School Crossing Guard Information

School Crossing Guard Appreciation Week is June 3rd to June 7th, 2024

Use the link above to learn more about how we are appeciating School Crossing Guards including a contest by the Ontario Traffic Council!

School Crossing Guard Locations and Shift Times

Crossing LocationsAM ShiftPM Shift
BEAVERDAMS RD @ WATSON ST8:30-9:102:50-3:30
CULP ST @ CARLTON AV8:35- 9:153:05-3:45
CULP ST @ FRANKLIN AV8:35- 9:153:05-3:45
DORCHESTER RD @ BARKER ST8:30- 9:103:15-3:55
DORCHESTER RD @ CAMROSE ST8:30-9:103:05-3:45
DORCHESTER RD @ DIANNE ST8:30- 9:103:05-3:45
DORCHESTER RD @ DOUGLAS ST8:20-9:002:50-3:30
DORCHESTER RD @ DUNN ST - Please Note: Temporary Closure. There will be NO crossing services at this location until further notice. Thank you. - No crossing guard service availableN/AN/A
DORCHESTER RD @ LUNDY'S LN - Please Note: There will be NO crossing services at this location for this week, March 25-March 29. Thank you.8:30-9:103:15-3:55
DORCHESTER RD @ MCLEOD RD8:20-9:002:50-3:30
DORCHESTER RD @ MCMILLAN DR8:35-9:153:10-3:50
DRUMMOND RD @ CHURCHILL ST8:00-9:102:30-3:40
DRUMMOND RD @ CULP ST8:35-9:153:10-3:50
DRUMMOND RD @ DUNN ST8:00-9:102:30-3:40
DRUMMOND RD @ MCLEOD RD8:00-9:102:30-3:40
DRUMMOND RD @ MORRISON ST - Please Note: This location will have NEW AM and PM shift times beginning Monday, March 25. Please note the additional PM shift time change since originally posted. Thanks.Thank you.8:20-9:103:00-3:50
DUNN ST @ CARLTON AV8:45-9:253:15-3:55
FORESTVIEW BV @ DESANKA AV8:35-9:153:05-3:45
FORESTVIEW BV @ PARKSIDE RD8:35-9:153:05-3:45
HEXIMER AV @ MARGARET ST8:35-9:153:05-3:45
KALAR RD @ COVENTRY RD8:10-8:502:35-3:15
KALAR RD @ FORESTVIEW BV @ RIDEAU ST8:35-9:153:05-3:45
KALAR RD @ THOROLD STONE RD - PLEASE NOTE: Beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, February 7, there will be a new afternoon shift time for this crossing . Thank you.8:05-8:452:30-3:10
MONTROSE RD @ RYSDALE ST8:35-9:153:05-3:45
MONTROSE RD @ WATSON ST8:35-9:153:05-3:45
MORRISON ST @ HOMEWOOD AV8:20-9:002:50-3:30
MORRISON ST @ LAW AV8:15-8:552:35-3:15
MORRISON ST @ PETTIT AV8:30- 9:103:10-3:50
MORRISON ST @ STANLEY AV - No crossing guard service available8:15-8:552:45-3:25
OLIVER ST @ WELLAND ST8:15-8:552:45-3:25
PORTAGE RD @ ST JOHN ST8:05-8:452:35-3:15
ST PAUL AV @ CHURCH'S LN7:55-8:352:35-3:15
ST PAUL AV @ STAMFORD GREEN DR7:55-8:352:35-3:15
THOROLD STONE RD @ ST JAMES AV8:05-8:452:35-3:15
VICTORIA AV @ SIMCOE ST8:05-8:452:35-3:15
VICTORIA AV @ VALLEY WY8:35-9:152:55-3:35
WILLOUGHBY DR @ CATTELL DR8:20-9:002:50-3:30
WILLOUGHBY DR @ WELLAND AV8:20-9:002:50-3:30

BLUE the Butterfly 

NEW interactive classroom program

This NEW interactive classroom program is coming to schools in the City of Niagara Falls this Fall!

Introducing BLUE the Butterfly who will be helping to teach Primary grade students about the importance of road safety for pedestrians, promoting active travel - walking & wheeling, for school, and the role of School Crossing Guards in their community!

Check out the video below and use this document to have BLUE the Butterfly visit your school! 

A blue butterfly wearing red short, black t-shirt and holding a Stop sign hovering above a blue circle with the City of Niagara Falls logo inside and the wording which reads: Between the Lines, Safe & Active Travel for School, featuring: BLUE the Butterfly

For more information on COVID-19, visit the Region's Public Health COVID-19 pageschool crossing guard whistling symbols

NEW Electronic Whistles

COVID-19 protocols and our commitment to safety sees a NEW 2-step electronic whistle system rolling out at all Crossing Guard locations across on: Monday, February 8, 2021. 

2-Step system will help Crossing Guards communicate with pedestrians and motorists.

Step 1: When you hear the Crossing Guard's whistle - BE ON HIGH ALERT. After sound the electronic whistle, the Guard will enter the roadway to ensure traffic has stopped. The whistle is an additional safety measures to the laws found under the Highway Traffic Act regarding school crossing locations.

Step 2: Once traffic has stopped, the Guard will then sound the whistle once (at a controlled crossing: traffic signals/all-way stop signs are present), or twice (at an uncontrolled crossing: NO traffic signals/all-way stop signs) to signal the pedestrians to cross. Always listen to your Crossing Guard and wait until they say it's safe to cross.

Back to School Safety

Read about our Back to school safety information in the Crossing Guards Back to School Safety plan.

School Crossing Guards

The City of Niagara Falls is committed to contributing to the well - being of residents and visitors by ensuring a healthy and safe community. Keeping children safe is a priority for the City. School Crossing Guards are a vital and necessary part of our community. Residents can now access all School Crossing Guard locations and shift times. The chart below will help parents and caregivers in designing safe walking habits for their children. Please NOTE: all shift times are subject to change without prior notice. Please check website regularly for changes to times, as well as new locations.

Road Safety Awareness

All drivers must:

  • STOP: When you approach a School Crossing Location
  • OBEY: The Highway Traffic Act
  • RESPECT: The Crossing Guard
  • PATIENCE: Remain stopped until everyone has cleared the crossing - including the guard!
  • PROCEED: When safe to do so

You could be fined a minimum of $150.00 if found guilty of an offence - Highway Traffic Act Regulation Section 176.

New Road Rules In Effect!

Bill 31 Campaign PosterFor more information, please view our Bill 31 Campaign Poster.

Transportation Services

Transportation Services strives to provide an efficient and effective service for all members of the public. During our shifts times we offer our crossing services to all members of the public regardless of age. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our offices at: 905 - 356-7521 Ext. 5212 or email the School Crossing Coordinator, Julie Ellis.