The Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Pilot Program is a City-wide pilot program to clear snow windrows from driveways for older adults (65 years or older) and individuals who are physically disabled (as verified by a regulated health professional). Other residents of the City of Mississauga may be eligible to participate in the program.
A windrow is the snow left at the bottom of a driveway after a snowplow has cleared a road. The pilot program will provide windrow snow clearing service after every snow plowing operation.
Participation in the program is available to 300 participants on a first come, first serve basis, with priority given to older adults and residents with disabilities. The cost to participate is either free or $200, depending on whether the applicant meets financial assistance criteria. Applications will be received at all Community Centres until 9 p.m. on Wednesday December 5, 2012
The windrow snow clearing will be approximately 3 m (10 ft) wide to allow one car to pass. It may take up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm before windrows are cleared. Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.
On October 10, 2012, Council approved making the Driveway Windrow Pilot Program eligible to all residents at a cost of $200 provided the available 300 spots are not filled by older adults or residents with disabilities, who will have first priority. Mississauga residents, regardless of age or ability who are willing to pay for the service, are also permitted to submit applications. They will be registered into a program titled, "Driveway Windrow Waitlist". The applicant pays the $200, therefore leaving a $200 credit on their account. On Thursday, December 6, 2012, after the deadline for first priority resident applications has expired, those on the Driveway Windrow Waitlist will be moved to the Windrow Program in order of application date.
Documentation for Free Service:
All applicants are required to bring the following documentation when applying for the free service:
- a completed application form
- current, official documentation that shows total individual or combined family net income, using original statements/documents outlined in the eligibility requirements for financial assistance
- proof of residency in Mississauga (recent utility bill, lease agreement, driver's licence)
- proof of age (residents 65 years or older); birth certificate, driver's license, passport)
- proof of physical disability (for residents 64 years and younger) verified by a regulated health professional (health assessment form, accessible parking permit, TransHelp Acceptance Letter)
Individuals who are physically disabled and younger than 65 years old will be required to also provide one of the following current, original documents:
- Completed Health Assessment Form signed by a regulated health
- Accessible Parking Permit
- TransHelp Acceptance Letter
Program Registration Deadline & Locations:
Applications may be submitted to any Recreation and Parks Community Centre, Mississauga Seniors Centre or the Recreation and Parks Customer Service Centre from Monday November 5, 2012 until Wednesday December 5, 2012 before 9 p.m.
|Applications may be submitted at these locations: |
|Burnhamthorpe CC - 905-615-4630 |
1500 Gulleden Dr. (Dixie & Burnhamthorpe)
|Meadowvale CC - 905-615-4710 |
6655 Glen Erin Dr. (Glen Erin & Battleford)
|Cawthra CC - 905-615-4800 |
1399 Cawthra Rd. (Cawthra & QEW)
|Mississauga Valley CC - 905-615-4670 |
1275 Miss. Valley Blvd. (Hurontario & Burnhamthorpe)
|Clarkson CC - 905-615-4840 |
2475 Truscott Dr. (Truscott & Erin Mills)
|River Grove CC - 905-615-4780 |
5800 River Grove Ave. (Britannia & River Grove)
|Erin Meadows CC - 905-615-4750 |
2800 Erin Centre Blvd. (Erin Mills & Eglinton)
|South Common CC - 905-615-4770 |
2233 South Millway (Erin Mills & Burnhamthorpe)
|Frank McKechnie CC - 905-615-4660 |
310 Bristol Rd. E. (Hurontario & Bristol)
|Customer Service Centre - 905-615-4100 |
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., at Confederation Pkwy. (Mississauga Central Library, Ground Floor)
|Huron Park RC - 905-615-4820 |
830 Paisley Blvd. W. (Mavis & Queensway)
|Mississauga Seniors Centre - 905-615-4810 |
1389 Cawthra Rd. (Cawthra & QEW)
|Malton CC - 905-615-4640 |
3540 Morning Star Dr. (Goreway & Morning Star)
For more information on the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Pilot Program call:
3-1-1 or if outside city limits please call 905-615-4311, between 7 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday.