Permit parking returns to Pickering’s waterfront


Published May 3, 2024 at 9:52 am

Pickering’s waterfront permit parking program returns for a third season, with the program, which includes paid parking at all City waterfront parking lots and restricted/paid parking on select waterfront-area streets, running until October 1.

Pickering residents can obtain a no-charge seasonal permit that will be valid for two years. (Residents who obtained a permit in 2023 do not need to renew until 2025, and may park, at no charge, in waterfront parking lots and at waterfront area streets.) Senior (65 years and older) non-residents may also obtain a free seasonal parking permit.

For those without resident or senior permits, the rate is $2.50 per hour from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday to Friday in all waterfront parking areas. The first two hours of parking are free within the waterfront permit parking area except for Beachpoint Promenade, Front Street and the municipally operated waterfront parking lots.

For residents of waterfront area streets, a digital guest pass system is in place and all permit options are available for download through the HotSpot Parking website (link available online) or app (download through Google Play or Apple App Stores). Paid hourly parking is available by scanning the QR code on the HotSpot Fast Tap parking signs on-site.

In-person permit registration assistance is also available at City Hall, during regular business hours, at the Corporate Services front counter (second floor), at (905) 420-4611 or by emailing [email protected].

Free Wi-Fi is also available at the three municipal parking lots (Liverpool Road, Progress Park and Beachpoint Promenade) to improve access for those that do not have a cellular data plan.

The program was first introduced in 2022 to help deal with neighbourhood complaints about parking issues at popular Pickering waterfront destinations.




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