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Toronto Police Loosening Parking Bylaws Over Easter Weekend & Here's What You Need To Know

On-street parking will be a lot easier.

Toronto Staff Writer
Downtown Toronto traffic on Queen Street West.

Downtown Toronto traffic on Queen Street West.

If you're planning to visit friends and family in Toronto for Easter but don't know where to park, stress not, because you'll have more options this weekend.

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit announced on April 13 that it would not be enforcing several on-street parking bylaws over the holidays.

Police said that pay-and-display metered areas, rush-hour routes and posted signs indicating Monday to Friday regulations will not be enforced.

The temporary relief will be in effect on the following dates:

  • Good Friday, April 15, 2022
  • Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Easter Monday, April 18, 2022

However, it's worth noting that all other areas and parking offences will continue to be enforced.

In case you're forgetting how seriously parking is taken in Toronto, last month, a Parking Enforcement and Bicycle Patrol officer handed out $450 worth of fines in just a couple of minutes.

Officer Erin Urquhart said she came across three vehicles parked in the bike lane on Adelaide Street West on March 9. Not a single driver was in sight, and Urquhart said cyclists were trying to navigate around the illegally parked cars, each of which was given a $150 ticket.

It's probably also worth noting that parking in a bike lane will still get you in trouble even with the loosened enforcement this weekend. So don't think that you'll get a free pass because it's Easter.

Hopefully, the initiative will help to make it easier for visitors to enjoy the 6ix over the holiday.

    Patrick John Gilson
    Toronto Staff Writer
    Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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