While the City is responsible for clearing major thoroughfares, including bus routes, bridges, and bike lanes, residents and businesses are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the full width of sidewalks that surround their residence or business by 10:00am on the morning following a snowfall. Failure to do so could result in a fine.
Snow and ice on the sidewalk can be a barrier for many people, particularly seniors and people with disabilities. A single portion of a sidewalk that is not cleared can negate the clearing efforts of the rest of the residents on the whole block.
Help those unable to shovel
The City encourages you to lend a hand to those who are unable to shovel their own sidewalks.
Adopt the sidewalk of a senior neighbour or person with a mobility issue, and keep it clear of snow and ice all winter long.
To report problems on City property, call 3-1-1, or 604-873-7000.
Happy holidays from the Seniors Advisory Committee!