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Paid Parking Effective June 1, 2011

Mar 31, 2011

Mississauga City Council approved a parking rate of $1 per hour and free parking after 6 p.m. and on weekends for the Civic Centre, Central Library and Living Arts Centre parking garages, effective June 1, 2011.

“The City of Mississauga is doing its part to find solutions to manage parking demand in our growing downtown,” said Geoff Wright, director, Transportation Project Office. “The City is focused on continuing to implement a parking strategy and encouraging more sustainable transportation options that reduce single occupant vehicle travel.”

Parking rates for the Civic Centre, Central Library and Living Arts Centre are as follows:
· Hourly: $1
· Daily: $6
· Evenings after 6 p.m. and weekends: Free
· Monthly: $65
· Multi-Visit Cards*: 8/$40, 16/$60, 24/$80 and 32/$100
· Free parking with a valid Accessible Parking Permit
· Overnight parking is not available in these facilities

*Multi-Visit Cards can be used as a parking pass for up to the number of visits purchased

On-street paid parking will continue at the current rate of $1 per hour with a maximum overnight rate of $5. In addition, a 15 minute drop-off/pick-up location at the west entrance to Central Library will be available to visitors free of charge.

A follow up report to review paid parking in the downtown will be presented in early 2012. Paid parking fees will also be in effect at municipal lots including the Hazel McCallion Campus of Sheridan College, scheduled to open in September 2011.

For more information about paid parking, visit www.mississauga.ca/parking, call 905-615-4400 or email paid.parking@mississauga.ca.

Background

On February 11, 2009, Council endorsed the “Parking Strategy for Mississauga City Centre: Final Report”.  The strategy recommended implementing paid parking at municipal facilities in the Downtown to establish an economic value for parking, demonstrate civic leadership regarding the use of parking pricing to encourage more sustainable transportation options, remove the cost of parking from the cost of building use and contribute to the capital and operating cost recovery of parking investments.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

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