The City of Brampton needs your help to clear the way:
- Clear your sidewalks of snow and ice.
- Clear snow from around fire hydrants on your property.
- Do not shovel snow onto the street. Pushing or shovelling snow onto the road can create a safety hazard for vehicles and can also block catch basins (storm sewers) which can cause flooding.
- Do not park on the street until it has been salted, sanded or plowed. Parking on the street during or after a snowfall blocks access for snow removal and/or winter maintenance activities.
Snow and ice that is not removed from sidewalks can be a safety hazard for people using the sidewalk, increasing the risk they may slip and fall. It can also be an obstacle for strollers, wheelchairs, etc.
As a result, the City created the Snow and Ice Removal By-law (242-76) requiring property owners and tenants to remove snow, ice and slush from their sidewalks by 11am the day after the end of a snowfall. Even though sidewalks are owned by the City, it is the resident’s responsibility to take care of and maintain them.
When the City receives a complaint about sidewalks that are not cleared, it investigates and may issue an Order to Comply, requiring the property owner or tenant to clear the sidewalk immediately (within 8 hours). The entire length of the sidewalk is to be cleared from side to side, down to bare concrete.
The City will re-inspect and if the work is still not done, will arrange for a contractor to clear the sidewalk, charging back the costs to the property owner. Costs plus additional administrative fees will be added directly to the owner’s property taxes.
- Snow and ice must be cleared from the sidewalk in front of your home no later than 11am the day following a snowfall
- Residents on corner lots must also clear the sidewalk beside their homes
- Snow and ice that is not cleared from sidewalks can be a safety hazard for pedestrians, strollers, wheelchairs, etc.
- The entire width and length of a sidewalk must be cleared down to the concrete to allow safe passage for everyone
Clearing your sidewalk immediately following a snowfall makes it safe for everyone and easier to shovel.
To report a sidewalk that has not been cleared by 11am the day after the end of a snowfall, call 311 if you are in Brampton or 905.458.3424 from anywhere or email firstname.lastname@example.org.