Town’s live plow map is back!

As winter and snowy conditions are on the way, TOA’s By-law Services and Operations teams are ready to respond to snow and winter weather to help keep everyone safe while heading outside. The Town provides essential winter response services before, during and after a snowfall, including maintaining roads, sidewalks, trails, emergency access roads, parking lots and school crossings.

Although months on preparation and planning is invested into the Towns winter control responses, the Town’s program officially commences annually on November 15, which includes proactive patrols for vehicles parked on the street during an inclement weather event. The Town has also reintroduced the live plow map, which allows residents to check the status of our snow plows on Town owned roads at any time. Tracking the snowplow feature is new to the town and is operating in a test environment that could change from time to time as we ensure the highest quality display as possible.

Important tips & reminders for residents:

  • Follow the crews and their progress on the Town’s live Plow Map at
  • Vehicles may not be parked on-street during winter storm events. Parked vehicles may be subject to fines and/or towing at the owner’s expense.
  • The TOA Occasional-use Parking permits are invalid in the event of incoming or active inclement weather.
  • During winter storm events, the Town clears roadways from curb to curb on a priority basis.
  • To give plows a lot of room, ensure your vehicle is not hanging onto the road. Any vehicle hanging onto the roadway may be ticketed and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
  • Please remember that unless you qualify for the Snow Removal Program for Qualified Residents, clearing the snow from the end of your driveway (windrows) is the responsibility of the homeowner. Learn more at
  • The Snow Removal Program for Qualified Residents is activated 24 hours after snow has stopped falling and there is more than 5 cm (2 inches) of snow.
  • Ice and snow must be removed from the sidewalk surrounding your home, within 24 hours of a snowfall.

Quick Facts

  • The live plow map feature is newly reintroduced to the Town and is operating in a test environment that could change from time to time as we ensure the highest quality display as possible.
  • Seniors and qualified residents can learn more and fill out the application form for the Snow Removal Program for Qualified Residents at
  • Residents and business owners should familiarize themselves with the rules. There is zero tolerance for on-street parking during a winter storm event, and vehicles will be subject to tagging and/or towing.
  • On average, snow clearing on roads, sidewalks and trails can take up to 16 hours to complete.
  • Super mailboxes – the Town of Ajax does not perform snow removal operations around super mailboxes. Please contact Canada Post at or by phone 1-800-267-1177 for snow removal in this area.
  • Transit Shelters and Stops – Bus shelters and bus stops are the responsibility of the Region of Durham. Please contact the Region Transit Authority at 905-579-2471, if you have any questions regarding transit.
  • The Town of Ajax clears 400km of roads, 150km of sidewalks and trails, 27 parking lots, and 53 school crossings.

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