Street use requests
We are limiting the number of street use requests granted in commercial areas from December 7, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
With an expected increase in demand for street space during the holiday period, these restrictions will be in place to support businesses.
Parking meters prevent drivers from parking too long in one place. This encourages more frequent turnover of parking spaces, so business patrons and visitors can find parking.
You can request a review of parking meters in your area to add meters or remove meters.
If you're a business owner, speak with your Business Improvement Area first if there are no existing meters in your area, or your business is located outside of meter zone boundaries.
We only remove meters when they block the visibility of motorists.
How we review your request
If you want meters to be added or removed, we will:
- Investigate whether there is demand for short-term parking
- Verify if the area is located in an approved meter zone
- Send your request for approval
- If approved, install or remove meters
Read the Parking Meter Bylaw
A temporary special zone permit allows you to reserve metered or restricted parking spaces for:
- Moving trucks
- Service work