record summary.  In addition, school crossing guards must be will to work in various types of weather conditions.