On/Off Street Parking
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On/Off Street Parking

Traffic Operations is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 4,355 municipal parking spaces distributed as follows: 

  • 1,456 on street, parking-meter locations 
  • 29 off street parking lots comprising 1,449 parking spaces
  • 3 municipal garages providing 1,450 parking spaces 

Meter Fees and Hours

  • The fee for parking at parking meter locations is $1.75/hour and is enforced Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parking after hours or on Sundays and holidays is free.  Payment is by coin, $0.25, $1.00, $2.00 and token in the University of Windsor area.  All coins are accepted in other areas.  A pilot project which also allows for credit card payment was implemented on Wyandotte Street East from Lincoln to Devonshire.  This ends on December 31, 2016. 

War Veterans:

  • Currently, for an indefinite time period, all war veterans with a poppy on their licence plate or any other such demarcation will be permitted to park free of charge at any parking meter location or municipal lot for the maximum time specified on the meter or in the lot. (e.g. 2 hours maximum).

Overweight vehicles:

  • Vehicles in excess of 3,000 kg/6,613 lbs may not be parked on City streets between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m..  Overweight vehicles must be parked on private property or left at the place of employment.

Vehicles of any type may not be parked in the downtown area between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. since this period is used to clean the streets and remove snow.  Vehicles that need to be parked in the downtown area may be parked in a City owned lot for a flat fee of $2.00 from 6:00 p.m. until midnight.  There is no charge from midnight until 8:00 a.m.  Vehicles may also be parked in a private parking lot.

Traffic Operations Division
1266 McDougall Street
Windsor, Ontario
N8X 3M7
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call (519) 255-6248.
Email: 311@citywindsor.ca