Construction notice: West Parkade to close April 30

Notice date: April 12, 2018

About the project

Planned rehabilitation work at the West Parkade has identified the need for additional structural work which, to ensure safety, requires a full closure of the facility until the fall.

Parking downtown during the closure

West Parkade permit holders are being notified directly with relocation information.

Alternate casual, short-term parking is available in lots on Wyndham, Macdonell and Baker streets.

There is also free two-hour on-street parking in the downtown available once per day per vehicle.

Why close the parkade?

Every effort was made to reduce further impacts to parking in the downtown. Needed additional structural work at the West Parkade cannot be completed while maintaining public access.

Closure of the parkade is needed because:

  1. Two-way traffic cannot be safely maintained through the parkade during the work
  2. Proper curing of concrete and waterproofing requires surfaces to be undisturbed

The benefit of a full closure of the parkade is that it should speed up the overall completion of planned work by two months, restoring the parkade to full use sooner than planned.

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on

For more information

For more information about the project, or if you require this document to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Construction/project updates
Mario Petricevic, General Manager Facilities Management
Facilities Management
519-822-1260 extension 2668

Parking permits
Anna Marie O’Connell, Supervisor
Parking Operations
519-822-1260 extension 2254