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December 4, 2006
Snow clearing for seniors and disabled residents in Toronto
If you are a senior or disabled resident of Toronto, the City of Toronto will clear snow from the sidewalk in front of your home in those areas where the service is not provided by machine.

The Toronto Government provides sidewalk snow clearing in most of Toronto, however, there are a few areas where equipment is unable to clear sidewalks due to insufficient sidewalk width for the ploughs and the lack of boulevard space for snow storage. Most of these areas are in the older, central parts of the city.

A map showing the areas where the City provides sidewalk snow clearing can be seen at

For seniors and the disabled living in areas where the City does not clear sidewalks, contact the City of Toronto at 416-392-7768. Please note that the service applies to the sidewalk in front of your home only and does not include driveways or walkways leading to homes.

Seniors and the disabled can call 2-1-1 for information about service providers in the Toronto area that can assist them with snow removal on private property.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of more than 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Steve Johnston, Sr. Communications Co-ordinator, 416-392-4391



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