Each requested CVPA location must satisfy the following criteria in order to ensure that the CVPA does not adversely impact on safe and efficient traffic operations.
In addition to the general criteria, all requested CVPAs that will be located on a section of a street where residential permit parking is authorized must also satisfy the following specific criteria:
The CVPA program has implemented a three-tier permit structure. A fee is charged for each space within the area and one window decal permit will be issued per space. The permit must be affixed to the lower left-hand corner of the windshield of the car-share vehicle.
A Tier 1 permit is the base permit fee for one space within a car-share vehicle parking area. This permit is issued where the designated CVPA will not impact on, or cause a reduction in, the number of residential permit parking spaces or Pay-and-Display parking spaces on a street.
A Tier 2 permit is issued for each space within a designated CVPA that will eliminate or cause a reduction in the number of parking spaces in a designated residential permit parking area.
A Tier 3 permit is issued for each space within a designated CVPA that will eliminate an existing parking space in an area where parking is controlled by a parking machine/metre.
Should a car-share company/organization choose to allow multiple vehicles to make use of their CVPAs, a supplementary permit for each vehicle can be purchased.
All permits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. A lost or stolen permit or a change in licence plate will be reissued for a replacement fee.
|Application Fee (Non-Refundable)||Per Car-Share Vehicle Parking Area||$182.84 + HST|
|Tier 1 Permit||Per space/per year||$864.07 + HST|
|Tier 2 Permit||Per space/per year||$1,565.89 + HST|
|Tier 3 Permit||Per space/per year||$5,364.51 + HST|
|Supplementary Permit||Per permit/per year||$60.95 + HST|
|Replacement Permit||Per permit||$34.13 + HST|
|Signs and Pavement Marking Fee||Per Car-Share Vehicle Parking Area||$413.63 + HST|
On September 14, 2009, Toronto City Council directed Transportation Services to initiate a pilot program to delineate on-street car-share vehicle parking areas (CVPAs). Since July 2010, a total of 20 on-street parking spaces, comprising of 6 locations in the downtown area, have been fully operational for the exclusive use of vehicles owned by car-share companies.
CVPAs are highly visible parking areas on the city’s right-of-way that have pavement markings delineating the size of the parking space(s) and are signed for a specific car-share company to use.
In 2012, Toronto City Council authorized the expansion of the car-share vehicle parking area program to a maximum of 40 spaces per year (10-20 CVPA locations, subject to the number of spaces at each area). Car-share Organization/Companies can submit applications to Transportation Services for the creation of additional CVPAs.