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.
Since the age of three, I've had several health issues such as type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, and allergies to all nuts. A big concern I always have is finding safe places for me to eat. Hudson is located off of St Clair, which had more restaurants to offer then I had expected. Every day at lunch many students go out for lunch to eat at local restaurants as well as big food chains. In the summer time there are parks and tons of things you can do within walking distance of the school
The school is located right off of the Dufferin/St. Clair intersection. It is a great location, with a range of lunch options. There are tons of restaurants that my friends enjoy going to, but I prefer staying at school during my lunch period. Many people go off campus at lunch, but also during their study period. The St. Clair streetcar is what most people take to get to school; it is not uncommon to see classmates in the morning or going home after school on the streetcar together.
The location of Hudson College is great because it is in a really nice and friendly neighbourhood with a park nearby that we can utilize for activities and sports. Then there’s St. Clair Avenue West less than a five-minute walk from where we are which has a bunch of fast food restaurants like Tim Hortons and McDonald's, and other restaurants and cafes so there is something for everyone.