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Paid Parking Begins Today

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 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.

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 2012.

On February 11, 2009, Council endorsed the “Parking Strategy for Mississauga City Centre: Final Report.” For more information about paid parking, visit, call 905-615-4400 or email                           

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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