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Don’t let your vehicle get swept away – Search your sweep day

For immediate release: May 2, 2018 - 10:01am

Residential street sweeping starts on Monday, May 7 for up to seven weeks through 56 neighbourhoods. In addition to positing bright yellow No Parking signs ahead of sweeping, the City is inviting people to search their sweep day by address to plan ahead.

“It’s really important for people to move their vehicles by 7 a.m. on their sweeping day so we can properly sweep the area,” says Brandon Harris, Director of Roadways & Operations. “This new search function is designed to make it easy for people to plan ahead and avoid parking on a street scheduled for sweeping.”

After a successful pilot project in 2017, priority streets through neighbourhoods with high on-street parking were fully swept in April, leaving these areas free for parking when the surrounding streets are scheduled. 

“There are fewer vehicles relocated each year as people become familiar with the signs and we can offer alternative streets for parking,” says Harris. “Even so, too many people are ignoring the No Parking signs and the last thing we want to have to do is ticket and tow residents so we can do a good job.”   

In order to sweep streets from curb to curb, vehicles left on the street are relocated to a nearby location, which may be outside of their neighbourhood or on a previously swept street. The driver then has to locate their vehicle and pay a $100 parking violation.

If your vehicle is relocated, you can use the Find My Vehicle! search function or contact the 24-hour customer service centre at 306-975-2476.

Search your sweep day and find other information about street sweeping at Street Sweeping Service Alerts will be issued if there is a change to the residential sweeping schedule.