Downtown parking lots and rates

Parking map


Parking rates

Location Rate per hour or part thereof
East parkade
East surface parking lot
Fountain lot
Macdonell Street parking lot
Market Parkade
West Parkade
  • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.:  $3 per hour, $30 maximum per day
  • Saturday: $3 per day or $5.50 special event
  • Evenings and Sundays: Free or $5.50 special event
  • Lost ticket: $26.20
Market Parkade bicycle parking $40 Flat fee yearly
On-street parking downtown
  • Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Free, 2 hour limit, once per day
  • Sunday: Free
On-street metered parking Daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.: $3 per hour, minimum purchase 50 cents

Vehicles with parking permits must be in designated areas with the permits showing.

Do not leave a vehicle parked for more than 18 consecutive hours in Guelph parking lots or more than 48 consecutive hours in the East or West parkades.

About metered parking

Meters accept coins (no pennies please)

When a meter expires it will show 0:00 and you have a 30-minute courtesy period. A meter showing no numbers means the courtesy period has ended and your 2 hour parking time has ended. After that, you must move your vehicle.

Event parking downtown

Event parking is available at the following locations for $5.50 upon entry.

Parking lot Payment options
Macdonell lot (34 Macdonell Street) Credit card and debit card (Visa, Mastercard, America Express)
Market Parkade (10 Wilson Street) Cash, debit card and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, America Express)
West Parkade (110 Macdonell Street) Cash, debit card and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, America Express)
East Parkade (146 Macdonell Street) Debit card and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, America Express)
East surface lot (146 Macdonell Street) Cash and credit card (Visa, Mastercard, America Express)

Note: When there are no events, payment is required between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday in these parking lots. The rate is $3 per hour.

For more information

Parking Services
519-822-1260 extension 2888
[email protected]