St. Michael

Welcome to St. Michael’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.

In the fall of 2020, members of the St. Matthew school community participated in a survey to identify how students are getting to school, the routes they take, and the barriers they face along the way. Below are the results of the survey which include:

  • Footprint map: This map shows all of the routes that were submitted in the survey
  • Infographic: The infographic is a summary of responses from the community. Percentages shown indicate proportion of respondents.

Next steps will be based on action planning with the school community. Stay tuned for more details!

135 Hester Street
Hamilton, ON   L9A 2N9

Survey Results


Transportation Profile

St. Michael is a Catholic Elementary School located in the Greeningdon neighbourhood in Hamilton’s ward 8. According to data from the HWCDSB, there are 415 students who attend St. Michael from grades JK-8. 55% are within walking distance, 34% are bussed to school, and 11% 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 68% of students live within 1.6km from school, and that 42% of students usually walk or wheel to school. We would like to see this number go from 42% to 68%.

School begins at 8:40 and students are dismissed at 3:00.

Survey Infographic

Results based on 91 responses received between October and November 2020

Routes Map