Be Nice Clear Your Ice.

It is that time of year when the weather gets cold, the sky opens up and drops a mountain of snow on Toronto.  Well, we didn’t get that much snow in the last couple of days.  We did however get enough rain and sleet to make driving and walking conditions slippery.

Being  a Realtor®, I have a need to market myself.  One of the ways I market myself is by delivering flyers door to door.  This gives me a chance to stay connected to the area I work and lets me get in my needed exercise.  I have teamed up with my sister (who sells Avon) to deliver both my flyer and her flyers together in an effort to cover double the area in the same time.

As Usual, we were out today doing our regular flyering and found that quite a few homes had not taken the time to clear there walk ways of ice and unfortunately my sister slipped and fell on the street.  She is okay, but it brings me to the point of the this post.  Thankfully my sister is fine, but regardless of her falling everyone needs to clear their snow and ice after a storm.  It is common courtesy and it is the law.  Below is an excerpt from the City of Toronto By-Law.  You can see the full by-law here.

2.Time Limit for Removal of Snow/Ice from Sidewalks

(1)Every owner or occupant of any building must within twelve (12) hours after any fall of snow, rain or hail has ceased, clear away and completely remove snow and ice from any sidewalk on any highway in front of, alongside or at the rear of the building.

(2)After the removal of snow and ice, if any portion of the sidewalk becomes slippery from any cause, the owner or occupant must immediately and as often as necessary apply to the sidewalk, ashes, sand, salt or some other suitable material so as to completely cover the slippery surface.

Please take the time to clear your snow and ice.


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