Parking in Collingwood

Know where and when you can park in the Town to ensure public safety and traffic flow and to avoid a parking infraction notice (parking ticket). The Parking By-law outlines how the Town of Collingwood monitors town-wide parking to ensure the public’s safety, manage traffic flow and maintain community standards.

Anyone displaying a valid Accessible Parking Permit or having a valid Ontario Veteran Licence Plate is exempt from paying to park in any municipal parking area.  

Our interactive parking map shows the many parking options in Collingwood:

Interactive Parking Map

Parking in Historic Downtown Collingwood

The Town of Collingwood currently requires visitors, shoppers, merchants, and employees who live, work and play in beautiful downtown Collingwood to pay for parking. This system is in place to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy Collingwood’s historic downtown.

Our downtown parking map shows the various options for parking downtown:

Historic Downtown Collingwood Parking Map

The Town of Collingwood has added an app-based parking payment option in Downtown Collingwood since September 2020. Parking passes, pay and display, and coin operated payment methods will continue to be available in Downtown Collingwood. This app-based, online-based payment option will enhance the user experience and reduce interactions and touchpoints through the pandemic and beyond.

Paying for parking online for Downtown Collingwood will be available in one of two different methods:

  1. Download the HotSpot Parking App and pay by credit card (
  2. Scan the NFC/QR code on the parking signs and pay through Apple Pay or Google Pay

How to use the Hotspot Parking App:

  1. Download the HotSpot Parking App from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Create an account with your mobile phone number or email address.
  3. Park anywhere you see HotSpot Parking App signs and decals.
  4. Pay for your parking session from your phone.
  5. Extend your time remotely if you’d like to stay longer.
  6. Receive digital copies of your parking receipts through the app.

For more information, please preview our Hotspot video:

    Downtown Parking Fees have not changed: 

    • Parking on Hurontario Street is currently $1.00 per hour (maximum of 3 hours).
    • Metered street and municipal lot parking is currently $0.75 per hour (no maximum).
    • Monthly parking passes for the municipal parking lots may be purchased at Town Hall at a rate of $52.00 a month or a yearly pass for $520.00. Complete the Parking Permit Application Form.
    • The Town of Collingwood offers FREE municipal parking on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays as well as after 6:00 PM during the week.

    Overnight Parking: December 1 to March 31 

    Parking is prohibited in Collingwood on all streets between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM, from December 1 each year until March 31 in the following year. This is strictly enforced to assist the Public Works Department's snow clearing and winter operations.   

    Any vehicle parked or left standing during this period may be removed. Any expense incurred for such removal may be charged to and collected from the owner of the offending vehicle.

    A vehicle may be permitted to park overnight in any municipal parking lot provided the owner of the vehicle has a valid Overnight Parking Permit (issued by the Town of Collingwood) and it is displayed and visible within the vehicle at all times. Complete the Parking Permit Application Form.

    Parking Enforcement

    The goals of parking enforcement are to improve road safety, allow emergency vehicle access, ensure traffic flow and improve accessibility. Parking enforcement includes visibility of Parking Enforcement Officers who can be found out and about in the community, in the streets, and in your neighbourhood, providing education, conducting inspections and issuing tickets when necessary. Collingwood Parking Enforcement Officers and the Ontario Provincial Police perform enforcement related duties 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.     
    The By-law Services Division is responsible for the enforcement of the Town of Collingwood’s Parking, Fire Route and Idling by-laws. We respond to parking concerns in residential areas, commercial plazas and schools.

    Disputing a Parking Infraction Notice

    Individuals may contest/dispute a Parking Infraction Notice / Notice of Impending Conviction that has been issued to them by emailing Please include the ticket number, licence plate, your full name and address and indicate the reason for the dispute. A By-Law officer will respond within 1 business day.

    If a resolution cannot be made through the First Attendance process, you or your agent may attend court by completing a Notice of Intention to Appear.

    Paid Parking at Sunset Point Park & Princeton Shores

    The 2020 Paid Parking Pilot Project at Sunset Point Park and Princeton Shores has concluded and staff are working on a report to Council.