Located in Southern Ontario on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the largest city in Canada and the provincial capital of Ontario. The historic core of the city came into British hands in the late 18th century through a settlement between the British crown and the Mississaugas of the New Credit; the initial agreement is historically known as the Toronto Purchase and remained a matter of dispute until 2010.
Toronto is in in the humid continental climate zone and its four seasons are moderated by Lake Ontario. The temperature can vary considerably from day to day, especially during colder seasons.
Parking in Toronto
Within the City of Toronto, an unsigned maximum three-hour parking limit exists on public roads unless there is signage posted indicating otherwise (eg, maximum 1 hour parking, maximum 15 minute parking, etc.)
Signs advising visitors to the city of this general, unsigned regulation are posted at the access points to the city and when exiting from a Provincial highway.
To request enforcement of the three-hour limit, call the Toronto Police Service, Parking Enforcement Unit at 416-808-6600.
What is the difference between parking, standing and stopping regulations?
The rules associated with each parking regulation are listed in order of least to most restrictive:
No Parking - motorists are only permitted to load or unload passengers or merchandise.
No Standing - motorists are only permitted to receive and discharge passengers. Typically used in the area of TTC bus stops.
No Stopping - motorists are generally not permitted to stop for any reason except to avoid a conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a constable or other police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal.
There are a plenty of garage parking options available in and around the city. One may choose to park in a garage if the parking requirement is for more than just an hour or two. Parking Garages are highly suitable for both short and long term parking requirements.
Best Parking helps you choose the best suitable parking facility for off street parking via an interactive map. Most garages are suitable options for economical long term parking. You can choose by: