Snow removal operations start when there is an average snowfall of approximately five centimetres and are carried out in two stages.
1. Snow clearing
Clearing of streets and sidewalks begins on major streets and streets close to schools and hospitals, and then continues on secondary streets. These steps are repeated if snow continues to fall.
While the streets and sidewalks are being cleared, snow may accumulate at the edge of private driveways. Residents are responsible for removing this snow.
2. Snow removal
This stage begins when snow has stopped falling and streets and sidewalks have been cleared. Snow may be blown onto lots or along curbs, or may be taken to a snow dump. The length of this operation depends on the amount of the snowfall.
Pointe-Claire’s multi-purpose paths are designed for three-season use.
First, the surface is not designed to accommodate snow clearing machinery. Also, there is no system in place to provide adequate water drainage. If the paths were cleared, the snow on either side would create dams where large amounts of water would pool on mild days, creating large patches of ice in sub-zero temperatures.
For the safety of users and the durability of the paths, they are only cleared on the portions where there are no sidewalks. Most of the trails that are not cleared in winter have a sidewalk nearby.
The Snow Info line and Web page are be back this winter.
From November 14 to April 14, simply call the Snow Info line at 514-630-1205 or visit the Snow Info Web page, every day after 5 p.m. to find out whether or not street parking is permitted between midnight and 5 a.m.
Note that the no parking instructions are in effect even after City vehicles have cleared your street. There are several steps to snow and ice removal operations: snow removal, spreading of abrasives, etc. Depending on weather forecasts, snow removal crews may have to pass several times. Therefore, it is important that the streets be kept free the entire night and the following day.
Overnight parking is only permitted in locations where it is already possible to park from November 15 to April 15.
Snow Info line: 514-630-1205
Overnight street parking is prohibited between midnight and 7 a.m., from November 15 to April 15. If you need to park on the street during these hours, contact the Inspection − Public Security Department at 514-630-1234. Weather permitting, a 24-hour temporary permit may be issued. A maximum of three permits a year may be issued per vehicle.
Parking is allowed in the daytime on only one side of the street during this period.
To optimize snow removal operations on roads and sidewalks, please limit the time your vehicle is parked on the street. Thank you for your cooperation!
When you remove snow from your driveway, you must put it on your property. The following are violations of the City by-law:
- Piling snow in such a manner as to obstruct 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.
Snow removal signs are authorized from October 16 to April 14.
Please note that if there is a discrepancy between the explanations above and any City by-law, the wording of the by-law will prevail.
Parking a recreational vehicle is now permitted in the front yard of private properties from April 15 to November 15. The vehicle must be parked in a paved space. This change applies for singlefamily homes and residential buildings with two to four dwellings. The vehicle must belong to the occupant of the dwelling.
No vehicle should be parked on a driveway within 60 centimetres of the street.