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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 everyone’s safety.


From November 15 to April 15 inclusively, overnight street parking is prohibited between midnight and 7 a.m. In exceptional situations, you can contact the Inspection – Public Security Department (514-630-1234) to obtain a temporary 24-hour permit. This permit may be renewed twice during the winter, weather permitting. Parking is allowed in the daytime on one side of the street, as indicated by signage.

Snow removal

When clearing snow from private driveways, residents are responsible for putting the snow on their property. 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 municipal 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, followed by removal. During these operations, we ask that residents keep the time their vehicles are parked on the street to a minimum.

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 the 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. The cooperation of all residents is essential in order for us to remove snow quickly and efficiently throughout the city.


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