Parking in Collingwood

The goals of parking enforcement are to improve road safety, allow emergency vehicle access, ensure traffic flow and parking turnover, as well as improve accessibility. Knowing where and when you can park in Collingwood will help you avoid getting a Parking Infraction Notice. For more information on the Town's parking rules, please view the Town's Parking By-law.  View our interactive parking map below which shows the many parking options in Collingwood.

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2021 Holiday Parking

“Gift it Forward! - Ticket Campaign” (November 29 - December 10, 2021)

The Town invites anyone who has received a parking ticket (with the exception of fire route and accessible parking violations) between Monday, November 29 and Friday, December 10, 2021 to pay the fine amount by donating a new children’s toy or nonperishable food item(s) that is of equal or greater value than the ticket.

Examples of parking tickets that may be paid with a donation include: overnight parking, failing to pay for parking, and parking/stopping in area prohibited by sign.

Toys / food can be donated by attending Town Hall during current operating hours – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. All items collected will be distributed to local charitable organizations over the Holiday Season.

To be eligible to participate:

  • The ticket must be issued between November 29 and December 10, 2021.
  • The ticket can be any parking violation, except for fire route and accessible parking violations.
  • The toy / food items must be of equal or greater value of the set fine amount indicated on the parking ticket.
  • The toy must be new, unwrapped and in its original packaging.
  • Food must be nonperishable and unopened.
  • The item’s receipt and parking ticket must be presented at time of donation.
  • The donation must be received in person at Town Hall before 12:00 p.m. on December 13, 2021

Free Holiday Parking (December 13, 2021 - January 3, 2022)

The Town of Collingwood will be offering free Holiday Parking from Monday, December 13, 2021 to Monday, January 3, 2022.

Please note: For long term parking needs (over 3 hours) in Downtown Collingwood, individuals are asked to park in the designated municipal parking lots. By-law staff will issue tickets to vehicles parked longer than 3 hours on Hurontario Street.

Know The Difference: No Parking, No Standing, No Stopping

No Parking 

The Highway Traffic Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8 ("HTA") defines “park” or “parking” as the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when standing temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers. 

What That Means 

Motorists are only permitted to load or unload passengers or merchandise.   

No Standing 

The HTA defines “stand” or “standing” as the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers. 

What That Means 

Motorists are only permitted to receive and discharge passengers. 

No Stopping 

The HTA defines “stop” or “stopping” as the halting of a vehicle, even momentarily, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal. 

What That Means 

Motorists are generally not permitted to stop for any reason except to avoid a conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a constable or other police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal. 

Delivery & Courier Vehicles 

Where parking is prohibited, motorists may stop while actively engaged in loading/unloading passengers and/or merchandise. However, motorists should not leave their vehicles unattended if going into a building. Otherwise, couriers and delivery vehicles are subject to the same rules and regulations as other motorists, as set out in the Town's Parking By-laws.