Parking regulations


Parking regulations are in place to ensure safety and fairness for local pedestrians, drivers, home and business owners. Here is a summary of the regulations we ask you to keep in mind when parking your vehicle anywhere in our city.

Please refrain from parking your vehicle:

  • For more than three consecutive hours on any city street from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., unless signs are posted to indicate otherwise. From April 1 through Nov. 30 each year, you can park your vehicle on any city street from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. This exemption means bylaw enforcement staff will not ticket cars parked on city streets during those hours so long as they comply with all other posted regulations.
  • On or over any sidewalk, or on a city boulevard - paved or grass. This includes between the sidewalk and street.
  • In prohibited areas.
  • Facing the wrong direction.
  • On private property without the consent of the owner or occupant.
  • Within three metres (3 m.) of a fire hydrant.
  • In a designated fire route.
  • In a space designated for disabled persons, unless you have a Ministry of Transportation (MTO) disabled person's permit clearly displayed on your dashboard.
  • For a second time within five hours of initial parking in the two-hour free parking spaces downtown.
  • Vehicles with expired licence plates - or without licence plates are also prohibited from parking on city streets.
  • Trucks that weigh in excess of 4,600 kg. (4.6 tons) are not allowed to park on city streets.

If your vehicle is found in violation of any of our parking bylaws, you may be issued a ticket and your vehicle may be towed at your own expense. Parking violation fines can range from $15 to $300.

Reporting violations:

To report a parking violation, please call 519-741-2345 - or, use Pingstreet, our mobile app, to take a photo of the parking problem and the image to us.

Additional parking regulations

Every winter, from Dec. 1 through March 31 you cannot park on any city street from 2:30 to 6 a.m. However, if you're in Ward 5, you can park on the paved portion of a boulevard (driveway ramp or apron), provided your vehicle complies with certain conditions.

Our tag-and-tow bylaw prohibits parking on a city street when a snowfall of more than eight (8) cm. is forecast or a snow event is declared.

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