Parking Simplified.

We’ve upgraded our technology and streamlined our regulations.

No vouchers. No confusion about if the space you chose is free or paid. 

Paid parking is now just three lots and 12 single-space meters for all-day parking in the heart of the core.  Pay by plate or use Whoosh! mobile pay to top up your stay as long as you need.

All free parking operates the same, on- or off-street: just park and walk away (but come back before your time is up!).

Parking in Galt

Street Parking

Most on-street parking has a 2-hour time limit Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., outside of posted hours and any areas that don’t have posted signs are still limited to 3 hours by the City wide parking limit.  Overnight on-street parking is not permitted in the Galt Core Area.

Parking Lots

For the period of June 24 to November 1, 2019, most paid parking in the Galt core has been converted to 2 hour free parking as per Council Resolution 19-129 to support businesses during the Main Street Reconstruction.

During the reconstruction paid parking will only be available at the 6 single space meters in the Water Street North Lot, the other parking lots are free with time limits of 1, 2 or 12 hours. Free weekend overnight parking is available in many lots and weeknight guests can buy overnight parking in paid lots.  Monthly parking permits are available. For specific parking information during this period see the 2019 Galt Temporary Parking Regulations Map.

For the permenant lot by lot regulations and parking rates see the Galt parking map.

Parking in Preston

Street Parking

Most on-street parking has a 2-hour time limit Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., outside of posted hours and any areas that don’t have posted signs are still limited to 3 hours by the City-wide parking limit.  Overnight on-street parking is not permitted in the Preston Core Area

Parking Lots

Preston has one paid parking lot as well as six single-space meters, three 2-hour lots and one 12-hour lot. Free weekend overnight parking is available in many lots and weeknight guests can buy overnight parking in the paid lot. Monthly parking permits are also available.

For lot by lot regulations and parking rates see the Preston parking map.

 

Parking During King Street Reconstruction

The reconstruction of King Street is a significant revitalization project for the Preston Core Area during which the road remains open but parking in the construction zone will be unavailable.  An overview of parking during the project was presented on April 1st at the construction open house, you can now view the presentation boards.

To facilitate better parking flexibility the Westminster Drive Lot has been extended to 3 hour free parking as of Wednesday April 17 until the end of Novemeber.  Current parking regulations are shown on the Phase 1 Parking Map. Check back for the most up to date parking information.

The reconstruction project began on April 8, 2019 and is expected to be completed in Fall 2020.  For information on the overall project see the Region's project page, new links are added throughout the project.

 

Parking in Hespeler

Street Parking

Most on-street parking has a 2-hour time limit Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., outside of posted hours and any areas that don’t have posted signs are still limited to 3 hours by the City wide parking limit.  Overnight on-street parking is not permitted in the Hespeler Core Area.

Parking Lots

Hespeler has three free parking lots with time limits of 2 and 12 hours. Paid parking in Hespeler is still under review however the 12-hour St James Church Lot is conveniently located just a block from the centre of the core. Free weekend overnight parking is available in two lots and limited weeknight exemptions can be requested in advance by calling 519-623-1340 x 4217 in the absence of paid overnight parking.

For lot by lot regulations and parking rates see the Hespeler parking map.

 Paid Parking

Need to park all day, all night or all week?

Paid parking is available in Galt and Preston beginning at $1/hour with discounted daily and weekly rates.

Paid Parking in Cambridge is in the form of Pay by Plate lots and single space meters with Whoosh! mobile pay available in all paid zones

 

Methods of Payment

Coins - accepted at all Pay By Plate stations and single space parking meters

Visa & MasterCard - accepted at all Pay by Plate stations and through the Whoosh! Mobile Pay App

Visa/MasterCard Debit - accepted through the Whoosh! Mobile Pay App only

 How to Pay by Plate

See the instruction manual to learn how to use the City's Pay by Plate machines.

Pro tip: keep a picture of your licence plate in your phone.

 How to Pay by Mobile

Download the Whoosh! app through Google Play and the Apple App Store or try the online version.

See the instruction manual to learn how to use the app.

Need help registering? Here are details for registering the app on your phone or tablet or the desktop version on your computer. 

 Parking Permits

The City offers parking permits downtown for residents and core area workers.

Visit Parking Permits to find out how to get one.

Visit the Core Area Parking Review page for more background on this project.