The school is convenient for public transport with a bus and streetcar nearby. Now that my daughter is in Grade 5, she is buddying up with a couple of other kids to take the streetcar in the morning. Parking is tricky around the school, especially if you're around when the next-door school lets out (the two schools' times are staggered, so this isn't often a problem). My daughter is still having lunch in the school and only ventures out on school trips. I think Grade 7 and 8 can go out at lunchtime.
The location is great for us. We discourage our children to leave the school grounds as there is very little reason to leave the property. The physical plant isn't very impressive - it is an old TDSB school that Hudson is doing their best to make a community. On the other hand, you aren't paying for ivy walls.