The City’s goal is to ensure safe passage of all vehicles on roads in Brampton. This includes personal vehicles, emergency vehicles, road works trucks and garbage trucks. As a result, road obstructions are considered unsafe and should not be placed on City property.
Something can be considered a Highway obstruction if it is located on the road or the boulevard (the land closest to the road between your front or side lot line and the paved street).
Obstructions include, but are not limited to:
- Construction bins or landscaping materials (i.e. sod, mulch gravel) or plantings not made by the City such as trees, shrubs, bushes, tall grasses, etc., these items are unexpected obstacles for drivers and are a collision hazard, especially after dark. Homeowner(s) and contractor(s) should plan for project material's arrival and ensure they are delivered onto private property and not on City property.
- Sports equipment (i.e. basketball and hockey nets), in addition to being a collision hazard, unattended equipment may blow over in windy conditions, potentially injuring someone or damaging property.
Sports equipment that is found unattended on the street or boulevard may have an Offence Notice warning sticker affixed to it. If the same equipment is again found unattended on the road or boulevard it may be removed by City staff in accordance with the Traffic By-law, and or the Boulevard Maintenance and Highway Obstruction By-law.
Maintenance of the Boulevard
The boulevard is the part of the residential property that is closest to the road. While this land is owned by the City, it is the property’s owner’s responsibility to properly maintain it.
This includes but not limited to:
- Cutting grass
- Removing weeds
- Keeping clear of garbage, debris, animal waste and trip hazards
- Filling in any holes or damage which may occur
Depositing snow and ice, leaves or yard waste into the street or highway in front of your property is strictly prohibited. It is considered a road obstruction and may result in charges being laid against the property owner.