The City of Toronto issues parking tickets on statutory holidays.

•    Starting February 19, 2024, the Toronto Police Service will begin enforcing paid on-street parking on statutory holidays to better manage the increased demand for parking spaces.
•    The purpose of the change is to ensure fair and effective use of street parking spaces across the city.
•    The practice of not enforcing paid on-street parking on statutory holidays was an operational decision made in the early 2000s. The city's parking landscape has since changed, necessitating a review of this practice.
•    The enforcement of paid on-street parking on statutory holidays is a measure to address the challenges of modern urban infrastructure, including the competition for curb space and the need for efficient parking management.
•    This is not a by-law change, but an operational change being made by the Toronto Police Service that impacts on-street parking only. This aligns with existing bylaws that permit enforcement on these days.

All parking signs should be followed, as posted (ie. if a sign says "No Parking between 4-6 pm Mon-Fri" and there is no posted exception, there is no parking 4-6 pm Mon-Fri, even if Monday is a holiday).

Posted exceptions (i.e. no parking except weekends and holidays) "holidays" refers to statutory holidays only.
(New Year's Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day)

Parking Authority - Parking Meters and Pay & Display machines
Payment for parking is required 365 days a year. In most off street parking facilities regular rates apply on holidays. There are a few Toronto Parking Authority Parking Facilities that have holiday Monday rates, which are posted on the rate signs in the parking facility.

Note: there is no exemption from the requirement to pay for on-street machines and meters on statutory holidays, however Toronto Police have the discretion to enforce the payment requirement. This is a decision made by the Parking Enforcement Unit of Toronto Police Services and they communicate their intentions through their public communications office. Please check with the Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit, to determine if the payment requirement is being enforced on a holiday.


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