Winter is Coming and the City of Timmins is Ready 
When it snows, the City’s Public Works Dept. is responsible for a variety of winter services including salting/sanding, plowing and snow removal on both our roads and maintained sidewalks. It’s a massive job and requires a specific strategy to ensure that our crews and fleet are ready keep the city moving.

Public Works has a winter readiness plan that includes testing all snow clearing equipment, placing sand supplies at designated yards across the city, and training any new staff on how to respond to the effects of cold winter weather.

As we gear up for winter, residents can help with preparations by removing any temporary basketball nets or recreation equipment from the end of driveways and curbs. Keep curbs and driveways clear to help with snow removal and plowing.

Two winter by-laws will shortly go into effect that help ensure Public Works can complete snow removal operations. The winter overnight parking ban takes effect on Wednesday, November 1 until April 30, 2024. Any vehicle parked on the street between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. will be subject to a $50 fine and the vehicle may be towed at the expense of the owner (unless you are in an area exempt from the winter parking ban).

The City of Timmins will inform residents of winter road maintenance with temporary “no parking” snow removal signs (yellow and red in colour), posted before snow removal begins. A weekly snow removal schedule will also be posted online at Remember to look for signs posted on your street to ensure parking has not been restricted in your area.

The City of Timmins Snow By-law 1993-4162 provides guidelines for clearing snow from your property. Snow must never be placed onto the street or sidewalk. Moving snow from your driveway onto the sidewalk or street can create various safety hazards, obstruct pedestrian traffic, or obstruct the view of drivers. Even a small amount of snow left on a sidewalk can cause accessibility issues for some our residents.

If you plan on installing a temporary winter car shelter, you will require a permit from the City of Timmins. A seasonal structure permit is just $15. Approved temporary tent shelters can be erected between October 1 and April 30. You will need to submit an application (available online at, your site plan, and payment to Service Timmins.

For additional information, contact Service Timmins at or by phone at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 11/1/2023 at 9:33 AM  

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