Who's Responsible for What?

No-Stopping, No-Standing and No-Parking Zones: 

Parking in designated "No-Stopping, No-Standing and No-Parking" zones, including areas marked for fire hydrants, loading zones and emergency access points, is strictly prohibited.

These zones are critical for public safety and emergency response.

Exemptions for Accessibility Parking Permits:

It's important to note that vehicles displaying valid accessibility parking permits are exempt from certain parking rules to ensure equitable access for individuals with disabilities. These permits allow parking in designated disabled parking spaces, even in areas with time restrictions. However, using these exemptions responsibly and only under the permit's guidelines is crucial.

If you have a valid accessibility parking permit, ensure it is visibly displayed and park responsibly per the permit's terms. Your cooperation helps create an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone in Toronto Centre.

For more information on accessibility parking permits and their exemptions, please visit the City’s website


Accessible Parking Spaces:

Parking in designated accessible parking spaces without a valid permit is not only illegal but also hampers accessibility for individuals with disabilities. These spaces are reserved to accommodate those who require special consideration.

Blocking Driveways and Laneways:

Illegally parking in front of driveways and laneways hinders residents' access to their properties and local traffic. Respecting private driveways and local laneways is essential to ensure unobstructed passage.

Sidewalk Parking:

Parking on sidewalks creates obstacles for pedestrians, particularly those with mobility challenges. Sidewalks are designed for safe walking, and any obstruction threatens the well-being of our community.

Expired Meters and Time Limits:

Exceeding parking meter time limits or staying beyond authorized durations in time-limited zones can lead to fines. Adhering to posted time restrictions ensures fair access to parking spaces for everyone.

Double Parking:

Double parking, where a vehicle stops alongside another parked vehicle, disrupts traffic flow and poses hazards. It impedes the smooth movement of vehicles and emergency services.

Parking in Bicycle Lanes:

Parking in designated bicycle lanes is prohibited. These lanes are crucial for the safety of cyclists, and obstructing them poses risks to both cyclists and drivers. Be mindful of bike lane markings and avoid parking in these dedicated spaces.

Residential Permit Violations:

Parking in areas designated for residents with permits without the appropriate authorization is a violation. Residential permit zones are established to prioritize parking for residents.


Making Changes to Parking Regulations

Sometimes, the in-force parking regulations no longer meet residents' needs. My office proactively reviews and amends parking regulations to advance Vision Zero and optimize parking, traffic, and transit conditions. Residents can request parking and traffic regulation changes online at

Parking can be a highly sensitive local issue. If you are requesting a major change, such as permit parking, this will require a petition of a majority of the households on the street(s). Please contact our office so we can give you the correct wording for your petition and tell you which households on the street should be petitioned. It is important that the wording is correct to make sure that everyone who signs a petition understands what they agree to and to ensure that staff have a clear understanding of how to turn the petition into the correct language for a by-law.

City Council has delegated enacting of most parking regulations to community councils; Ward 13 falls within the Toronto and East York Community Council.

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