During major winter events, City crews must concentrate on keeping primary service roads clear. Upon the end of a snowfall, crews move into local residential streets and courts. We do our best to maintain municipal roads and sidewalks within 24 hours after the end of snowfall. It may take longer if weather conditions are severe as plows may be reassigned from local residential streets to keep primary service roads clear. To search for plowing priorities, click here.
City-cleared sidewalks include those:
Non City-cleared sidewalks are the responsibility of the property owner to clear of snow and ice. Failing to clear your sidewalk by 11:00 a.m. the day following a snowfall could result in a fine under a City By-Law. For enforcement of sidewalk snow clearing, contact By-Law Enforcement at 905-458-3424.
The priority of our work crews is clearing the travelled portion of the road. The only place to move the snow is onto the boulevard, which includes driveways. As a result, snow left at the bottom of driveways is unavoidable.
The plow travels on the right side of the road with traffic and is therefore only capable of directing the snow only one way-off the right side of the truck. You may see the plow clear only one side of your street before they are able to safely turn around and return to plow the other half of the street. Please be assured that we will return to clear your entire street.
Due to their shape and varying size, courts are plowed by a front-end loader, not a plow, when snow accumulations are at least 7.5 cm during a single winter event. Front-end loader routes are only completed once primary service roads are complete.
Snow is plowed to the centre of courts during major snowfalls. Snow is removed when there is not enough storage area for the snow event, or when there is not enough room for emergency vehicles to manoeuvre.
The City will first conduct an investigation to determine if the City is responsible for the damage. If the City is responsible, our standards are as follows:
To report damage, contact Works & Transportation at 905-874-2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905-874-2130).
Privately owned lots and plazas are the responsibility of individual property managers. If snow from a private lot is plowed onto a City street, the property management company may be subject to a fine. To report snow piled on a street, contact By-Law Enforcement at 905-458-3424.
Parked vehicles can prevent snow removal crews from clearing the roads in a timely and efficient manner. Vehicles obstructing snow removal operations are subject to a fine and may be towed at the owner’s expense. If parked vehicles are a problem on your street, contact Parking Enforcement at 905-458-3424.
During the winter season, residents are reminded that overnight parking permits are void if there is a snow event. For more information, contact Parking Enforcement at 905-458-3424.
Canada Post is responsible for clearing the snow and ice around Super Mailboxes. Contact Canada Post at 1-800-267-1177.
The Region of Peel is responsible for clearing snow from fire hydrants. However, property owners are strongly encouraged to clear snow from fire hydrants on or around their property to ensure Brampton Fire & Emergency Services can quickly gain access in the event of a fire. To report a fire hydrant that requires clearing, contact the Region of Peel at 905-791-7800 ext. 4409.
As soon as a home is occupied in a new subdivision, the developer is responsible for notifying the City of homeowner occupancy to determine which streets require snow removal. If you live in a new subdivision and you feel you have been missed, contact Works & Transportation at 905-874-2500 (TTY for hearing impaired 905-874-2130).
The City of Brampton Parks Maintenance & Operations is responsible for removing snow/ice from pathways, walkways and parking lots in City of Brampton parks and recreation facilities. Contact Parks Maintenance & Operations at 905-874-2906.
Residents are encouraged to place their garbage and recycling back from the curb to allow snow and waste collection crews to work effectively. For additional information on waste collection, visit the Region of Peel’s Waste Management web page or contact 905-791-9499.