Getting ready of the Winter season

Winter is upon us and the City of Toronto is gearing up to deal with the impact of winter which includes managing snow and ice on city streets and responding to the effects of cold weather on the City’s watermains and water service pipes.

The City’s first priority during a snowfall is to keep the main roads clear for emergency and TTC vehicles. After that, crews move on to the local roads and usually complete clearing those roads between 14 and 16 hours after the storm ends. Winter Maintenance has more information on what to expect this winter, winter safety tips and so on.

The Winter Road Maintenance Map, Plow TO provides information of when roads have been salted and plowed in the City of Toronto. The map also displays the real-time location of salters, plows and sidewalk plows.