Waterfront parking fines doubled to $100 in Mississauga

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Published April 28, 2022 at 3:26 pm

Waterfront parking fines doubled to $100 in Mississauga

Motorists who park illegally in Mississauga’s waterfront neighbourhoods this spring and summer are going to be hit with $100 fines, more than double the current penalty in some cases.

City of Mississauga officials say the annual fine hike–which significantly increases the current penalty (of between $30 to $55)–takes effect this Sunday (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.

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 add.

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.

“The City is committed to keeping Mississauga’s waterfront neighbourhoods safe, attractive and accessible for residents and visitors to enjoy,” City officials say. “Those visiting Mississauga’s waterfront must park in permitted areas only within parks or adjacent neighbourhoods. If the parking lot is full, consider exploring one of the city’s other 500 parks. Those visiting the area are also encouraged to consider walking, cycling or taking transit.”

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