On-street parking restrictions may be temporarily lifted

Update May 25, 2018: Council approved the motion to temporarily lift parking restrictions just outside the downtown, allowing for all-day parking on residential streets.

May 9, 2018 – On Monday, May 14, 2018, City Council will consider a motion to temporarily lift the parking restriction streets just outside the downtown to allow all day on-street parking.

This motion is part of the City’s plan to address the downtown parking shortage which has resulted from the closure of the West Parkade and Wilson Street parking lot.

If this motion is approved, it would create 145-175 spots for all-day parking by temporarily changing some no parking or two-hour on-street parking restrictions to allow all day on-street parking.

Prior to considering this motion, the City implemented a number of actions including:

  • Free evening and weekend parking in downtown lots
  • Public parking in the Elizabeth Street lot with shuttle service to and from the Old Quebec Street Shoppes
  • Increased public parking on Surrey Street
  • West Parkade permit holder relocation to other City-owned lots

Downtown parking options

In addition, the City looked at a number of possible locations to add parking spaces in and around the downtown including renting empty space from private owners for public use. At this time the City has been unable to secure additional lot space.

Would this change be permanent?

The change to parking restrictions would be temporary while construction is taking place. The City anticipates on-street parking will revert back to the existing conditions upon completion of the construction.

Comments and delegations

If you wish to provide information and express your view in relation to this matter, you have two options.

  1. Submit a written comment to Council (appears as part of the meeting agenda)
  2. Register to delegate at the Council meeting

To submit a written comment or register to delegate, visit guelph.ca/delegate. Comments and requests to delegate must be received by Monday, May 14 at 10 a.m.

Downtown temporary parking map

For more information

West Parkade repairs/parking
Jamie Zettle, Program Manager, Parking
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2590

Comments and delegation
City Clerk’s Office
1 Carden Street, Guelph
TTY 519-826-9771