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Parking Enforcement

Parking in Whitby is regulated by the Town's Traffic By-Law, which was enacted to maintain the safe and efficient movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the residents and visitors of the Town.

Enforcement of the parking regulations is directed toward vehicles that interfere with the movement of pedestrians, maintenance duties, or impede access for emergency vehicles.

Traffic By-law and Important Notices

Common Parking Infractions

The most common reasons for parking enforcement include:

  • parking or stopping over a sidewalk and or crosswalk
  • parking on the street for more than 3 hours
  • interfering with snow plowing/snow removal
  • parking in a fire route
  • parking within 3 metres of a fire hydrant
  • parking in an accessible parking space without a valid permit
  • parking in a signed no parking or no stopping zone
  • parking a commercial vehicle in a residential zone
  • parking in a manner that blocks a driveway or laneway
  • parking within 10 metres of an intersection
  • interfering with road maintenance
    (street sweeping, street/catch basin repairs, etc .)
  • parking on the street between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
    from November 1 to April 15

The unimpeded movement of emergency response vehicles is very important; maintaining a safe and direct route for emergency vehicles through our streets is essential to the well-being of our citizens.

Filing a Complaint

There are three ways to file a parking complaint. 

Accessible Permit Parking

Specially designated parking spaces for vehicles with accessible permits are available in the municipal parking lots and specific on-street parking meter locations. These parking spaces are marked with a posted sign with optional paint on the parking surface. Designed and located to assist with accessibility, these spaces are not to be used by vehicles without a properly displayed accessible parking permit. Parking in one of these spaces without a valid accessible parking permit can result in a minimum fine of $300.00.

School Zones

All parents and guardians want their children to travel safely to and from school. The Town of Whitby enforces parking-related issues on the streets surrounding schools. The reasons for enforcement in school zones include:

  • parking adjacent to a school between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • parking in a fire route
  • parking in a signed no parking or no stopping zone
  • parking over a sidewalk
  • parking in a manner that blocks a driveway or laneway

Speed enforcement in school zones is under the jurisdiction of the Durham Regional Police Service .

On-Street Parking

Metered Parking

The Town of Whitby offers a total of 274 metered On-Street Parking spaces throughout downtown Whitby. Individuals with valid accessible parking permits are permitted to park at a metered space free of charge.

Parking on Dundas St. between Brock St. and Euclid St. / Henry St. is prohibited between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. This restriction is necessary to maintain unobstructed traffic flow during times of increased commuter traffic.

Parking is prohibited on any road or street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from November 1 to April 15.

Metered Parking Rates

  • $1.00 per hour

Note: On-street parking meters accept coins only.

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