Driveway Windrow Program

Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program

The Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program is a City-wide program to clear snow windrows at the end of driveways. The program is offered to seniors (65 years or older) and individuals who are physically disabled as verified by a regulated health professional. The cost of the program is $200 or free depending on whether the applicant meets financial assistance criteria.

Applications will be received at all Mississauga community centres, the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre from Monday, August 8, 2016 until 9 p.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016. Completed applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in person.

The program will run from November 28, 2016 to March 10, 2017.

A windrow is the snow left at the end of a driveway after a snow plow has cleared a road. The program will provide windrow snow clearing service after every snow plowing operation. The Windrow Snow Clearing Program will allow for a clearing of approximately 3 m (10 ft) wide to allow one car to pass. Please be advised that windrow snow clearing will be completed after active snow plowing operations are finished. Allow up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for windrows to be cleared. Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.

Only one person per address may participate in this program. In order to qualify, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Resident of Mississauga
  • 65 years or older in 2016 (i.e. born in 1951 or earlier) or someone who is physically disabled as verified by a regulated health professional
  • No abled-bodied person(s) living at the same residence where driveway windrow snow clearing assistance is required

Residents who live on a private road or in a high-rise, multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property are not eligible to apply.

The program will allow for a clearing of about 3 m (10 ft) wide after every snow plowing operation to allow one car to pass. The program is active from November 28, 2016 to March 10, 2017. Please be advised that windrow snow clearing will be completed after active snow plowing operations are finished. Allow up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for windrows to be cleared. Clearing to bare pavement cannot be guaranteed.

Participation is FREE for:

  • Seniors (65 years or older in 2016, i.e. residents born in 1951 or earlier) who are eligible for financial assistance
  • Individuals who are physically disabled, as verified by a regulated health professional, who are eligible for financial assistance

Participation is $200 for:

  • Seniors (65 years or older in 2016, i.e. residents born in 1951 or earlier) who are not eligible for financial assistance
  • Individuals who are physically disabled, as verified by a regulated health professional, but are not eligible for financial assistance

Application Process

In order to apply you must be a resident of Mississauga, a senior (65 years or older in 2016, i.e. born in 1951 or earlier) or an individual who is physically disabled, as verified by a regulated health professional. The maximum number of participants is 300.

The applicant must meet all of the following conditions:

  • No abled-bodied person(s) living at the same residence where driveway windrow snow clearing assistance is required.
  • The applicant does not live in a high-rise, multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property.
  • The applicant does not reside on a private road.
  • Only one person per address can participate in the program.

Applicants are required to bring the following documentation when applying for the service (must be provided in person):

  • A completed application form.
  • Proof of residency in Mississauga (recent utility bill, lease agreement, driver’s licence).
  • If 65 or older in 2016, proof of age: birth certificate, driver’s licence, passport.
  • If physically disabled (for residents 64 years and younger): proof of physical disability verified by a regulated health professional (Health Assessment Form, Accessible Parking Permit, TransHelp Acceptance Letter).
  • For free program - current, official documentation that shows total individual or combined family net income, using original statements/documents outlined in the eligibility requirements for financial assistance.

Applicants 64 years and younger who are physically disabled will be required to provide one of the following current, original documents in addition to the completed application form:

The completed and signed form with supporting documentation must be submitted in person.

To qualify for the free service, you must be a resident of Mississauga and have a total a total net income below the Low Income Cut Off amount (Statistics Canada) as indicated on the application form and provide current official documentation that shows total family net income, using one or more of the following original statements/documents in addition to the completed application form. The completed and signed form with supporting documentation must be submitted in person.

  • Canada Customs and Revenue Agency (CRA) Notice of Assessment form (T451) showing net income/earnings
  • Ontario Disabilities Support Program Drug Benefit Eligibility Card
  • Ontario Works Drug/Dental Benefit Eligibility Card
  • Ontario Sales Tax Benefit Form/Ontario Trillium Benefit Form
  • Canada Child Benefit Notice
  • Ontario Child Care Supplement for Working Families Entitlement Notice
  • Harmonized Sales Tax Credit Notice

The completed and signed form with supporting documentation must be submitted in person.

Applications may be submitted in person to the City of Mississauga Community Centres, Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre from Monday, August 8, 2016 until Friday, November 11, 2016 before 9 p.m.

Participation in the program is available to 300 participants on a first come, first serve basis.

Submission Locations

Applications can be submitted in person to:

To find out more information about each location and its accessibility options, please visit the Community Centres page.

Application Deadline

Applications may be submitted to City of Mississauga Community Centres, Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre from Monday August 8, 2016 until Friday, November 11, 2016 before 9 p.m.

Participation in the program is available to 300 participants on a first come, first serve basis.

Contact Us

For more information on the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program, call 3-1-1 or if outside city limits please call 905-615-4311, between 7 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday.

To find out more information about each location and its accessibility options, please visit the Community Centres page.

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