Parking

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Online map of downtown parking is live

Driving downtown? Check the online map to find parking lot locations, fees and hours. You can also visit 'Parking in the Downtown' on the Parking Information page for additional information such as special event parking. Parking downtown is free from 6pm to 9am Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday, Sunday and holidays. This applies to municipal lots only, and excludes private lots (eg. Waterfront Hotel), the Burlington Art Centre lot and the lot at Spencer Smith Park. You can park all day in the lots, including overnight (except during snow clearing); on street parking is limited to 3 hrs. For further information, contact parking services ...

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18 May
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5-hr on-street parking starts June 1

Beginning June 1, on-street parking throughout the city will be increased from three hours to five hours. The change was made in response to resident requests to accommodate holiday parties and family events that extend past three hours. For simplicity, council made the rule 24-7 rather than just on weekends and holidays. The only exception is on-street metered (pay) parking downtown which will remain at three hours maximum. Non-metered parking is at five hours. There is no overnight parking permitted on any street in Burlington, between 1am - 6am; there is no on-street parking allowed during snow removal activities. In downtown Burlington, overnight...

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17 April
  |   Downtown & Waterfront, Parking   |   3 Comments

Survey results: Free parking a success, with areas to improve

The survey results are in, and overall residents and businesses believe the FreeP! in December program was a success. But there are areas to improve. 278 people took the survey including 182 residents, 52 businesses, 27 patrons and 14 people who work downtown. Highlights include: * 223 respondents (80%) said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the program. * 47% of businesses said their customers told them they loved FreeP! and came downtown because of it. However, 42% of customers also said they found it more difficult to find a parking space. 20% said it made no difference to their decision to...

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05 March
  |   Parking   |   13 Comments

Treating free employee parking as a taxable benefit

City staff currently receive free parking downtown, and a contribution is made to the Downtown Parking Reserve Fund each year for the value of that parking, calculated at $217k this year. Employees have the choice of free parking, or a free monthly transit pass, and some employees choose the transit pass. A contribution is made to transit for the value of those passes, calculated at $16k this year. The transit pass is treated as a taxable benefit for those employees who receive it, but the free parking benefit at the moment is not treated as a taxable benefit. At the budget meeting,...

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05 March
  |   Ask the Councillor, Parking   |   No comment

Ask the Councillor: Parking at 399 Elizabeth St.

Resident J.M. asks: The city I believe monitors the parking at the back of 399 Elizabeth St, and issues tickets for unpaid/expired parking. I realize that the city gains revenue from this but do we have no say in charges? The hourly fee is $4, twice the city rate and the fine is a whopping $75, again twice city rates. Why do we do this for the property owner at these excessive/unfair rates? The city should have no part in this! Response: The city enters into agreements with a number of private parking lots; we provide enforcement, and the ticket revenue pays...

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05 March

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