For more information on how to plan and adopt School Streets programs in your community, please contact:
Project Manager, 8 80 Cities
Ontario School Streets Pilot is a project, in partnership with Green Communities Canada, to pilot School Streets programs in three Ontario communities – Hamilton, Markham and Mississauga – during the 2021-22 school year. Funded through Ontario Active School Travel, the aim of the project is to encourage active travel to school for students, caregivers, parents, teachers and the broader school community.
8 80 Streets Mountview was Toronto’s first School Streets pop-up, demonstrating how to create safer roads near schools through programming rather than reconstruction. For four days in October 2019, we created a temporary car-free environment on Mountview Avenue during school drop-off and pick-up times in order to prioritize safe walking conditions for children, parents, and caregivers at Keele Street Public School.
The School Streets Guidebook was developed with the Capital Regional District of British Columbia and the City of Victoria to further communicate what School Streets are and how they can be applied locally. The Guidebook explains what School Streets are, case studies, and a step-by-step outline of School Streets planning.