There are many reasons why the City has parking meters. One of the main reasons is to keep the traffic flowing in the downtown core, allowing for a constant turnover of parking availability for incoming motorists. We encourage people to shop and visit the downtown core, and the parking meters allow people to visit their particular venue of choice, by providing accessible parking spaces on the street.
The time restraints on parking meters encourages motorists to move their vehicles within a prescribed time period, thus preventing motorists from abusing parking privileges and allowing for a constant turnover of parking availability for arriving visitors to a place of business.
Various parking meters accept quarters and dollar coins depending on the location of the meter. The meters are in operation during the following times:
Monday through Saturday - 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sundays and statutory holidays - free parking
The Bylaw Enforcement Department monitors the City's enforcement of all parking bylaws.