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COVID-19: Bridge walkway, waste & tax reminders

For immediate release: April 1, 2020 - 5:44pm

We are constantly reassessing developments to ensure the safety and well-being of staff and citizens and how the City delivers public services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bridge walkways now one-way only or closed
Most city bridge walkways are now all closed or open to one-way traffic only. This will allow for the practice of social/physical distancing of at least 2 metres (6 feet) from others. Crews have posted signage on many of the pathways to remind people to respect these restrictions.  

  • Senator Sid Buckwold – walkway closed
  • CP Pedestrian Bridge – closed
  • Traffic Bridge – one-way only
  • Broadway Bridge – one-way only
  • University Bridge – one-way only

Waste collection
A core service, waste collections continue as scheduled. During this time, residents are asked to help protect the health and safety of our staff and partners and reduce the spread of the virus by following these guidelines:

  • Bag your garbage.
  • Do NOT place used tissues, napkins, gloves or masks in your cart or bin as they can become wind-blown when the lid opens during collection.
  • Do NOT discard used protective gloves or masks on the ground; place these items in a bag and dispose in household or black-bin garbage.
  • If you’re sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into your bagged garbage – even items that residents may normally place into your blue cart or bin (e.g. water/beverage bottles, pop cans, milk/juice cartons, etc.).
  • Ensure accessible cart placement (1.2 metres (4 feet) of unobstructed space on all sides) to avoid the need for drivers to handle the cart.
  • Do NOT overfill carts or leave loose items on the ground.

2020 Property Tax Deadline Extended
We understand the COVID-19 pandemic is causing financial challenges for many in our community. To help, the City has extended the 2020 Property Tax deadline to September 30, 2020, allowing additional time for residents to pay their 2020 Property Tax.

  • During the three-month grace period, you will not incur any late payment penalties on your 2020 Property Tax if you pay the full amount due by September 30, 2020.
  • TIPPS customers, you may request to be removed from TIPPS should you require a short-term deferral without incurring a penalty. Your full property tax amount will then be due by September 30, 2020.
  • To cancel your participation in TIPPS, please send an email to with your request to be removed from TIPPS, your property’s roll#, address and ownership name. You may rejoin the TIPPS program at any time.

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