Expect a $100 fine if you park illegally near Mississauga’s waterfront on Canada Day weekend


Published June 30, 2022 at 2:27 pm


People planning to spend time at Mississauga’s waterfront on Canada Day weekend are reminded that they’ll take an extra-big hit to the wallet if they park illegally.

City of Mississauga officials say illegal parkers will be hit with $100 fines, more than double the penalty they’d face in some cases at other times of the year.

Parking fines are increased in the area south of Lakeshore Rd. in Mississauga every spring and summer.

The annual fine hike–which significantly increases the usual penalty ($30 to $55)–takes effect each May 1 and continues until Sept. 30.

“If you’re thinking of visiting Mississauga’s waterfront this spring and summer to enjoy its parks, trails and amenities, you need to know that fines for parking and stopping violations will increase to $100,” the City said in a news release back in the spring.

Fines have been upped in an effort to reduce traffic congestion and illegal parking, officials say.

“The waterfront areas become busy during the spring and summer months and draw thousands of residents and visitors. This increase in traffic impacts neighbourhood safety and access for emergency service vehicles,” they added in the earlier release.

The increased fines apply on local roads and in City parks and municipal parking lots south of Lakeshore Rd., from the city’s eastern border to Meadow Wood Rd. in the west.

Tickets for parking violations occurring between 2 and 6 a.m. are exempt from the increased fines, and will remain at the regular fine amounts.

To provide more parking in the area, the City has secured parking agreements with Port Credit Secondary School and the Brian J. Fleming Adult Education Centre. Parking at these locations is free during evenings and weekends throughout the school year and all summer long.

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