Spring Street Sweep
In spring, street sweeping freshens up our community by clearing away leaves, sand and debris from our roads, boulevards and sidewalks. In fall, some areas of our community are swept to keep our roads clean, clear sewer drains and reduce any drainage issues. These locations are chosen based on the history of being problematic for flooding during spring melt and have mature trees.
Residents are asked to support spring and fall clean-up by raking their leaves and keeping nearby sewer drains free of debris and leaves.
As many residents continue to work from home, sweeping residential streets from curb to curb may be challenging. You can help by:
- Knowing when your street will be swept. Sign up for sweep alerts below.
- Parking off-street on those days.
- Offering to share driveways with your neighbours.
- Watching for bright orange signs at the main access points of your neighbourhood.
If your vehicle was towed, look for it within a two-block radius. Crews try to tow it as close as possible depending on availability of legal parking spaces outside of street sweeping zones.
Street sweepers create dusty conditions that reduce visibility. Close your windows and walk on alternative sidewalks. If you see dust and sweeping equipment, give them lots of room, slow down and be safe.
Fall Leaf Sweep Schedule
Street sweeping cleans our roads, keeps storm drains clear and helps to reduce drainage issues. Areas that are swept during Fall Leaf Sweep are chosen based on the history of being problematic for flooding during spring melt and have a number of mature trees including the Crescents, Cathedral, Lakeview, North Central, Centre Square and Heritage neighbourhoods.