Downtown Parking Increase July 1

After consulting with the community, including business and property owners in downtown Burlington, City Council approved its 10-year Downtown Parking Financial Plan and Strategy.

The parking strategy helps provide safe, affordable and convenient parking to support the various activities of shopping, business and leisure within downtown Burlington. For more information on parking in downtown Burlington, please e-mail parking@burlington.ca or call 905-335-7816.

Downtown parking locations map

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What parking rate increases are planned for downtown Burlington?
  • When do the increases take effect?
  • How do Burlington's parking rates compare with other municipalities?
  • What if I have already paid for my monthly pass? Annual pass?
  • Why increase parking rates and fees?
  • What has the city done to prepare for future parking needs?
  • Will rates increase again in 2009?
  • How many parking spaces are owned and operated by the City of Burlington?
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    What parking rate increases are planned for downtown Burlington?
    As part of the Downtown Parking Financial Plan and Strategy, City Council approved the following increases, which go into effect on July 1, 2008:

    • Hourly parking rate increase to $1.50
    • Daily parking rate increase to $12
    • Increase of 30 per cent in monthly parking rates

    When do the increases take effect?
    Parking rate increases take effect July 1, 2008.

    How do Burlington’s parking rates compare with other municipalities?
    Burlington’s metered parking rate as of July 1 is similar to that of other municipalities. The monthly and daily fees are significantly lower than those of the City of Toronto.

    What if I have already paid for my monthly pass? Annual pass?
    Monthly and yearly passes purchased on or before June 30 will not reflect the increase in rates.

    Why increase parking rates and fees?
    The parking increases support the city’s parking strategy, which aims to continue providing safe, affordable and convenient parking facilities to support activities such as shopping, business and leisure within the downtown. The increases are aimed at funding future parking needs outlined in the City of Burlington Downtown Transportation Plan, 2004 -2013.

    What has the city done to prepare for future parking needs?
    Following extensive community and stakeholder consultation that included businesses and property owners in downtown Burlington, Burlington City Council approved a 10-year Downtown Parking Financial Plan and Strategy. The strategy aims to provide for future parking needs of 950 additional parking spaces by the year 2013, requiring the addition of at least one parking garage.

    Will rates increase again in 2009?
    City Council has not provided staff with a direction to increase rates in 2009.

    How many parking spaces are owned and operated by the City of Burlington?
    The city owns and operates about 1,610 parking spaces which includes parking lots, metered parking, accessible parking spaces and loading and short-term parking spaces.

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