The City of Toronto requires property owners to remove snow and ice from public sidewalks around their properties within 24 hours after the end of a snowfall, freezing rain or hail, and to keep them clear. Centennial College, through its Grounds contractor, strives to keep its campuses free and clear of ice and snow during the winter months.
For Snowfalls of 5 cm or more
In conjunction with Security Services, the Grounds Contract Staff maintains a presence on site during the winter months around the clock. When 5 cm of snow accumulates Grounds Contract staff will call in additional staff to begin plowing and salting the campus sidewalks, roads and parking lots.
For Snowfalls less than 2.5 cm
In the event of a snowfall of 2.5 cm or less, the contract staff will regularly patrol the campus grounds beginning at 6 am, which allows for quick action with regards to snow and ice removal activities, if deemed necessary. Grounds Contract staff is on campus patrol around the clock in order to begin clearing and applying deicer materials as needed.
We strive to minimize the use of rock salt for environmental reasons, to reduce corrosion and to avoid tracking salt into buildings. Straight rock salt may be used during an ice storm or freezing rain situation. Potassium chloride pellets are used on concrete surfaces or at entrances and stairways in order to minimize harmful corrosion.