You can park for free anywhere in Toronto this Canada Day, but there’s a catch

The Canada Day long weekend officially kicks off tomorrow, with Toronto bound to be bustling with people ready to hit the beach, watch fireworks (but only at some of the usual spots) and enjoy summer heat with an extra day off.

With so many people flocking to the city, it’s always a little tricky to find a parking space for an out-of-towner, but Toronto police have some good news: they won’t be issuing tickets for violations. usual downtown parking spots.

The force said in a statement this week that for the duration of Canada Day itself on Friday, July 1, parking enforcement will not serve parking violations in rush hour routes. – which include major roads, including Queen Street West in the morning and/or evening rush hour windows – and posted signs indicating normal Monday-Friday regulations.

But, motorists should remember that all other parking regulations will still apply, and also that they won’t get a break on the above until Friday, with the usual weekday rules back in place for Monday.

Authorities just resumed enforcing all of their parking regulations on Monday, including city rush hour regulations, for the first time since parking enforcement was eased earlier in the health crisis.

“With the return of pre-pandemic traffic volumes to the city, the resumption of traffic signal and intersection enforcement and routine peak hour parking activities are necessary to keep motorists and pedestrians safe. pedestrians,” the Toronto Police Service wrote in a statement last week. on the many ways they will try to reduce traffic congestion with a new targeted campaign.

“Enforcing these bylaws will help keep our city moving and make it easier to get people to where they are going, hopefully with as little disruption as possible. Members of the public are encouraged to do their part by complying with the code. of the road that helps us all navigate our city both safely and efficiently.”

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