Crossing Guards

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The City of Guelph values a commitment to integrity, excellence and wellness. Keeping children safe is a priority for the City. School crossing guards are a vital part of our community and as city employees strive to provide high quality service. Crossing guards are present during school arrival and dismissal times to assist students and pedestrians in crossing the street.

Be aware, be patient, be courteous. Keep our pedestrians safe.

Attention motorists

As of January 1, 2016, drivers (including cyclists) must stop and yield the whole roadway at school crossings where there is a crossing guard displaying a school crossing stop sign.
  • Slow down when approaching a school crossing zone or an intersection near a school.
  • Please obey the school crossing guard. Pedestrians always have the right of way when crossing lawfully.
  • Make eye contact with the guard or pedestrian.
  • If the school crossing guard has their STOP sign raised, indicating their intention to enter the roadway, drivers must STOP.
  • Drivers must remain stopped until all pedestrians including the crossing guard are safely on the sidewalk.
  • Drivers failing to stop for the crossing guard may be fined up to $500 under provincial legislation

Attention pedestrians

  • PedestrianSignalsPlease obey crossing guard.
  • At signalized crossings, only cross when the pedestrian walk signal is displayed.
  • Never start crossing when “don’t walk” signal or hand is flashing. This mean you don’t have enough time to cross safely.
  • Dismount from bicycles, skateboards and scooters before crossing.
  • If an emergency vehicle is approaching, the crossing guard will direct you safely through your crossing or stop pedestrians from starting to cross.
  • Don’t stop in the middle of the intersection; keep moving smoothly to the other side. Stopping may confuse drivers that are waiting for you to cross.
  • Make eye contact with the motorists.

Adult crossing guard locations and times
Guard shifts – start and end times (co-ordinated times)

The City of Guelph will discontinue the mid-day service as of Friday June 29, 2018. The morning and afternoon adult school crossing guard service will continue for the 2018-2019 school year.
IDLocationFlashing PaddleMorningLunchAfternoon
1 Paisley Road at Alma Street 8:15 am - 8:50 am 11:45 am - 12:15 pm 3:10 pm - 3:45 pm
2 Imperial Road at Stephanie Drive 8:05 am - 8:45 am 12:45 pm - 13:15 pm 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
3 Scottsdale Drive at Ironwood Road 8:15 am - 8:45 am 12:45pm - 1:15 pm 3:05 pm - 3:40 pm
4 Paisley Road at Silvercreek Parkway 8:10 am - 8:40 am 11:30 am - 12:00 pm 3:20 pm - 3:45 pm
5 Willow Road at Westwood Road 8:15 am - 8:50 am 12:50 pm - 1:40 pm 3:05 pm - 3:40 pm
6 Elmira Road at Willow Road 8:10 am - 8:40 am no lunch shift 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
7 Dublin Street at Cambridge Street Flashing Stop Sign 8:15 am - 8:45 am no lunch shift 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm
8 Edinburgh Road at Ironwood and Youngman 8:15 am - 8:45 am no lunch 3:00 pm - 3:25 pm
9 Victoria Road North at St. Patrick’s Catholic Elementary School 8:15 am - 8:40 am 10:30 am - 11:00 am 3:05 pm - 3:40 pm
10 Stevenson Street at Balsam Drive 8:00 am - 8:35 am no lunch shift 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
11 Stevenson Street at Speedvale Avenue 8:05 am - 8:40 am no lunch shift 2:55 pm - 3:40 pm
12 Grange Road at Auden Road Flashing Stop Sign 8:15 am - 8:50 am no lunch shift 3:25 pm - 3:55 pm
13 Stevenson Street at Emma Street 8:20 am - 8:50 am no lunch shift 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
14 Victoria Road North at Eastview Road 8:10 am - 8:45 am no lunch shift 3:15 am - 3:45 pm
15 Metcalfe Street at Emma Street 8:10 am - 8:45 am no lunch shift 3:10 pm - 3:35 pm
16 Victoria Road at Woodlawn Road 8:15 am - 8:50 am no lunch shift 3:05 pm - 3:35 pm
17 Summerfield Drive at Colonial Drive 8:10 am - 8:45 am no lunch shift 3:00pm - 3:35 pm
18 Victoria Road North at St. John's Catholic Elementary School 8:20 am - 8:50 am no lunch shift 3:15 pm - 3:40 pm
19 Eramosa Road at Metcalfe Street 8:00 am- 8:25 am no lunch shift 2:55 pm - 3:20 pm
20 Willow Road at Bonar Place 8:15 am - 8:45 am no lunch shift 3:10 pm- 3:35 pm
21 Stephanie Drive at Rochelle Drive Flashing Stop Sign 8:05 am - 8:40 am no lunch shift 2:50 pm - 3:40 pm
22 Metcalfe Street at Lemon Street 8:00 am - 8:20 am no lunch shift 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
23 Colonial Drive at Sir Isaac Brock P.S. Flashing Stop Sign 8:15 am - 8:40 am no lunch shift 2:55 pm - 3:20 pm
24 Grange Road at Kearney Street Flashing Stop Sign 8:00 am - 8:40 am no lunch shift 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
25 Watson Pky N at Grange Road 8:00 am - 8:45 am no lunch shift 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
26 Woodlawn Road E at Inverness Drive 8:10 am - 8:45 am no lunch shift 3:10 pm - 3:35 pm
27 Starwood Drive at Lee Street Flashing Stop Sign 8:10 am - 8:40 am no lunch shift 3:00 pm - 3:35 pm
28 Hall Avenue at Goodwin Drive Flashing Stop Sign 8:05 am - 8:35 am no lunch shift 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
29 Delhi Street at Eramosa Road 7:55 am - 8:20 am no lunch shift 2:55 pm - 3:30 pm
30 Waverley Drive at Windsor Drive Flashing Stop Sign 8:10 am - 8:40 am no lunch shift 3:05 pm -3:25 pm
31 Zudak Place at McCann Street Flashing Stop Sign 8:00 am - 8:25 am no lunch shift 2:50 pm - 3:05 pm
32 Eastview Road at Severn Drive Flashing Stop Sign 8:25 am - 9:00 am no lunch shift 3:20 pm -3:50 pm
33 Lane Street near Ryan Avenue Flashing Stop Sign 8:00 am - 8:25 am no lunch shift 2:50 pm - 3:15 pm


If you notice that the school crossing guard is not present at their location during one of their shifts, please contact Tina (Christine) Vettor, Coordinator, Adult School Crossing Guards at 519-822-1260 extension 2040. Leave the date, time and location where the guard was not present.

What should I do if I see a motorist disobey the school crossing guard?

The City of Guelph works closely with the Guelph Police Service and the individual schools to ensure that pedestrians are able to cross city streets safely with the assistance of a school crossing guard.

If you notice a motorist disobeying a school crossing guard (i.e. proceeding through the crossing when the guard had the stop sign raised, or running a red signal), try and record the following information:

  1. vehicle license plate number
  2. make, model and colour of the vehicle
  3. description of the driver

Send this information to Tina (Christine) Vettor at christine.vettor@guelph.ca or call 519-822-1260 extension 2040. We will then forward the information to the Guelph Police Service.

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