York Region Safety Village

The Safety Village’s unique concept provides innovative methods for teaching a variety of safety and life skills to school children. The miniature village setting is complete with traffic signals, railway crossings and crosswalks, which allows children to walk, ride bikes and drive miniature cars in a simulated “real world” situation. The facility includes a Welcome Centre with a classroom wing for traditional teaching, and an interactive “fire safety house.” In keeping with its conservation area location, the facility was designed with sustainability in mind and operates advanced technologies to maximize energy efficiency and reduce waste.