Free 2-Hour Parking Continues @DowntownGuelph but Other Rates to Rise #Guelph


Downtown hourly parking rate increases March 1     

Guelph, ON, February 17, 2016—Starting March 1, hourly downtown parking rates will go up by 25 cents to $2. This rate increase applies to downtown parking lots and City meters on Farquhar Street, Fountain Street, Delhi Street and Westmount Road. All paid meters have a two–hour maximum.

Hourly parking rates apply Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at West Parkade, East Surface, Baker Street, Macdonell Street, Wilson Street and Wyndham Street lots. Parking is generally free after 6 p.m. with the exception of special events. A flat fee of $5 is charged for special events outside of regular payment hours at West Parkade, East Parkade, East Surface and Baker Street lots.

Except during special events, a flat fee of $2 is charged at City lots on Saturdays, and parking is free at City lots on Sundays.

The hourly parking rate increase was approved by Council on December 10, 2015 as part of the City’s 2016 Tax-supported Operating Budget. The increase will help to offset rising operational costs related to downtown parking lot maintenance and administration.

All parking rates include applicable taxes.

Free two-hour parking on downtown streets continues.

Downtown on-street parking remains free with a two­–hour, once per day limit Monday to Saturday between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m.

For details about downtown parking lots and rates visit

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