Parking in Collingwood

NOTICE - Paid Parking in Downtown Collingwood will resume on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Paid parking will be strictly enforced at all Municipal Lots and on Downtown streets.

Parking enforcement ensures safety, traffic flow, emergency vehicle access, and parking space availability as services begin to reopen and normal traffic patterns resume.

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

  • 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 attending, in person, at the office indicated below (Contact Us). You or your agent must bring in the original Parking Infraction Notice / Notice of Impending Conviction. For your convenience and to save time, you may call the office in advance for an appointment. 

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.