Ice and snow on sidewalks and walkways present a significant danger and can cause unnecessary and avoidable slip and falls. The Property and Boulevard Maintenance By-law requires homeowners, tenants and businesses to clear all sidewalks abutting their property from ice and snow.
What you should know
After a snow fall, homeowners and tenants have twenty-four hours to remove all snow and ice from any sidewalks abutting their property. Failure to comply with this by-law may result in the Town removing the ice and snow from the sidewalk at the property owner's expense.
A General Guide
- Every owner of a building whether occupied or unoccupied, or vacant land is responsible for clearing any sidewalks abutting the building or land of ice or snow within twenty-four hours after the accumulation of the ice or snow.
- Snow, ice or slush from a sidewalk cannot be deposited onto a street
- Snow, ice or slush cannot be deposited in any manner which obstructs the visibility or access to a fire hydrant
Still have questions?
If you have any questions regarding snow and ice clearing from sidewalks, please contact By-law Services at 905.430.4345 or by email.
Filing a Complaint
To file a complaint regarding an icy or snow covered sidewalk, please contact By-law Services at 905.430.4345, send an email or complete the online complaint form below.