The annual Spring Clean-up Program is underway, and includes the following activities:
Boulevards and islands will be cleaned from April 29 to May 24.
This work is to be completed as soon as possible, keeping in mind that it is weather-permitting. Your patience is very much appreciated.
Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair
Sod is prone to damage by equipment throughout the winter.
You can report snow plow sod damage by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online. To see if sod-replacement or re-seeding is required, the area will be noted, and inspected this spring. Repairs typically take place from May-June and September-October.
Staff have been especially busy and will continue to address potholes throughout the spring and summer.
Potholes are identified pro-actively through regular patrolling of the City’s road network in accordance with Minimum Maintenance Standards. Potholes can be reported by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online. The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of the regular maintenance schedule.
Sidewalk Inspection and Repair
Each year, students are hired to inspect our sidewalk network. These staff will be walking every sidewalk in the City and recording deficiencies starting in May. Sidewalk damage can also be reported by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online. The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of the regular maintenance schedule.
Litter Clean up
The regularly scheduled clean-up of debris and litter on the road allowance has begun. Litter or dumping on the road allowance can be reported by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.
Call the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686 to report litter on 400 series highway ramps.
Inlet and Outlet Cleaning
Crews have also begun to clear debris from inlets and outlets to ensure stormwater can flow freely. Any build-up of natural debris, such as leaves, large tree limbs or sediment, can be reported by calling 3-1-1.
Ongoing Sign Removal
The year-round road allowance illegal sign removal is done by the dedicated sign removal crew, and supported by Works Operations, Signs and Pavement Markings, and Forestry staff. You can report illegal signs by calling 3-1-1, through the PingStreet app, or on the City’s website.
Open house signs on City property outside of the hours of an open house event can be reported for illegal sign removal.
Please be advised that if damage or debris in the road allowance is causing a public safety risk, call 3-1-1 directly.