permit parking is implemented
parking is implemented on either a street name basis where parking
is restricted to one specific street, or on an areas basis where
a number of streets have been grouped into permit areas in order
to maximize the available parking.
permit parking, residents may park on any licensed street within
their permit area, but are not guaranteed a parking space on
their specific street. Area-based permit parking provides greater
flexibility by enabling permit holders to park not only on their
licensed street but on other licensed street within their area
should space not be available on the street where they live.
Within each permit area there may be significant differences
in the operation hours of the permit parking program. For example,
in the Toronto community, there are currently over 60 unique combinations
of permit parking operating hours which were developed over time,
in consultation with area Councillors and community representatives
in response to specific concerns e.g. long-term non-resident
parking. These operation hours are clearly posted at regular
intervals on each street licensed for permit parking within the
For more information contact
for permit parking holders
A permit holder who parks on a street authorized for permit
parking must park in a legal space during licensed parking hours
shown on the signs on the street. Though subject to other existing
traffic regulations, permit holders generally have the privilege
of parking their vehicles overnight and are exempt from the 1,
2, and 3 hour parking restrictions. Conversely, vehicles without
parking permits may be tagged if parked in parking spaces designated
for those with permits. The permit parking by-law is enforced by
Toronto Police Services, Parking Enforcement Unit. Contravention
of the by-law may result in the loss of your permit parking privilege.
A vehicle with a valid permit which remains parked in the same location on a street for more than seven consecutive days may be tagged and towed at the owners' expense.
Where there is a change in parking from one side of the street to the other side, a permit holder shall be given a grace period to move their vehicle from 9:00 p.m. the previous night to 9:00 a.m. the next morning on changeover days.
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For a permit
to remain in effect, the permit must be visible and affixed to
the lower windshield on the driver's side, the vehicle registration
must remain valid, and the validation sticker must be affixed
to your licence plate.
of 2001, City Council adopted a by-law Chapter 925 to harmonize the permit
parking programs, which existed in the former municipalities prior
to amalgamation. The intent of the by-law is to ensure equity across
the City in the delivery of the permit parking programs, including
the permit fees and eligibility.
The two most
significant highlights of the new by-law are the fee structure
and the priority system. The priority system ensures that those
residents with no on-site parking options have first access to
any available parking permits on the street or permit area at
and affordable rate. The fee structure provides for higher fee
for a resident's second or any subsequent parking permits. Those
residents who do have on-site parking but still choose to purchase
parking may do so, subject to availability, but for a significantly
For more detail
on the fee structure, see types of permits available & fees.
100 Queen St W
Main Floor, West Tower
Toronto ON, M5H 2N2
399 The West Mall
of operation: Monday to Friday; 8:30am - 4:15pm