Clearing ice and snow from your property
Toronto -- it's time to be a good neighbour
In much of Toronto, the City provides mechanical sidewalk snow clearing. But in some parts of Toronto, (mainly the core area), the city is unable to provide this service.
That's why we're asking all residents and business owners in those areas to clear the ice and snow from sidewalks adjacent to their properties within 12 hours of a snowfall. Clearing the ice and snow from the sidewalk in front of your home or business will make it safer for everyone.
Failure to do so could result in a fine of $100.00 plus $25.00 surcharge, total $125.00 as per Municipal Code Chapter 719. View a map of sidewalk snow clearing (PDF) in the City. You'll need the free Adobe Acrobat reader to view PDF files.
If you plan to use salt, please take care to use the proper amount and not use too much. Using alternative products such as clay kitty litter or sand is also a good idea.
If you are a senior or disabled person living in the core area, and require the sidewalk snow clearing service, you may download the application form (PDF) and submit it to us along with the required documentation. If you have any questions about the form, the service or are unable to print the form, please contact us at 311 (service available in some parts of Toronto, York and East York only).
Here is a brief description of what you can expect and some helpful numbers to call if you require assistance.
If you have any questions about Toronto's snow clearing service, call 311.