Snow Removal

The Town of Caledon provides winter maintenance on over 1,600 km of local roads in accordance with Ontario Regulation 239/02: Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways under the Municipal Act. This includes plowing, sanding and de-icing.  

Snow removal schedule

On average, it takes up to 24 hours after a storm ends to clear and treat the road. Depending on the severity and duration of the storm, this may take more time and multiple treatments.

Major roads used by the majority of drivers and emergency vehicles are maintained first, followed by residential roads.

When plowing snow from the roadway, the collected snow is piled onto the road edge, boulevard, centre of cul-de-sac, or other location where snow may be stored. Snow removal includes hauling snow from cul-de-sacs and other strorage areas to be dumped at a storage site. Another crew then heads out overnight to remove snow from any temporary locations. They do their best to try and accommodate various types of snow removal requests.

Town Roads

Routes are planned such that all Town-owned roads, including residential roads, are maintained approximately within 24 hours followingwinter events.

Regional Roads

The Region of Peel provides winter maintenance for many of regional roads in Caledon. These arterial roads are designed and maintained to handle higher volumes and high speed traffic. The Region of Peel's winter maintenance service level is very high and it's recommended that during winter driving conditions, the Regional road system be used for any trips other than local destination trips. 

Winter parking

From November 1 - April 30, street parking when winter precipitation conditions occur is prohibited. To learn more, visit our Winter Parking Restrictions webpage.

Snow Removal FAQs

When do I need to clear my sidewalk?
All sidewalk routes are to be plowed within 48 hours of the end of a significant winter weather event.
Are there any rules about clearing my driveway?

As you clear snow from your driveway, please keep it on your property.

According to Section 68 of Traffic By-law 2015-58 Town of Caledon Traffic By-law, and Section 181 of The Ontario Highway Traffic Act, 1990, placing snow on roadways can result in fines ranging from $105.00 to $5,000.00, depending on the circumstances.

On the first occurance, a notification letter will be issued to the homeowner as a friendly reminder to please refrain from pushing snow onto the road way. This letter will highlight details on each By-law.The Town's goal is to ensure voluntary compliance with the legislation as we recognize that some members of the public may not be aware of these regulations.

 Who is supposed to clear the snow at the end of my driveway?

Windrows, or the snow left at the bottom of the driveway after road crews have cleared the travelled portion of the road, are unavoidable. The homeowner is responsible for clearing the windrow.

Please be respectful of other users of the road and do not place snow from your private property onto the road. Snow left on the road can cause serious injury to drivers and often requires plow operators to return to push the snow back, at an additional cost to Caledon taxpayers.

 What if my mailbox is damaged during the winter season?

During winter snow clearing operations, the Town of Caledon will only assume responsibility for mailboxes that are hit by our snowplows. We do NOT replace or repair mailboxes that are:

  • Knocked off by the snow
  • That are in poor condition as a result of age or vandalism
  • Do not meet the Town of Caledon standard

Mailbox provision, installation and maintenance are solely the responsibility of the owner.

Significant Weather Warning

On occasion, the Town will issue a significant weather warning. This happens when Environment Canada identifies extreme weather hazards that are close to Caledon. 

Residents and visitors are strongly advised to use extreme caution when using roads and sidewalks and avoid unnecessary travel when a significant weather warning is issued. 

During this time, it may take staff a bit longer to clear roads, sidewalks or attend to emergencies due to extreme weather.