Sidewalk winter maintenance

When it's snowing and the weather forecast predicts a big snowfall, City of Kitchener operations staff move into action. The city clears snow and ice from the roads and sidewalks around city-owned facilities, walkways and parks. Kitchener residents are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks around their property.

New for the 2018/2019 winter season, bylaw officers will be proactively inspecting sidewalks citywide. If a sidewalk is not cleared of snow and ice, a bylaw officer will issue a one-time notice to the property owner and return within 24 hours. If the sidewalk has still not been adequately cleared, the city will arrange for a contractor to clear it and the property owner will be charged for the completion of this work. The average cost of clearing is approximately $280 but it depends on the size of your lot, amount of snow and time it takes the contractor to remove it.

Unshoveled sidewalks can create barriers for people who are walking, older adults with mobility devices, parents with strollers and people with mobility issues. By working together, we can give residents safe and accessible transportation routes to get where they need to go. View more information.

When it's snowing and the weather forecast predicts a big snowfall, City of Kitchener operations staff move into action. The city clears snow and ice from the roads and sidewalks around city-owned facilities, walkways and parks. Kitchener residents are responsible for clearing snow and ice from sidewalks around their property.

New for the 2018/2019 winter season, bylaw officers will be proactively inspecting sidewalks citywide. If a sidewalk is not cleared of snow and ice, a bylaw officer will issue a one-time notice to the property owner and return within 24 hours. If the sidewalk has still not been adequately cleared, the city will arrange for a contractor to clear it and the property owner will be charged for the completion of this work. The average cost of clearing is approximately $280 but it depends on the size of your lot, amount of snow and time it takes the contractor to remove it.

Unshoveled sidewalks can create barriers for people who are walking, older adults with mobility devices, parents with strollers and people with mobility issues. By working together, we can give residents safe and accessible transportation routes to get where they need to go. View more information.