Snow removal for seniors not affected by cost containment measures

Library branches open Sundays in priority neighbourhoods

Toronto, August 15, 2007 - A column published in today’s National Post (“Don’t let David Miller soak the suburbs”), incorrectly states that, “Old ladies won’t have their sidewalks shoveled in winter, kids will be locked out of libraries on Sundays….”

Those statements are inaccurate.

The facts are that the City’s snow clearing program for seniors and disabled residents continues. Sidewalk snow plowing and the clearing of snow at the end of driveways - called windrows - will now occur after 15 cm of snow has accumulated, up from the norm of 8 cm.

Additionally, while 16 library branches will close Sundays starting in September, 11 branches will remain open on Sundays to serve residents in priority neighbourhoods.