City of Toronto looking for crews to work on tree clean-up. Jan. 10: Deadline to apply.

City of Toronto looking for crews to work on tree clean-up
The City of Toronto is seeking resources from the private sector to assist with the removal of fallen trees and branches along city streets and parks do to the ice storm that occurred on Dec 21 and 22 of 2013. 

They are looking for brush chipping crews of 2 or 3 persons. Personnel require must have the required training, skills, qualification and experience to safely operate equipment on road allowances and in parks for the purpose of removing fallen tree limbs and branches. This work is expected to be available for a minimum of three (3) weeks and up to eight (8) weeks.

Minimum Equipment Requirement: 
3-ton truck, with a dumping chip box 

brush chipper with feed rollers and a minimum 12" cutting capacity 

Personal Protective Equipment as legislated 

Traffic Control devices/signs in compliance with the Highway Traffic Act 

Cell phone for communication 

2 professional grade chainsaws (min 16" bar) 

Hours of work and legislative considerations: 
All work and equipment must be in compliance with applicable federal and provincial legislation, including but not limited to Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, Highway Traffic Act and Traffic Control Legislation. 

It will be a six-day work week, 10-12 hours/day. The start time is 6:30 a.m.

Compensation Rates: 
A set compensation rate as noted below has been established for all hours worked. 

$140/hr for a 2-person crew & $160/hr for a 3-person crew 

Companies interested in providing the required assistance to the City of Toronto are requested to submit information. Confirmation of Expression of Interest – Questionnaire... 

Return the completed questionnaire via email to Dean Hart at by Jan. 10. Specify, "Expression of Interest – Ice Storm" on the subject line of the email. 

Any questions regarding the request, contact Dean Hart, Manager Urban Forestry Operations at 416-394-2668, or via cell 416-678-9476. 

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.