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Community Concerns and Interests

On this page: 

  • Community roadwork: street sweeping, snow clearing, sand boxes

  • Traffic cameras

  • Speed limits

  • Dog leash concerns

  • Reporting a crime

  • Graffiti reporting and removal

Community Roadwork:
street sweeping, snow clearing, and sand boxes


Street Sweeping: Thorncliff residents can see when street sweeping will be coming to Thorncliff community by clicking on the map to the right. Once loaded, you can navigate to Thorncliff by selecting the my location icon, which is located at the top left corner of the map, just below the little house icon. Then select a street with the mouse pointer and left-click; information should appear in a pop-up box. 

Snow Clearing: A comprehensive and zoomable map of Edmonton showing snow clearing activities can be found by clicking on the map to the right. The tabs at the top of this map links to various service levels of planned snow clearing at various service levels. Select the Machine tab for road snow clearing, and then select the my location icon. Works the same way as the Street Sweeping above


Sandboxes: There are no free sandboxes within the Thornciff Community. The nearest local sandboxes are shown by stars in the map to the right, where Thorncliff is located at the centre of the map. On the same map, just click on the Sandboxes tab and then select the my location icon.  The nearest sandboxes will be shown as stars. Left click on a star to obtain its location. 

Traffic Cameras

You might be interested in the local traffic cameras. The link below will bring up the traffic camera on the corner of 87 Ave and 170 St. You can use the zoomable map to the left of the traffic cam window to find all other traffic cameras in the city.

Playground Zone Warning and Speed Limits​

  • In general, the speed limit on all Thorncliff residential streets is now 40 km/hr unless otherwise posted.

  • The City recently replaced the old school zone signs with new playground zone signs by both St. Justin’s and Thorncliffe Elementary Schools along 175 Street. As well, new playground zone signs have also been installed along 82 Avenue bordering Thorncliff Park. 

  • Playground zone signs are different from school zone signs because the maximum speed limit of 30 km/hour is between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm seven days a week, 365 days a year, NOT just during school hours during the school year.

  • So, SLOW DOWN and keep our children safe in their own community every hour, every day.

  • Speeding ticket are for at least $80.  If you drive through at 15 km/hour or more over the 30 km speed limit, you’ll earn yourself two demerit points.

Off Leash Dogs in the Park
  • Complaints have been made about dogs being let off leash and not being under control in Thorncliff Park. The biggest complaint has been about owners not picking up after their dogs.

  • According to City of Edmonton bylaws, dogs are NOT allowed on parkland property (i.e. Callingwood Park, Thorncliff Park, and the Whitemud Green Spaces) even if they are leashed and under control. Dogs are only allowed on City Parkland where signage permits ,or on the areas that has been designated as a legal off leash area.

  • For Thorncliff Park, dogs can be walked on the trail system as long as they are leashed and kept at least ten metres from any developed playground or picnic site. 

  • When that isn’t the case, most animal control officers will use their discretion.  If the animal is leashed and poop bags are carried on the owner, and they are not walking or running in the playgrounds or ball fields, etc., they will often let it go.  Since there have been many complaints of uncontrolled dogs in the park and playgrounds, as well as abandoned dog poop, the officers have good reason to enforce the bylaws.

Reporting a Crime


Report all crimes, suspicious activities and suspicious persons to the Edmonton Police Service by

  • calling 780-423-4567

  • online on the EPS website

  • #377 on your cell phone 

  • using the EPS mobile app.

Click on the image the right to enlarge.

Reporting and Removing Graffiti

If you have graffiti on your property, you are responsible for its removal. However, you can apply for the Professional Cleaning Graffiti Program which offers up to $750 worth per year of professional graffiti cleaning assistance to property owners in Edmonton. Go to the link below for on reporting and removing graffiti.

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