Residents and property owners are responsible for ensuring that sidewalks on and beside their properties are maintained all winter, to keep walkways safe and accessible for everyone.

The Community Sandbox Program provides free, dry sand at designated locations for use on icy sidewalks and walkways.

For the 2024-25 season, there will be 100 public sandbox locations. This change allows more resources to be dedicated to improving Snow and Ice Control service levels for Active Pathways, including bus stops and public amenities.

Community sandboxes are evenly distributed across the City. Large, centralized bins also provide better availability of sand.