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For the winter period – A reminder of parking and snow removal rules for everyone’s safety

The City of Pointe-Claire would like to remind residents of the rules for parking and snow removal that apply throughout its territory to ensure the safety of all.

Since November 15 and until April 15 inclusively, overnight street parking is prohibited between midnight and 7 a.m. If you need to park on the street during these hours, please contact the Inspection – Public Security Department at 514-630-1234 to request a temporary permit to be displayed on your windshield. Weather permitting, this 24-hour permit may be renewed twice during the winter. We would also like to remind you that parking is allowed in the daytime on one side of the street, as indicated by signage.

When removing snow, please keep in mind that you must put it on your property to ensure everyone’s safety. The following are violations of the City by-law:

• Piling snow in a manner that obstructs the visibility of drivers, whether on public or private property;
• Throwing snow within 1.5 m of a fire hydrant;
• Throwing snow onto public property or onto the public right-of-way.

The time required to clear snow and spread abrasives on streets and sidewalks depends on weather conditions. Snow removal operations start when there is an average snowfall of approximately five centimetres and are carried out in two stages: clearing and removal.

Clearing begins on major roads and streets close to schools and hospitals and then continues on smaller streets. These steps may be repeated, depending on the amount and duration of snowfall. Removal begins when snow has stopped falling and streets and sidewalks have been cleared. The length of the operation depends on the amount of the snowfall.

We will make every effort to ensure that both drivers and pedestrians can get around safely. Thank you in advance for complying with these rules so that we can remove snow quickly and efficiently throughout the city.


Information: 514-630-1200, communications@pointe-claire.ca