Winter is Here – Lessons Learned from the Newly Implemented MMS Regime

April 2, 2019 10:30am

What is it about?

The implementation of Ontario’s new Minimum Maintenance Standards has finally arrived. With the process of adopting the new standards for snow removal and road management now fully underway, what have been the early takeaways for Ontario’s municipalities?

  • Delineating the previous standards from the updated MMS – commonly overlooked differences that could lead to a failure to fulfill essential maintenance requirements
  • Defining and communicating the occurrence of a “significant weather event” – tips to ensure public awareness
  • Aligning existing maintenance contracts with the new MMS guidelines – ensuring that heightened service expectations are being met
  • So goes Ontario, so goes the rest of Canada? What to expect should your province adopt similar standards to the updated MMS