Pickering introduces paid permit parking at its waterfront areas

Posted on Thursday April 28, 2022

Pickering, ON, April 28, 2022 – The City of Pickering has launched paid permit parking in an effort to mitigate parking issues at its popular waterfront destinations as they continue to welcome visitors from throughout the region, and beyond.

The City has introduced paid permit parking at all City waterfront parking lots, as well as prohibited parking on one side of waterfront area streets, and mandated on-street permit parking for the opposite side of waterfront area streets.

Permit parking will be in effect from May 1st to October 1st, 2022 and waterfront visitors may register for a digital parking permit using the HotSpot Parking website (link and instructions available at pickering.ca/WaterfrontParking) or App (download through Google Play or Apple App Stores), or purchase paid hourly parking at select waterfront destinations by scanning the QR code on the HotSpot Fast Tap parking signs.

Pickering residents can register to receive a no-charge permit to park at either the waterfront parking lots or where on-street parking is allowed. Free parking will be provided to accessible parking permit holders and vehicles bearing veterans’ licence plates.

Non-residents may purchase seasonal or monthly permits, or pay for parking on an hourly basis.

In-person permit registration assistance is available at City Hall during regular business hours, or during scheduled pop-up locations throughout May.

The hourly parking rate for City waterfront parking lots, and on-street parking areas is $5.00 per hour, with a maximum parking time of six hours. Parking in the Nautical Village (Liverpool Road lay-by parking and Liverpool Road parking lot) is reduced to $2.50 per hour, Monday to Friday, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Seasonal Parking Permits are available at a cost of $165.00 plus HST, expiring October 1st. Monthly passes are also available at a cost of $60.00 plus HST.

View affected waterfront areas, rates, permit registration instructions and in-person assistance details at pickering.ca/WaterfrontParking.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.


Media Contact:                                                                                    

Nicole Hann
Public Affairs & Communications Associate l Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2028