At Royal Vale School, about 30 people were outside shortly after 6 a.m. They lit a small fire in a garbage can in front of the school to warm up. Temperatures dipped to - 22 C, or - 36 with the wind chill.
People waiting in line were let into the school around 6:30 a.m.
Cassidy Niyogi has been there since yesterday. This morning, she was passing out warm brownies to other parents in the line-up.
She told CBC Reporter Elias Abboud that she’d like to have her daughter enrolled at Royal Vale.
“There’s a strong academic program, there’s a focus on math and science, strong enriched extracurricular program, [it’s a] neighbourhood school,” she said.
The line-ups aren't exclusive to Royal Vale — two other schools are also dealing with people waiting in line.
Kindergarten enrolment is done on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Parents at Royal Vale said they didn’t mind waiting — but were open to changing the registration policy, suggesting a lottery system instead.