The City of Markham's Snow Windrow Removal Assistance Program is designed to help disabled and elderly residents maintain road access from their driveways during the winter season.
Crews will be dispatched to clear the centre portion of snow windrows (one car width only) on all roads following a 7.5 centimetres (3 inches) snow fall. Windrows will be cleared within 8 hours after crews plow the road. The City reserves the right to decide when snow windrow service will take place. Also note that the windrow left from the sidewalk plow is not included in this service.
In order to qualify for this program, all individual(s) residing in the household must be 60 years or older (proof of age is required) or younger than 12 years of age. If any members of the household are between the ages of 12 years and 60 years, a current and valid doctor’s certificate confirming they are physically unable to clear snow must be provided.
Please note: Residential homes with rear lanes do not qualify for this service because different procedures are in place for snow removal. Snow is pushed straight ahead out of the rear lane and hauled away leaving only a minimal amount of residual snow, which makes this service unnecessary for these areas.
Residential homes located on private roadways inclusive of condominiums do not qualify for this service.
If you are eligible to receive this service, please submit an application form and provide required documentation.
The City of Markham
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, Ontario, L3R 9W3
Attention: Contact Centre – Snow
If you have any questions or require any additional information with respect to this service, please contact the City of Markham at 905.477.5530 Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM.