- Primary routes may be ploughed or salted more than once during a storm. Once the primaries are deemed clear, only then will winter operations move to the secondary routes.
- Weather and road conditions are closely monitored day and night.
- City forces do not clear windrows created as a result of sidewalk ploughing operations.
- Residents who blow or deposit snow on the roadway are in contravention of the Highway Traffic Act, and all complaints of such activities should be directed to York Region Police.
All fire routes will be maintained throughout a storm.
STREET PLOUGHING MAPS
To view the City's Street ploughing maps, click the link below.
SIDEWALK SNOW CLEARING
Parks and Forestry Operations are responsible for clearing the snow from the City's sidewalks. For information, click link below.
Sidewalk Snow Clearing
The City of Vaughan is the only municipality in the Greater Toronto Area that provides windrow clearing to its residents, regardless of age or disability.
WINTER RELATED BY-LAWS
Public Notice to the Residents of the City of Vaughan
Residents of the City of Vaughan are asked to note the following information that is provided to enable residents to become aware of Municipal by-laws and their obligations as community members.
By-Law #300-93 Amendment #56-96
Indicates that Residents are required to ensure that snow and ice are cleared from the City sidewalk abutting their property within 24 hours after a snowfall.
Prohibits the building, placement or maintaining of posts, fences, trees, hedges, retaining walls and wooden or cement curbing on all public road allowances on any road in the municipality. The removal of any such obstruction is particularly important for the safe and efficient clearing of sidewalks and driveway windrows.
The Ontario Highway Traffic Act, Section 181
Prohibits the placing of snow or ice on a roadway
Prohibits overnight parking of vehicles on any street in the City of Vaughan between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. This helps to improve snow ploughing services and keep roads clear for emergency vehicles.