St. Michael CES

Welcome to St. Michael CES’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.

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%.

135 Hester Street
Hamilton, ON   L9A 2N9
  Morning Bell: 8:40 am
  Afternoon Bell: 3:00 pm
Student Street View

Survey Results


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

Current activities:

  • Formation of the Walk-and-Roll student committee to support active travel initiatives.
  • Investigating safety at the intersection of Upper Wellington St. and Hester St. to support active transportation along St. Michael CES’ westbound Student Street.

Past activities:

  • SchoolWalk survey (fall 2020)
  • Identified the main walking routes to school (student streets), click the school on the map to see them!
  • Walk to school sticker chart (March 2022)
  • Neighbourhood walk to identify locations for wayfinding signs (March 2022)
  • Walking ballots – earn a ballot for a prize draw with every walk to school (June 2022)
  • Walking Wednesdays in October 2022 and May 2023
  • Move to Grow in November 2022
  • Wayfinding signs installed along Student Streets in January 2022.

Survey Infographic

Results based on 91 responses received between October and November 2020

Routes Map