Jul 04, 2011
Today, paid parking is in effect with rates set at a $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 in downtown Mississauga.
City staff have worked hard to find solutions to managing parking demand in our growing
downtown, said Geoff Wright, director, Transportation Project Office. We are
focused on continuing to implement a parking strategy and encouraging more sustainable
transportation options that reduce single occupant vehicle travel.
Wright explained parking rates for the Civic Centre, Central Library and Living Arts Centre are
· 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
Hourly and daily rates can be paid for using the Pay and Display machines located throughout
the garages (identified through signage every 8-10 spaces apart). Permits and Multi-Visit Cards
are for sale at the Cashiers Counter on the ground floor of Civic Centre.
Paid parking will also be in effect at municipal lots including the Hazel McCallion Campus of
Sheridan College, scheduled to open in September 2011.
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
On February 11, 2009, Council endorsed the Parking Strategy for Mississauga City Centre: Final
Report. For more information about paid parking, visit www.mississauga.ca/parking, call 905-615-4400 or
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Public Affairs Consultant