The City offers a driveway windrow clearing program for residents 65 years and older, and for persons with disabilities. A windrow is the pile of snow left at the bottom of a driveway after a plow clears the road.
The program runs from December 1, 2023 until March 11, 2024 and is available to 750 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Windrow snow clearing is done after major and secondary roads have been plowed for emergency and transit. It may take up to 36 hours after the end of a snow storm for windrows to be cleared.
The program clears a three-metre space in the windrow at the bottom of your driveway, enough space for one car to pass through. Windrow snow clearing doesn’t clear to bare pavement, but the surface will be safe and passable.
The program costs $200 for the season, but is free for residents who meet the financial assistance criteria. The program fee is non-refundable.
To qualify for the program, you must:
You do not qualify for the program if:
To qualify for the free program, the total net income of your household must be below the Statistics Canada low income cut-offs.
|Number of people in household||Statistics Canada low income cut-offs|
|7 or more||$63,848|
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.
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.