Snow clearing for seniors and disabled residents in Toronto

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City of Toronto Media Relations has issued the following:
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News Release

November 20, 2014

Snow clearing for seniors and disabled residents in Toronto

If you are a senior or disabled resident of Toronto, the City will clear snow from the sidewalk in front of your home in areas where the service is not provided by a machine.

The City of Toronto provides sidewalk snow clearing in most of Toronto, however there are areas – mostly in older, central parts of the city – where equipment is unable to clear sidewalks due to insufficient sidewalk width for the plows, lack of boulevard space for snow storage and on-street parking.

For more information and a map outlining the areas where the City provides mechanical sidewalk snow clearing, please visit www.toronto.ca/transportation/snow/sidewalks.

Seniors and disabled residents living in areas where the city does not clear sidewalks are asked to contact 311 to register for the program. Please note that the service applies to the sidewalk in front of your home and does not include driveways or walkways leading up to the home.

All participants in the program must renew annually to continue to receive the service.

This news release is also available on the City's website: http://bit.ly/1zGIYYa

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visithttp://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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Media Contact: Steve Johnston, Strategic Communications, (416) 392-4391sjohnsto@toronto.ca

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