Paid parking is in effect, seasonally, 7 days a week at Sunset Point Park, Princeton Shores, Harbourlands and Millennium Park between the hours of 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and at the Collingwood Harbour from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from the Friday before the Victoria Day holiday until Thanksgiving Holiday Monday.
Registration for 2024 is expected to open in April 2024.
Non-Resident permits are also available to purchase for the season thorugh HotSpot, Town Hall or the Centennial Aquatics Centre.
Step-by-step instructions to apply for and obtain your permits can be found in our guides.
If you are registering for the first time, use the buttons below to download the HotSpot app or use your browser to create a HotSpot account online.
Parking rates are $10/hour with a daily max of $50.
Generally, daily parking fees can be paid in 3 ways:
- using the HotSpot Parking App;
- scanning NFC/QR Code on the parking signs and paying through credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay; or,
- using the parking pay stations located throughout the area.
- The angled parking spaces adjacent to the playground and the Huron Street Parking Lot are dedicated as resident only parking. These parking areas are available 7 days a week on a first come first served basis for Collingwood residents only with a valid resident parking permit.
- Residents can park for free in any parking area at Sunset Point Park with a valid resident parking permit.
- Two parking spaces are reserved for short-term parking for customers of The Chipper (20 minute maximum).
- Visitors can park in any authorized parking areas other than lots signed for Residents Only
- The parking lot adjacent to the tennis courts is reserved for Collingwood residents only. This lot is available 7 days a week on a first come first served basis for Collingwood residents only with a valid resident parking permit.
- On-street paid parking is available on both sides of Princeton Shores Blvd. between Hwy 26 W and Princeton Shores Boulevard for visitors.
Vehicles will be permitted to park in certain authorized areas along Heritage Drive, the gravel parking lot adjacent to the Collingwood Grain Elevators as well as the 20 or so parking spaces along the outer perimeter of the cul-de-sac at the north end of Heritage Drive
- To ensure maximum operation of the Harbour Parking Lot, vehicles without boat trailers will be restricted to the authorized parking areas along the outer perimeter of the parking lot;
- The inner area of the Harbour Parking Lot will be limited to vehicles with boat trailers
Paid parking is in effect 7 days a week at Sunset Point Park, Princeton Shores, Harbourlands Park and Millennium Park between the hours of 9:00 am to 9:00 pm and at the Collingwood Harbour from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from the Friday before the Victoria Day holiday until Thanksgiving Holiday Monday.
No, paper/physical parking permits are not being issued, they are digital only. Resident and Non-Resident parking permits are managed through the HotSpot application by registering your licence plate(s). Once registered, our by-law staff will be able to determine if you have a valid parking permit for your vehicle based on your licence plate.
If you are having any difficulties registering or for anyone without internet access, please call our customer service team at 705-445-1030, press 0 to be connected to our Customer Service Ambassadors.
Residential owners and residential tenants of the Town of Collingwood are eligible for up to 2 free resident parking permits.
All non-residents and visitors are eligible to purchase a Non-Resident Permit for $100. Permits can be purchased through HotSpot in the "Purchase a Permit" section and no application is required. Permits can also be purchased in person at Town Hall or the Centennial Aquatics Centre Pool.
Your resident or non-resident parking permit allows you to park for free at the following locations:
- Any authorized lot or area at Sunset Point Park; Princeton Shores Park; Millennium Park and the Harbour.
The following lots/areas can only be used by Collingwood Residents with a valid Resident Permit:
- the 30 angled parking spaces adjacent to the playground at Sunset Point Park;
- the parking lot off Huron Street (Sunset Point Park); and
- the lot adjacent to the tennis courts off Princeton Shores Blvd.
A resident/non-resident parking permit is valid for the current calendar year only (May to October) when paid parking is in effect.
Individuals displaying a valid Accessible Parking Permit are permitted to park for free in all municipal paid parking locations but are required to abide by any time limits that may apply to that location.
Individuals operating a vehicle to which a valid Ontario Veterans Licence Plate is registered and affixed may park for free in all municipal paid parking locations but are required to abide by any time limits that may apply to that location.
No. Only residential property owners and tenants are eligible for a Resident Permit.
If you don’t have access to a computer or cell phone and wish to obtain a parking permit, please call our customer service team for support at 705-445-1030, press 0 to speak with our Customer Service Ambassadors for assistance to manually register you over the phone. Please have your licence plate numbers available to register.
Alternately, if we can't validate your residency over the phone, you can visit our customer service counter in person at Town Hall with your licence plate info and proof of residency to allow us to register on your behalf.
For non-resident permits, please visit Town Hall with your licence plate information and payment to be registered.
Once you have submitted your application and required documentation, we will process your parking pass request during regular business hours. Please allow up to 3-5 business days to process your request depending on service level demands, however most permits are approved within 1-2 business days.
Collingwood Residents: Once your application is approved, your permit(s) will be activated based on the 1 or 2 licence plates that you applied for.
Non-Resident Permits: permits can be purchased immediately in the HotSpot app.
Residents will be able to apply for up to 2 parking permits. Registering for 2 permits means that you can park 2 vehicles at a time in the waterfront area. However, if there are additional vehicles being used inthe household, you can choose to register a third vehicle, for example, and update the active licence plate information on the permit by logging into your HotSpot account.
Non-Residents will be able to purchase as many permits as requried at the cost of $100.00 each. If there are additional vehicles being used, you can choose to register a second vehicle, for example, and update the active licence plate information on the permit by logging into your HotSpot account.
If you have multiple vehicles listed, please ensure the correct licence plate is active on your HotSpot account before you park. Think of it as virtually moving your permit from one vehicle to another.
No, you don't need to have your mobile device with you when you park. Once you have registered online, on the app or with our customer service team, your permit is simply linked to your licence plate. Our By-Law team has plate recognition software that they use to scan your plate and see if you have paid the daily rate or have a permit. After your vehicle(s) are registered, you can simply drive to the waterfront, choose a valid parking spot and enjoy your visit. Please always ensure the right licence plate is active on your permit based on the vehicle you are using for the day.
For full step by step instructions you can review the following support documents:
Additionally, the HotSpot support team is available to help troubleshoot any issues you are experiencing in the app or on the website. They can be reached at 1-855-712-5888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Customer service ambassadors with the Town of Collingwood can also assist with your application and can be reached at in person at Town Hall, by email at email@example.com or by phone at 705-445-1030, press 0.
You should receive a submission confirmation email once you submit your application, as well as as approval or declined email once your application has been reviewed. Its possible these emails have been caught by your spam or junk filters, so please check those folders. You can also log back into the app to check your application status.
Applications are getting approved very quickly during regular business hours, so if you haven't received an email, please contact the Town of Collingwood customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 705-445-1030, press 0.
Please provide one document to show your proof of residency. The address shown in this document will determine your eligibility. Eligible documents include: property tax statements, utility bills, driver's licence, residential tenancy agreement etc
To apply for a resident parking permit online through HotSpot, we require proof of residency as the permits are free to Collingwood residents only. This proof can be a property tax statement, utility bill, driver’s licence, motor vehicle registration, or tenant rental/lease agreement. Before you take a picture you can always block out any other information that you wish not to share if you choose, so long as we can see the name and address of the resident applying, along with the type of document being uploaded.
If you don’t wish to take a picture of your document at all, our customer service team can also assist. If you are a property owner, we would be able to validate you in person or over the phone with your tax roll details to confirm your residency. If you are a tenant, you would be able to attend Town Hall with your ID for visual validation. We would require a licence plate(s) to be provided to assign you a digital permit.