Parking Considerations

Temporary Parking Permits (Parking Considerations)

A temporary parking permit allows parking on the un-signed portion of a City street beyond the Parking By-Law limits.

Residents may request up to 14 short term temporary parking permits in a calendar year per municipal address, with a 5 day maximum per consideration.

Parking beyond the five-hour limit is allowed for the following statutory holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • Family Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Victoria Day
  • Canada Day
  • Civic Holiday
  • Labour Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day

On street parking is prohibited year-round (including statutory holidays) between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Types of Parking Permits:


Validity (from date of issue)

Number of Vehicles


Approval time


Short Term Temporary Residential *

1 - 5 days

Maximum of 5

Overnight guests, driveway repairs, funerals, parties.
License plate numbers for each vehicle required.

Same day
where prohibited parking signs are not present.

No Fee

Long Term Residential

More than 5 days

Maximum of 5

For extended visitor stays, driveway repairs, renovations, etc. 
License plate numbers for each vehicle required.

1-3 days
Depending on parking signs or if an inspection of the proposed area is required.

$64.00 + HST ($72.32)



No maximum

For large commercial renovations, parking lot resurfacing, underground garage sweeping, parking lot resurfacing.

1-3 days
Area is subject to inspection.

$128.00 + HST ($144.64)

Blanket Residential

Greater than 5 days

No maximum

For large residential renovations, etc.

Within 2 weeks
Area is subject to inspection.

$64.00 + HST ($72.32)

* Maximum of 14 per calendar year for a municipal address.
Please Note: Temporary permits where parking signs are present require approval from both Parking Enforcement and Traffic Operations. The proposed area will require inspection to ensure that safety requirements are met. Approval time: within two (2) weeks.

Residents can have up to 14 short-term temporary parking permits in a year per address, with a five day maximum for five cars where there are no prohibited parking signs.  If parking signs are present, please contact 311 - Parking Enforcement and Traffic Operations will inspect the street to ensure that safety requirements are met.

How to request short-term temporary parking where no parking signs are present:

  • Apply online
  • Call 3-1-1 or 905-615-4311 (from outside city limits) from Monday to Friday between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Call 905-615-3000 for dispatch (evenings/ weekends/ holidays). Please note that Dispatch will only issue Short Term Temporary Permits

Temporary Parking Requests may be cancelled at any time for weather conditions or emergency situations. This service is offered free of charge and can be approved the same day. Long term requests can be made by calling 311. 

Temporary parking is not available to:

  • Heavy vehicles 3,000 kg or more
  • Vehicles without license plates
  • Vehicles with expired license plate stickers
  • Trailers that are not attached to motor vehicles
  • Vehicles displaying “For Sale” signs
  • Vehicles that are not mechanically functional
  • School buses and commercial coaches

Parking Permits may be temporarily cancelled due to winter maintenance operations or other emergency situations.