St. Martin of Tours

In the fall of 2020, we conducted the SchoolWalk survey (see results below) to understand how students are getting to school and the barriers they are facing along the way.

The three top changes to get more students walking and wheeling at St. Martin of Tours CES were improved street safety, designated routes to school, and more students walking and wheeling. To begin addressing all three of these, we will be designating Student Streets and placing wayfinding materials along these routes.

From March 29 – April 12, the school community engaged in a survey to verify the most popular routes to school. These routes have been identified on the interactive map. Click on the school to see them!

In November 2021, a class of Grade 7/8s went on a neighbourhood walk to examine the top 5 locations identified as ‘unsafe’ by parents in the SchoolWalk survey. Students discussed what age they thought these locations were designed for, and gave their perspective on how the neighbourhood could be improved for younger students walking/wheeling to school.

60 Gray Rd S
Hamilton, ON
L8G 2X5

Routes Map

Transportation Profile

St. Martin of Tours is a Catholic Elementary School located in the Cherry Heights neighbourhood in Hamilton’s ward 10. According to data from the HWCDSB, there are about 300 students who go to St. Martin of Tours from grades JK-8. 47% are within walking distance, and 53% 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 latest data based on 98 responses received in fall 2020 suggests that 39% are driven to school, 10% take the school bus, and 47% use active transportation (walking/wheeling). This data may be affected by the constraints of the COVID-19 pandemic.

School begins at 8:20 and students are dismissed at 2:40.

Survey Results


Survey Infographic

Top Reasons Given for Not Walking

Top Changes Required to Encourage Walking

Results based on 98 responses received between October and November 2020