Toronto App Offers On-Demand Snow Removal at Your Fingertips

Do you need your driveway and sidewalk cleared in a hurry but don’t have the time to do it yourself? Well, look no further, because now there’s an app for that.

Thanks to Toronto-based app Eden, homeowners who are looking for immediate snow removal have access to licensed and insured snow plow drivers at their fingertips.

It’s the perfect service for those who aren’t looking to commit to a lengthy winter contract – just immediate, on-demand service to deal with Ontario’s unpredictable winters.

You simply open the app, select the service you want (Eden offers lawn care services as well), plug in your information, and click “book” when your address appears on the map shown. A notification will go out to contractors in the area who will be more than happy to take over shovelling duty.

The entire process happens relatively quickly, as drivers have a 30-km radius where they can accept a job. Once they receive a notification, they will respond. The rates for removal are based on the size of the property.


While many people embrace snowfall and have no problems shovelling and clearing their own properties, the app is a good solution for those who might not be able or willing to clear their own driveways.

“We’re also finding a lot of people who want to order the service for someone else, maybe an older parent or a child who’s living at university at a house and who probably won’t do it themselves,” said Eden spokesperson Lucy Leiderman.

The Eden app is also helpful for drivers who are looking to make some extra money during the busy winter months.

Garrett Perry has been working as a snow plow driver for three years and told CBC News he approves of the app.

There’s more where that come from, too. Last month, Sean Griffith of New Brunswick launched his own snow removal app, Plow Me Out, that targets homeowners in the greater Atlantic Canada region.

Plow Me Out currently services the regions of Moncton and Saint John, N.B., and Halifax. Shortly after, it will roll out in Fredericton, Truro, N.S., Charlottetown, and St. John’s, N.L.

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