In 2022, the City of Pickering launched paid permit parking at all City waterfront parking lots, prohibited parking on one side of waterfront area streets, and introduced on-street permit parking for the opposite side of waterfront area streets. Waterfront permit parking will be in effect from May 1st to October 1st annually.  Payment is not required at other times.

The program is currently under review and any recommended changes will be announced prior to May 2023. 

New permits for residents will not be available until this review is completed.  Please check back after April 1st, 2023 for updated information.

Waterfront Locations

Paid permit parking has been implemented at all City waterfront parking lots, including Liverpool Road, Progress Park (Front Road), Beachpoint Promenade, and the Annland Street parking lot. 

All waterfront area streets are prohibited parking on one side, and permit parking on the opposite side.

Streets regulated by permit parking include: 

Annland Street
Beachpoint Promenade
Breezy Drive
Broadview Street
Chipmunk Street
Cliffview Road
Commerce Street

Front Road
Leaside Street
Liverpool Road
Marksbury Road
Mink Street
Oklahoma Drive
Park Crescent
Pleasant Street
Sunrise Avenue
Surf Avenue
Tullo Street
Westshore Blvd
Wharf Street
Yeremi Street


Resident without vehicle

City of Pickering residents who do not own a vehicle or have a drivers licence are able to request one free caretaker/guest permit.

A resident can email to request this type of permit. Proof of Pickering residency along with confirmation that you do not own a vehicle will be required. The request will be reviewed and notification of approval will be sent once the permit is processed. A permit will be issued to the licence plate number of a vehicle not registered in Pickering and will allow it to park in waterfront areas at no-charge.

Guest Parking

Waterfront area homes may accommodate guest parking by registering their own vehicles for free residential parking permits and temporarily parking on the street to allow for guest vehicles to park in their driveway. Waterfront visitors who live in Pickering can register for their own no-charge permit to be able to park for free on waterfront area streets. Overnight guests will still be required to register for parking consideration by visiting

Accessible Permits and Veteran Plates

Vehicles bearing accessible parking permits or veterans’ plates are able to park in City waterfront lots or on waterfront area streets at no charge for the same six hour maximum applicable to all permit holders.


The waterfront area will have dedicated enforcement staff working from May until October, seven days a week from 9 am – 10 pm, including Statutory Holidays. Staff will patrol City waterfront parking lots and waterfront area streets for compliance with permit parking requirements and prohibited parking areas. Enforcement Officers will also be stationed at the waterfront parks to patrol for compliance with the City’s Parks By-law, Responsible Pet Ownership By-law, Noise By-law, etc.

If there are parking issues on a waterfront area street, please contact the City at 905.683.7575 to have an officer dispatched to the area. This number can be used during regular business hours, as well as evenings and weekends.

Questions, comments, feedback?

To contact City staff, please email or  or call 905.683.7575