We offer affordable public parking lots, garages and free on-street two-hour street parking spaces in downtown Kitchener and around Grand River Hospital. Learn about your different options below.

On this page:

  1. Parking updates
  2. Monthly parking permits
  3. Pay for parking from your phone
  4. Parking bylaws
  5. Accessible parking
  6. Car share
  7. Bike parking
  8. Electric vehicle charging

Parking updates

There are no parking updates at this time. Subscribe to this page to get an email when we post an update.


Monthly parking permits

If you need to park downtown or around Grand River Hospital on a regular basis, apply for a monthly parking permit.


Pay for parking from your phone

Using the Passport Parking app, you can pay for hourly parking downtown and around Grand River Hospital from your phone. Use it wherever you see the Passport Parking signs and decals.

If you need to add time to your parking, you can do it from the app instead of walking back to your car.

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Parking bylaws

Visit our parking bylaws page to find:

  • street parking bylaws
  • boulevard parking rules

Request an exemption to park in a legal parking spot overnight between December 1 and March 31.


Accessible parking

Accessible parking is available in all of our parking lots and garages except for Queen Street North and Scott Street.

Look for the icon below to find accessible parking spots.

Blue icon with a wheelchair for accessible parking. 


Car share

Communauto offers car share spots in these parking lots:

  • Water Street South
  • Queen Street South

Look for the icon below to find a Communauto car share spot.

Green icon with logo of Communauto showing car share.


Bike parking

Visit our bike parking page to request access to locked bike parking areas inside all parking garages.

There are many bike racks downtown where you can park your bike. If you see the icon below on a sign at one of our parking lots, there is free bike parking available.

Green icon with a bike and P to show bike parking.


Electric vehicle charging

You can charge your electric vehicle at these garages:

  • Charles & Benton parking garage (P2 level)
  • City Hall parking garage (P1 level)
  • Duke and Ontario garage (P2 level)

Look for the icon below to find electric vehicle charging at one of the garages listed.

Blue icon with an electric vehicle charger.