Sidewalk Snow Marker Pilot Project

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We've "Sold Out!"

Thank you to everyone who signed up. We've had an overwhelming response to receive free side walk markers and sign up is now closed.

All the orders currently placed will be fulfilled.

Your participation will help increase visibility for the town’s operators when plowing sidewalks to help reduce the potential damage to sod on their property. For more tips on how to protect your sod this winter, check out newmarket.ca/sidewalksnowclearing


The Town of Newmarket is giving away a limited number of sidewalk snow markers to Newmarket residents this winter season as part of a pilot project. Installing sidewalk snow markers on your property can help reduce the damage to sod when sidewalk snow plows make their way around your neighbourhood. Sign up for your set of sidewalk snow markers. Pick-up dates and times will be indicated in the sign-up form. Please note that this offer is only available for Newmarket residents / property owners.

Snow markers can be picked-up at the Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court) at the date and time chosen within the sign-up form. You must sign-up prior to picking-up the sidewalk snow markers. No walk-ups will be allowed.

Why install sidewalk snow markers?

Sidewalk snow markers (a.k.a. snow stakes) are thin poles you insert into the ground to identify edges of your lawn that become covered by snow during the winter. These snow markers act as visual aids/guides for sidewalk snow plow operators when plowing the sidewalk in your neighbourhood. Having a visual aid will signal to the operator, where the edge of your lawn is, ultimately helping to prevent damage to the sod made by the sidewalk snow plow.

Where to install sidewalk snow markers?

The installation of the sidewalk snow markers depends on the layout of your property. Generally, residents can install these markers 8cm (3 inches) from the edge of the sidewalk and along your property (4.5m/15ft. apart) where a sidewalk snow plow could potentially damage your sod. It is recommended that residents install the sidewalk markers as soon as possible before the ground becomes frozen.

What else can you do to protect your sod?

Property owners can also help further protect their property by edging their sod and ensuring landscape features are not hanging over the sidewalk. The Town recommends having landscape features set at least 18 inches back from the sidewalk edge. This distance creates a safety zone for pedestrians that may need to step off the sidewalk, as well as keeping the operator and your property safe.

We've "Sold Out!"

Thank you to everyone who signed up. We've had an overwhelming response to receive free side walk markers and sign up is now closed.

All the orders currently placed will be fulfilled.

Your participation will help increase visibility for the town’s operators when plowing sidewalks to help reduce the potential damage to sod on their property. For more tips on how to protect your sod this winter, check out newmarket.ca/sidewalksnowclearing


The Town of Newmarket is giving away a limited number of sidewalk snow markers to Newmarket residents this winter season as part of a pilot project. Installing sidewalk snow markers on your property can help reduce the damage to sod when sidewalk snow plows make their way around your neighbourhood. Sign up for your set of sidewalk snow markers. Pick-up dates and times will be indicated in the sign-up form. Please note that this offer is only available for Newmarket residents / property owners.

Snow markers can be picked-up at the Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court) at the date and time chosen within the sign-up form. You must sign-up prior to picking-up the sidewalk snow markers. No walk-ups will be allowed.

Why install sidewalk snow markers?

Sidewalk snow markers (a.k.a. snow stakes) are thin poles you insert into the ground to identify edges of your lawn that become covered by snow during the winter. These snow markers act as visual aids/guides for sidewalk snow plow operators when plowing the sidewalk in your neighbourhood. Having a visual aid will signal to the operator, where the edge of your lawn is, ultimately helping to prevent damage to the sod made by the sidewalk snow plow.

Where to install sidewalk snow markers?

The installation of the sidewalk snow markers depends on the layout of your property. Generally, residents can install these markers 8cm (3 inches) from the edge of the sidewalk and along your property (4.5m/15ft. apart) where a sidewalk snow plow could potentially damage your sod. It is recommended that residents install the sidewalk markers as soon as possible before the ground becomes frozen.

What else can you do to protect your sod?

Property owners can also help further protect their property by edging their sod and ensuring landscape features are not hanging over the sidewalk. The Town recommends having landscape features set at least 18 inches back from the sidewalk edge. This distance creates a safety zone for pedestrians that may need to step off the sidewalk, as well as keeping the operator and your property safe.

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