Winter Sidewalk Maintenance 2018/2019

Consultation has concluded

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.

Consultation has concluded
  • End-of-season survey is now open

    7 months ago

    Our end-of-season survey is now open. This is the final opportunity to provide input before staff report back to Council on the results from this winter's program. Please respond by April 15, 2019.

    Our end-of-season survey is now open. This is the final opportunity to provide input before staff report back to Council on the results from this winter's program. Please respond by April 15, 2019.

  • Mid-winter survey is now open

    9 months ago

    Please complete our survey to share your feedback on our sidewalk winter maintenance program. The survey will be open until March 3.

    Please complete our survey to share your feedback on our sidewalk winter maintenance program. The survey will be open until March 3.

  • Survey coming soon

    9 months ago

    In the next week we will be posting our mid-winter survey for you to complete. To be notified when you can participate, please subscribe to this project (look for "Stay Informed" at the top right of the project page)

    In the next week we will be posting our mid-winter survey for you to complete. To be notified when you can participate, please subscribe to this project (look for "Stay Informed" at the top right of the project page)

  • Feedback now open

    12 months ago

    We've heard lots of feedback in the first few weeks of the program, so we're opening our consultation early. You can respond to our Quick Polls and share your comments on sidewalk winter maintenance.

    We've heard lots of feedback in the first few weeks of the program, so we're opening our consultation early. You can respond to our Quick Polls and share your comments on sidewalk winter maintenance.

  • Get a handle on winter maintenance

    12 months ago

    Here’s the scoop, Kitchener is expanding its winter sidewalk maintenance program to include proactive bylaw inspection to help keep our community moving safely. Read more.

    Here’s the scoop, Kitchener is expanding its winter sidewalk maintenance program to include proactive bylaw inspection to help keep our community moving safely. Read more.