Cost to Park Downtown Increases this Month

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Parking in Williamsville and downtown Kingston will become more expensive starting January 14.

High-demand, on-street zones will increase to $2 an hour and municipal surface lots and lower demand on-street zones will go up to $1.50 an hour, as will accessible parking rates in these areas.

It will take approximately two weeks to update the 100+ Pay & Display machines and 400+ single-space meters for these zones and work will begin on January 14.

“We continue to implement the rate changes identified in the 2016 Parking Rate Review,” said Marissa Mascaro, manager, parking services, in a release. “The public parking system is required to be self-sustaining and this increase helps ensure that.”

Mascaro added that the high demand parking around Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital are not included as those rates were already increased last year.

More information about parking in Kingston can be found at CityofKingston.ca/Parking.


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