A windrow is the pile of snow left at the bottom of a driveway after a plow clears the road. The City offers a driveway windrow clearing program for residents 65 years and older, and for persons with disabilities.
The program is available to 300 participants on a first come, first serve basis. The program costs $200, but is free for residents who meet financial assistance criteria.
The program does not clear your entire driveway. Only the windrow at the end of the driveway is cleared.
In order to qualify, you must:
To qualify for the free program, the total net income of your household must be below the Statistics Canada low income cut-offs.
Only one person per address is eligible for this program. Residents who live on a private road, in a high-rise multi-unit building, condominium or within a commercial property are not eligible to apply.
The program runs from from November 26, 2021 until March 28, 2022. We’ll clear a three metre space in the windrow at the bottom of your driveway after each time we plow the snow. This may not be the full width of the driveway, but it will be enough space for one car to pass through.
Windrow snow clearing is done after residential and secondary roads have been plowed. It may take up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for windrows to be cleared.
Snow clearing does not necessarily mean you’ll be able to see bare pavement, there may still be some snow on the ground, but the surface will be safe and passable.
The application period for the 2021/2022 winter season has closed. The application period for the 2022/2023 driveway windrow snow clearing program will open in summer 2022.
If you have any questions about the windrow program, please call 311 (905-615-4311 outside City limits).
If you need more information or help with your application, please call the Recreation Customer Service Centre at 905-615-4100 and select option 1 or email email@example.com.