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Curb & Sidewalk Damage

Annual Sidewalk Inspections

In Ontario, municipalities are required to inspect sidewalks annually according to the Minimum Maintenance Standard O. Reg 239/02. Inspections are performed during the summer, ans usually take a few weeks to complete.

Sidewalk inspectors look a little different in 2021! The City has partnered with Top Hat Robotics to use their sidewalk inspection technology for annual inspections to detect sidewalk deficiencies. The inspections will be performed by a human using a robot as a secondary source of data on City sidewalks starting June 21, 2021.

Curb Damage

Residents can help the City maintain curbs in several ways. Weeds and other plant growth can damage curbs. Residents are encouraged to remove weeds from joints and cracks in the curbs and gutters and keep the area clean.

Damaged Curb Good Curb



Sidewalk Damage

Every day, thousands of people use Barrie’s sidewalks to exercise, travel, or shop. Broken or damaged sidewalks are not only an eyesore and an inconvenience, they're also a safety hazard. The major causes of sidewalk damage are:

  • uplifting by tree roots.
  • vehicles (especially trucks) driving on the sidewalk.
  • deterioration due to age.

 Help keep sidewalks safe by keeping:

  • sidewalks clear of snow.
  • all vegetation from overgrowing sidewalks.
  • tree limbs from obstructing sidewalks by making
    sure they are at least eight feet above sidewalks.
Damaged Sidewalk Good Sidewalk



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