Toronto - Student safety remains a priority for both Toronto school boards. The Student Transportation Services Departments for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto District School Board are pleased to announce this year’s “Back to School Safely” campaign.

As the new school year looms, mall displays are being set up throughout the City of Toronto to remind parents and children of basic safety rules both on and off school buses.

Children and their families are invited to see the Bus Safety Show presented by “Buster” the talking school bus and to hear Elmer the Safety Elephant share tips on crossing roads safely. The Toronto Police and Safety Patrollers will also be on hand, and visitors will receive loot bags with literature for parents and their children. Staff from both boards will also be available to answer any questions about school bus transportation.

The displays are scheduled for:

• August 4th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Albion Mall, 1530 Albion Road, Etobicoke

• August 11th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Yorkgate Mall, 1 Yorkgate Boulevard, North York

• August 18th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cedarbrae Mall, 3495 Lawrence Avenue East, Scarborough

• August 23rd, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East York Town Centre, 45 Overlea Boulevard, Toronto (Don Mills)

• August 25th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Centrepoint Mall, 6464 Yonge Street, North York

The Toronto District School Board serves more than 270,000 students in its 560 schools.

The Toronto Catholic District School Board educates close to 90,000 students from diverse cultures and language backgrounds in its 201 Catholic elementary and secondary schools and serves 475,032 Catholic school supporters across the City of Toronto.