Paid parking in place at Pickering’s waterfront starting this weekend


Published April 29, 2022 at 8:57 am

The popularity of Pickering’s waterfront has prompted the City to put paid parking in place, starting May 1.

The City’s Corporate Services Department said in a news release paid permit parking is being implemented to “to help mitigate parking issues at its popular waterfront destinations.”

Paid permit parking will be mandated at all waterfront parking lots, with on-street permit parking on one side of waterfront area streets. Parking on the other side will be prohibited.

The plan will be in effect until October 1.

Visitors may register for a digital parking permit using the HotSpot Parking website ( or App (download through Google Play or Apple App Stores), or by purchasing paid hourly parking at select waterfront destinations by scanning the QR code on the HotSpot Fast Tap parking signs. Non-residents can also buy seasonal or monthly permits.

Pickering residents can register to receive a no-charge permit to park at either the waterfront parking lots or where on-street parking is allowed. Free parking will be provided to accessible parking permit holders and vehicles bearing veterans’ licence plates.

In-person permit registration assistance is available at City Hall during regular business hours, or during scheduled pop-up locations throughout May.

The hourly parking rate for City waterfront parking lots, and on-street parking areas is $5 per hour, with a maximum parking time of six hours. Parking in the Nautical Village (Liverpool Road lay-by parking and Liverpool Road parking lot) is reduced to $2.50 per hour, Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Seasonal Parking Permits are available at a cost of $165.00 plus HST, expiring October 1st. Monthly passes are also available at a cost of $60.00 plus HST.

View affected waterfront areas, rates, permit registration instructions and in-person assistance details at

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