Snow clearing for seniors and people with disabilities in Toronto – reminder to renew


Snow clearing for seniors and people with disabilities in Toronto – reminder to renew

A reminder for local seniors and people with disabilities that there is help available when it comes to the clearing of ice and snow during the winter. Many neighbours help each other out, but if you don’t have anyone willing to assist you then contact 311 Toronto to arrange (you must renew annually to receive this service). Here is a news release that outlines the program:

November 23, 2016

Snow clearing for seniors and people with disabilities in Toronto

If you are a senior or disabled resident of Toronto, the City will clear snow from the sidewalk in front of your home in those areas where the service is not provided by machine.

The City of Toronto provides sidewalk snow clearing in most of Toronto, however, there are some areas where equipment is unable to clear sidewalks due to insufficient sidewalk width for the plows, lack of boulevard space for snow storage, and on-street parking. Most of these areas are in the older, central parts of the city.

A map showing the areas where the city provides mechanical sidewalk snow clearing is available at

Seniors and people with disabilities living in areas where the city does not clear sidewalks can contact the City at 311 to register for the program. The service applies to the sidewalk in front of the home only. It does not include driveways or walkways leading to homes. All participants in the program must renew annually to continue to receive the service.

This news release is also available on the City of Toronto website at

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391,

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