ICE STORM UPDATE: Debris clean up has begun

UPDATED: Friday, January 3rd at 11:00 am

Tree debris removal starts Friday January 3rd 2014 and could take up to 8 weeks

  • The City will haul away all tree branches from front yards and roadsides and will include those that have fallen on private property if they are less than 15 cm (six inches) in diameter and have been taken to the curb.
  • Residents should neatly stack limbs/branches at the front edge of their properties without blocking either sidewalks or roads and with the butt ends of branches towards the road.
  • City crews will not collect large limbs (more than 15 cm or six inches in diameter) from private trees that have fallen on private property. Property owners should contact a private contractor for this.
  • A City permit is not required to remove damaged or downed trees that are hazardous, however many trees can be saved with proper care and pruning.

Up to 125 three-person crews made up of both City staff and contractors will clear tree debris from roadsides using chain saws and chippers while another 120 two-person forestry crews will focus on removing hanging branches that threaten power lines and walking areas.See the MAP HERE for updates on debris clean up

Friday, December 27th 2013 at 2:30 pm

Downed wire/ no power- call Toronto Hydro 416-542-8000  or report online HERE Emergency - 911 Warming Centre Locations:Driftwood Community Centre, 4401 Jane St. (between Finch and Steeles)31 Police Division – 40 Norfinch Road (Norfinch/Finch West) 10 % of customers (32,480) still without power, down from approximately 300,000 at the height of the stormToronto Hydro and workers from Manitoba and Quebec will work together 24 hrs a day until all residents are restored to full power. We expect full power to all homes in our neighbourhood within a few days. Safety:

  • DO NOT stand near or under trees (wind gusts expected over next 24 hrs)
  • DO NOT use propane indoors for cooking or heating
  • DO NOT leave candles burning unmonitored
  • NO HEAT? Please go to the warming centre at Driftwood Community Centre (4401 Jane Street) is frequently updating information : HEREFor information from Urban Forestry:  TreesFor information: Shelter Locations (food, heat, water)  For more information about household items to have on hand during a lengthy outage, please visit or see online pdf HEREPlease check on seniors and neighbours with disabilities or health problems who do not have power as we continue to do our best to work through this crisis together.Feel free to call our office to speak directly with staff for assistance 416-338-5335 as we are helping residents submit power out online forms to Toronto Hydro. We will also return your call with updates.

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