Drivers will quickly not be capable of park freed from cost on Toronto streets throughout statutory holidays.
The Toronto Police Service (TPS) introduced that as of Feb. 19, 2024, officers will start imposing on-street paid parking on particular dates.
In a information launch, a TPS spokesperson wrote that the parking enforcement unit didn’t implement paid on-street parking on stat holidays up to now as a result of bylaws and operational decisions, noting that the change is a response to “the evolving wants of our rising metropolis, the place the demand for parking has considerably elevated.”
Moreover, TPS says town wants curb area to honour streetcar corridors, bike lanes, CaféTO, and different infrastructure developments.
“This alteration pertains to on-street parking solely, enforced by the Toronto Police Service’s Parking Enforcement Unit,” a spokesperson wrote.
“That is an operational resolution made by TPS, who implement on-street parking. Traditionally, it has been a follow to not implement, however there aren’t any bylaws that explicitly exempt statutory holidays from enforcement, and this variation aligns with current bylaws that allow enforcement on these days.”
On-street parking charges are managed by and picked up for the Metropolis of Toronto.