I have received a few calls and emails from residents regarding the increased traffic in the area of the new Holy Trinity Catholic school, located on the Humber Lakeshore grounds at Kipling and Lake Shore.
The school officially opened to the public on February 20, 2018. Prior to this, I met with City Transportation staff and incoming school staff to discuss a plan for traffic management in the area. I also worked with the school to have a crossing guard placed at the intersection of Lake Shore Blvd. and Col. Samuel Smith Park Drive to help children and caregivers travel to the school safely. I have requested a traffic study be conducted for the area to study improvements to signal timing and parking in the area now that the school is open.
I have also asked 22 Division Toronto Police officers attend to the area on Monday to assist with traffic flow.
I understand the frustrations of those driving into the area. Given the school has only been open a short time, there will be an adjustment period for drivers as more vehicles will be accessing the various facilities on the Humber Lakeshore grounds.
The principal of the Holy Trinity School has asked parents accessing the new facility to choose other forms of transportation instead of driving. From a public transit perspective, the 188 Kipling Express, 44 Kipling and 501 Lake Shore all service the area.
As school matters are not managed by the City directly, but fall under the jurisdiction of the Toronto District School Board and Toronto Catholic District School Board, respectively, I suggest also sharing your concerns with the Trustee for the area, Ann Andrachuk. The principal for the school, Julie Aube, also stated in her letter that concerns and suggestions regarding transportation should be directed to the school office. Principal Aube can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-393-5417.