Seasonal Maintenance

The City provides residents with efficient, reliable and high-quality spring and summer maintenance services.

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Whether it’s street sweeping on municipal roads, repairing potholes, curbs or sidewalks, cutting grass, maintaining stormwater ponds or undertaking beautification efforts, the City’s crews strive to keep Vaughan’s public spaces beautiful for your enjoyment.

 

Maintenance

ACTIVITYTIMINGDETAILS
ANNUAL PLANTINGMay  
BEE AND WASP NESTSEarly May to end of NovemberNests are sprayed but not removed. This work is done for City assets and playgrounds only. No spraying is done if there are swarms or if there is no nest. 
CATCH BASINSApril to MayCatch basins in industrial areas are cleaned annually and catch basins in residential areas are cleaned on a three-year rotation. This process involves using a vacuum truck to remove sediment and debris that has accumulated in the bottom of catch basins.
CURB AND SIDEWALK REPAIRSMay to October 
DITCHING AND DRIVEWAY CULVERTSApril to November

Ditching addresses rural and residential ditches to ensure the conveyance of water.

Driveway culverts are performed on a request basis through a new driveway application.

FORESTRY INSPECTIONS AND TREE MAINTENANCEOngoing throughout the yearThis work includes pruning and removal.
GRASS CUTTINGApril to AugustGrass cutting begins the last week of April and continues throughout the spring and summer for a total of 13 rotations, each running for two weeks.
GUIDEPOST AND RAIL REPAIRSMarch to NovemberAssessments are performed annually to identify damaged infrastructure. Work is scheduled in a priority sequence. 
LITTER PICKUP (PARKS, OPEN SPACES AND SHRUB BEDS)Begins in March and continues until winter. 
MECHANICAL LITTER COLLECTIONApril to November 
POTHOLE AND ROAD REPAIRSOngoing throughout the spring and summer. 
SHRUB BED PLANTING AND MAINTENANCETakes place regularly throughout the spring and summer. 
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PONDSMay to OctoberGrass cutting and litter cleanup.
STREET SWEEPINGApril to NovemberBegins in April and takes approximately 8 to 10 weeks to complete one rotation across the city.
STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER SEWERSOngoing throughout the yearStormwater and wastewater sewers are inspected every 10 years. Wastewater sewers are cleaned on a three-year rotation.
TRAFFIC SERVICESMay to NovemberThis includes refreshing pavement markings and installing flexi-posts.
FIRE HYDRANTSApril to NovemberFire hydrants are inspected annually and repainted yellow every 5 years.

All operations are subject to weather conditions.

 

Amenities

AMENITYKEY DATES
DOG PARKS, PATHWAYS, TRAILS, BENCHES, GAZEBOS AND PICNIC TABLESOpen year round from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
PLAYGROUNDS, SKATE PARKS AND FITNESS STATIONSOpen from spring to fall, weather dependent, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
PARKING LOT GATES (PARKS)Open mid-April to November, from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
PUBLIC WASHROOMS (BUILDINGS AND PORTABLE FACILITIES)May 1 to Nov. 1
SPLASHPADS

Open on weekends only from Victoria Day weekend to July 1 and Labour Day to Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Open daily from July 1 to Labour Day, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SYNTHETIC SOCCER FIELDSOpen daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting late March
BASKETBALL COURTSOpen daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting mid-April
BOCCE COURTSOpen daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting mid-April
TENNIS COURTSOpen daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting mid-April
BASEBALL DIAMONDSOpen daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting early May
NATURAL SOCCER FIELDSOpen daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting early May
VOLLEYBALL COURTSOpen daily from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. starting early May

All openings are subject to weather and surface conditions.