If you lived in a major Canadian city like Ottawa or Montreal you would have your sidewalks cleared by city equipment after a snowfall, regardless of your neighborhood. However, here in Toronto, that is not the case.
The City of Toronto clears the snow and ice for high and low pedestrian volume sidewalks in MOST of its neighborhoods, but a number of streets in midtown and downtown are excluded from this service, despite higher pedestrian volumes.
Today 20% of sidewalks go unplowed by the City, and instead, the responsibility falls to residents. Unfortunately, many houses do not clear their walks and the City does little to enforce their own rules.
This has created an unsafe, and unfair situation, that must be addressed.
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