Toronto Winter Services Update

Dear Scarborough-Guildwood Residents

I hope that everyone is keeping warm and staying safe on the roads.

The City’s most recent snow event is expected to cross overnight into the early weekend expecting flurries and light snow with winds increasing to gusts of 40-60km/h. Saturday is expected to be mainly sunny and cold.

Up to the minute updates can be followed on Transportation Services twitter account at @TO_WinterOps. You can also track real-time locations of plows, sidewalk plows and salt trucks and identify which roads have been services by winter snow clearing vehicles and crews with the City’s PlowTO map here.

I am pleased to report that on February 5th the Scarborough Community Council supported my request to look into the property damages as a result of mechanical sidewalk snow clearing in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 winter season across Scarborough.

This item requests Transportation Services to report back to the Scarborough Community Council on June 9 2020 on the nature of the complaints, the number of received complaints, number of repairs required, the cause of issues and remedies, and of any cost the City would incur for the repairs and if the contractors are financially responsible.

Explore Toronto’s food culture at this year’s Winterlicious event up until February 13, 2020. The City of Toronto has over 200 restaurants participating across the city with 13 culinary events. Participating restaurants offer delicious three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at three different price points. Participating restaurants, menus and reservation details here.

Scarborough, step up to the plate and let Toronto taste what you have to offer – if you know a restaurant in our community that’s interested in participating in the Winterlicious or Summerlicious programs check out the application process and details here.

All my Best,

Paul W. Ainslie

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