Sidewalk Snow Event Pilot

two winter shovels - one blue, one orange

This year, the City of Kitchener has been clearing snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your property during Snow Events as we test new approaches to tackle winter in Kitchener.

Based on the bylaw standard, Kitchener residents are required to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow to bare pavement within 24 hours, once snowfall has stopped. When an additional snowfall occurs within the 24-hour period, the ‘clock’ is reset, giving residents another 24 hours to clear their sidewalks.

In your neighbourhood, crews contracted by the city have been performing this sidewalk clearing whenever a Snow Event is declared. Click the "Pilot Map" tab to see the pilot area.

A Snow Event is declared by the city when credible weather forecasts predict a significant snowfall. Sign up here to receive notices about Snow Events.

Snow Events are also announced on the City of Kitchener’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as at kitchener.ca/StormUpdates.

Your feedback will be critical in evaluating the program’s overall success. By completing our survey, your perception of a city-managed sidewalk clearing program will help us understand if a service of this type is warranted.

We want to know what you think about this pilot! Fill out our survey for your chance to win one of sixteen $25 Tim Hortons gift cards.

This year, the City of Kitchener has been clearing snow and ice from the sidewalk in front of your property during Snow Events as we test new approaches to tackle winter in Kitchener.

Based on the bylaw standard, Kitchener residents are required to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow to bare pavement within 24 hours, once snowfall has stopped. When an additional snowfall occurs within the 24-hour period, the ‘clock’ is reset, giving residents another 24 hours to clear their sidewalks.

In your neighbourhood, crews contracted by the city have been performing this sidewalk clearing whenever a Snow Event is declared. Click the "Pilot Map" tab to see the pilot area.

A Snow Event is declared by the city when credible weather forecasts predict a significant snowfall. Sign up here to receive notices about Snow Events.

Snow Events are also announced on the City of Kitchener’s Twitter and Facebook accounts, as well as at kitchener.ca/StormUpdates.

Your feedback will be critical in evaluating the program’s overall success. By completing our survey, your perception of a city-managed sidewalk clearing program will help us understand if a service of this type is warranted.

We want to know what you think about this pilot! Fill out our survey for your chance to win one of sixteen $25 Tim Hortons gift cards.

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Contest Rules

1. To enter, qualify and confirm compliance with contest rules and regulations, please complete the survey. CONTEST CLOSES: April 20, 2020 at 23:59:59 EDT. 2. Prizes. There will be sixteen (16) $25 gift card prizes awarded. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are not transferable. One prize will be awarded per contest winner. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON IS PERMITTED. The odds of winning will be determined by the number of eligible entries received by the contest closing date. 3. Selection Process. All selections will be made at random from among all eligible entries received by the contest closing date. The draw will be held in Kitchener, Ontario. Selected entrants will be contacted by phone. To win, selected entrants must first have completed a verbal declaration confirming compliance with the contest rules and have correctly answered a time-limited, skill-testing mathematical question to be administered by phone at a prearranged time. 4. No correspondence will be entered into except with potential winners. 5. All decisions of the City are final. Prizes will be awarded and delivered to the confirmed winner by the City. All entries become the property of the City. No responsibility will be taken for entries lost, misdirected or delayed. 6. By entering, the winners, if requested, agree to have their names and photographs used without compensation for advertising purposes related to this contest. The winners also agree that their names may be posted on the City’s website or any of its social media accounts. 7. The contest is open to all residents of Kitchener. 8. An entrant under the age of majority must have a parent or legal guardian consent to their participation. Proof of identification and parental consent must be provided upon request. If a parent or legal guardian does not provide consent, the entry will be disqualified. 9. The contact information collected by the City with your entry will only be used to award the contest prizes and for purposes related to Paragraph 6. The City will not use this personal information for any other reason and will not otherwise disclose this personal information to any other party unless in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Inquiries about the collection, use or disclosure of your personal information should be directed to Stu Gooden, Communications & Marketing Associate, at stu.gooden@Kitchener.ca. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, municipal and local laws and regulations.

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