Snow removal – sidewalks

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We clear snow from 701 kilometres of sidewalk, 180 crosswalks, crossings, steps, walkways, and 590 bus stops throughout the city. Sidewalks are prioritized based on pedestrian traffic volume and proximity to high use facilities, such as schools, hospitals, and public buildings.

Sidewalk plow and sand routes

In Guelph, there are eleven zones for snow plowing and sanding, including multi-use pathways, which are prioritized into two classifications:

  • High priority sidewalks: serviced first after four centimetres of snow accumulates.
  • Residential sidewalks: serviced after eight centimetres of snow accumulates.
If we’ve declared a significant weather event, it may take us longer than usual to clear roads, bike lanes and sidewalks. Please wait until we’ve declared the significant weather event is over before submitting a request for service. Check our latest updates feed on for current news and information on snow removal.

Clearing the ice and snow from the sidewalk in front of your home or business will make it safer for everyone. Keeping sidewalks free of snow and ice is important for everyone’s safety, particularly the elderly, children and people with disabilities.

Sidewalk Snow Equipment displaying 3 different types of sidewalk plows