free parking easter toronto 2023

You can park for free in Toronto on Easter weekend and here are the details

Drivers rejoice, as there will be (technically) free parking available all over Toronto for the 2023 Easter long weekend.

The Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement Unit announced on Thursday that it will continue its longstanding tradition of not enforcing select on-street parking by-laws over the Easter long weekend.

But that doesn't mean you can park your car wherever you want.

The temporary relaxation on enforcement will apply to rush-hour routes and posted signs indicating Monday to Friday regulations on the following days:

Pay-and-display/metered areas are a notable omission from the parking exemptions for this year's long weekend, meaning you may still have to dash to the car mid-brunch to top off that parking meter.

Parking Enforcement Officer Erin Urquhart suggests that on-street metered parking will not be enforced, though past news releases from Toronto Police have been clear to include these areas.

Anyone banking on previous years' experience with free parking on the Easter long weekend might return to find an unwelcome and costly surprise waiting on their windshield in the form of a ticket.

Police state that, other than the areas mentioned, "all other areas and parking offences will continue to be enforced."

Lead photo by

Jeremy Gilbert


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