The Township of Hamilton provides winter operations for our roads. The Township patrols, plows, and spreads de-icers on our roads based on the legal responsibility outlined in the Ministry of Transportation Minimum Maintenance Standards and Highway Traffic Act. The Highway Traffic Act dictates that parked vehicles cannot be in the way of snow removal operations and how snow should not be placed on roads from private properties.


Mailboxes are the responsibility of the property owner. The Township does not clear the snow around mailboxes or guarantee any service levels for rural mail delivery. It is the property owner's responsibility to ensure standards for Canada Post requirements for rural delivery. Standard mailboxes are replaced if damaged by Township equipment, however, the Township does not accept responsibility for damages caused by the impact of snow on a mailbox during our regular snow plow operations. Mailboxes should be constructed to withstand the impact of snow from snow plow operations.