Immaculate Conception

Welcome to Immaculate Conception’s DSR information page! This is your home for everything related to walking/wheeling to school. Click the school on the map for more information!

For help using the map, check out the ‘map instructions’ and ‘map legend’ located below the map.

Immaculate Conception students and their families completed the School Walk survey (see results below) in March 2021. This helps us understand how students get to school and the barriers they face along the way.

In October 2021, the school community participated in a survey to identify the main routes to school that will be designated as ‘Student Streets’. Click on the school to see the routes! They will appear in orange.

In spring 2022, Immaculate Conception became one of the first schools in Hamilton to have wayfinding signs to help students get to school. We think of these signs as ‘health infrastructure’, designed to help kids become the best versions of themselves by walking/biking to school. These signs were installed along Immaculate Conception’s Student Streets (click the school on the map to see the Student Streets). We’d like your feedback! What do you think of the placement? The height? The size? The message? Send us an email at

470 Kitty Murray Lane
Ancaster, ON   L9K 0C3

Survey Results


Transportation Profile

Immaculate Conception is a Catholic Elementary School located in the Harmony Hall neighbourhood in Hamilton’s ward 12. According to data from the HWCDSB, there are 559 students who attend Immaculate Conception from grades JK-8. 26% are within walking distance, and 74% are bussed to school; however, due to many different reasons, some students are driven to school in private vehicles. This is the case in every school across the City.

Our goal is to get 100% of students who live within 1.6km to walk or wheel to school on a daily basis. When we surveyed the community, we learned that 52% of students live within 1.6km from school, and that 31% of students usually walk or wheel to school. We would like to see this number go from 31% to 52%.

School begins at 9:15 and students are dismissed at 3:35.

Survey Infographic

Results based on 101 responses received between October 2020 and March 2021

Routes Map