Mississauga officially increases fines for illegal parking in city’s waterfront area
If you park illegally near a waterfront area in Mississauga, you could face a hefty fine.
On April 21, council approved a city staff report calling for increased fines for motorists who park illegally in parts of the city that sit near Lake Ontario.
Motorists who park illegally in Mississauga's newly designated “Lakefront Increased Penalty Zone” can receive tickets of $100 for parking, standing and stopping infractions.
Prior to council approving the increase, those who parked their vehicles illegally faced fines between $30 and $55.
The change will not apply to overnight (2 am to 6 am) parking infractions.
According to the city, fines will be issued to offenders on local roadways and in city parks and municipal parking lots south of Lakeshore Road from the east city limits to Meadow Wood Road.
They will be issued between May 1 and September 30--the period where more and more people visit the city’s waterfront.
The city says fines are being increased to help reduce traffic congestion and illegal parking in waterfront areas.
"During the spring and summer months, these areas become congested with parked cars along roadways as residents and visitors are drawn to the waterfront parks, trails and amenities," the city said in a news release.
The city says it has secured parking agreements with local schools in the area to accommodate residents who are travelling to the lakeshore area by car.
Motorists can park at Port Credit Secondary School (70 Mineola Rd. E.).
People might also be able to park at the Brian J. Fleming Adult Education Centre (870 Queen St. W.) if/when the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board receives an application from the city.
“At this time, the City has not submitted a formal application to the DPCDSB for a permit for this purpose,” a board spokesperson said in an email to insauga.com.
The additional parking is free and available on evenings and weekends during the school year and throughout the summer.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated to include new information from the DPCDSB
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