As a responsible neighbour and citizen, it is important to clear sidewalks so everyone can safely get to their destination, in particular people with limited mobility such as the elderly and disabled, those who use motorized scooters, or parents with strollers.
It is the responsibility of all owners or occupiers of property, including the City, to clear ice and snow from the sidewalks bordering the property within 10 hours of the cessation of any snowfall or ice storm. Sidewalks adjacent to bus stops are particularly important. Please remember this is a continuing obligation, and that snow and ice must be re-cleared should it re-accumulate by whatever means. Before a storm arrives, check with others on your street to see if anyone who is elderly or has limited mobility issues may need help clearing their sidewalk.
Snow-clearing Tip: When shovelling snow and clearing your driveway, do not shovel the snow onto the street. Pile the snow on the right side of your driveway as you face the road. In many cases this will reduce the amount of snow that gets pushed back onto your driveway from the snow plow.
If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home, please clear the snow
around it. This will enable the fire department to locate the hydrant in
case of an emergency.