Sunday Evening Snow Fall Update

Good Evening Ward 24 Neighbours,

For the snow event of December 1, here is an update on City of Toronto Transportation Services’  winter operations plans as of December 1 at 6pm.

***Note:  These plans are estimates only and subject to changing conditions such as timing of the event and the amount/type of precipitation.***

Weather:  Light snow becomes spotty and intermittent late this afternoon and continues overnight ending by mid Monday morning. Wet snow amounts of 2 to 4 cm are possible by late in the day with the highest amounts on grassy and elevated surfaces. An additional 2 or 3 cm is possible overnight along with some patchy freezing drizzle before it ends Monday morning. Winds will continue to gust to 60 km/h at times this afternoon diminishing to gusting 40 km/h overnight and through the day tomorrow.

Due to insufficient snow accumulation, it is unlikely that local roads will be plowed in response to this snow event.  High & low pedestrian volume sidewalks, as well as separated bike lanes, will be cleared/salted multiple times.

Roadway Salting:             

–              Salting operations in all areas of the city commenced at approx. 8am – 9am Sunday. 

–              Multiple rounds of salt have been applied to expressways, arterial, and collector roads.

–              Salters will complete their first round of salting on local roads later this evening.  As second round will be applied through the overnight period and into Monday morning.

Roadway Plowing

–              Plowing operations on arterial and collector roads, where required, commenced at approx. 1pm – 2pm and will be completed by approx. 12am.  There may be some cleanup operation through the overnight period.

–              No plowing operations on local roads due to lack of accumulation.

Trails & Separated Bike Lanes

–              Approx 3 rounds of salting & plowing of the Martin Goodman Trail & Humber Bay Waterfront Trail since approx. 8am Sunday

–              Approx 3 rounds of salting & plowing of the separated bike lanes since approx. 8am Sunday

–              Approx 3 rounds of salting & plowing on trails and bike lanes since approx. 8am Sunday.

Sidewalks & Bus Stops

–              First round of mechanical sidewalk clearing on high pedestrian volume sidewalks and bus stops commenced at approx. 10am Sunday and will be completed Sunday evening

–              Second round will commence overnight and continue through Monday.

For up to the minute updates please follow Transportation Services on Twitter at @TO_WinterOps and on our newly re-launched real-time public GPS site at    

All my Best,


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