City’s ice storm cleanup operations continue
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City’s ice storm cleanup operations continue

The City is still hard at work with the clean up from the April 6 ice storm – which damaged many trees across the area. This week, on-street chipping crews are working in Osgoode, Alta Vista, Overbrook, Carlington and the Central Park area.

This cleanup is a multiweek response and the patience and cooperation of residents is greatly appreciated.

Residents can help support our clean-up efforts by ensuring only storm debris or regular leaf-and-yard waste are left on the curb.  Our storm recovery operations have experienced some delays due to many residents leaving other spring clean-up brush at the curb – mixed in with the larger storm debris.

Residents are reminded other brush, leaves and other yard waste should be placed in brown yard bags and left on the curb for the weekly leaf-and-yard waste collection. It’s also important to remember that the leaf-and-yard collection trucks do not pick up the larger storm-related debris – including branches, logs and brush. When they go by your home, don’t call 3-1-1. The storm-related debris are handled by City’s wood-chipping operators.

The City is still offering free woodchips that can be used for your trees and gardens. Three new locations have been added:

  • Jim Durrell Recreation Centre, 1265 Walkley Road
  • Osgoode Arena, 5660 Osgoode Main Street
  • Larry Robinson Arena, 2785 8th Line Road, Metcalfe

Visit for the updated list of locations. You need to bring your own shovel and containers.  And to ensure your safety, wear the appropriate footwear and gloves.

In addition, you can get the latest updates about our clean-up operations on the main page of, under Storm Clean Up – April 2023.

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