St. Matthew CES

Welcome to St. Matthew’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.

Congratulations to St. Matthew on earning a Gold Healthy School certification from OPHEA!

St. Matthew is a Catholic Elementary School located in Binbrook, which is in Hamilton’s ward 11. According to data from the HWCDSB, there are 611 students who attend St. Matthew from grades JK-8. 87% are within walking distance, 7% are bussed to school, and 6% are out of catchment; 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 91% of students live within 1.6km from school, and that 57% of students usually walk or wheel to school. We would like to see this number go from 57% to 91%.

200 Windwood Drive
Binbrook, ON   L0R 1C0
  Morning Bell: 9:15 am
  Afternoon Bell: 3:35 pm
Student Street View

Survey Results


Here's what's happening at St. Matthew CES

Current Activities:

  • The Eco team is organizing Move to Grow! In April, students at St. Matthew CES will work together to earn a tree planted in their neighbourhood. They will do this by walking/rolling to school!
  • Investigating timing changes for the crossing guard at Windwood Dr. at Bradley Ave. to accomodate for kindergarten dismissal.

Past activities:

  • Initial intake survey (fall 2021)
  • Walk for wayfinding sign locations with student council (spring 2022)
  • Walking Wednesdays (spring 2022)
  • Wayfinding signs installed along Student Streets (January 2023)

Survey Infographic

Results are based on 164 responses received between November and December 2021

Routes Map