The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) is a City agency that operates municipal on-street pay and display parking and off-street parking facilities in Toronto. The TPA’s Bike Share program (Bike Share Toronto) provides bicycle rentals on a short-term basis throughout Toronto.

The TPA:

  • Manages an estimated 20,000 on-street parking spaces controlled by solar-powered pay and display technology or single-space meters
  • Maintains approximately 22,000 off-street spaces at about 250 facilities including automated and partially automated lots and garages
  • Operates approximately 18,000 parking spaces for third parties including the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Exhibition Place, Toronto Community Housing Corporation and Parks, Forestry and Recreation Division
  • Manages Bike Share Toronto with a network of approximately 7,100 bicycles and 680 docking stations throughout Toronto

View the City’s Budget for the TPA for detailed information on service activities.

Read the TPA’s latest Annual Report for highlights of its recent initiatives.


The Toronto Parking Authority was established under the City of Toronto Act, 1997 (repealed) and is continued as a City agency under the City of Toronto Act, 2006.

Toronto Municipal Code, Chapter 179, Parking Authority, sets out the governance structure for the TPA, including its powers and duties, delegated authorities, reporting requirements and other matters. Chapter 179 also sets out the composition for the TPA’s Board of Directors, which is responsible for supervising the management of the business and affairs of the TPA including overseeing the implementation of corporate strategy by management and the investment of TPA’s capital reserve.

City Council at its meeting on July 4 to 7, 2017 had put in place a temporary structure and approved an Interim Board for the TPA. The Interim TPA Board consisted of three City officials (City Manager, Deputy City Manager of Community and Social Services and Deputy City Manager, Corporate Services).

On January 30, 2019, City Council restored the previous composition of the TPA Board of five public members and two Council members, with all members appointed by Toronto City Council.

Find out about future opportunities to serve on the TPA Board and its current membership.

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