Two-hour parking, as well as free off-street parking lots, are offered in the downtown core.
The Town of Orangeville Parking and Traffic Bylaw Number 78-2005, as amended, and the Fire Route Bylaw Number 25-2010 include regulations similar to the Highway Traffic Act which regulates parking and traffic for all highways in Ontario. The parking regulations are consistent with other municipalities throughout the province.
Watch for signs
Regulations which affect all residents and visitors are posted at every entrance to the Town.
Two-hour free parking/off-street parking in the downtown core
The Town of Orangeville offers no meter parking within the downtown core. The parking is unique and entices visitors, shoppers, residents, and merchants alike to enjoy our historical charm.
Drivers are permitted to park for two hours on Broadway from Wellington Street west to Louisa Street.
If motorists require more than two hours of parking time, they can utilize the off-street and municipal parking lots.
Location of municipal lots
- Broadway (located at 82 Broadway -- access off Broadway and Armstrong Street)
- Broadway (located at 90 Broadway - access off Armstrong Street)
- Broadway (located at 112 Broadway - access off Armstrong Street)
- Little York (behind 166/168 Broadway)
- Zina Street (located behind the CIBC on Broadway)
- Broadway (located behind the municipal building at 87 Broadway)
Respect residential parking restrictions
In responding to neighbourhood concerns, the Town has established no parking restrictions on one side of a street, in high traffic areas, or within community safety zones.
Park safely at schools
Most schools have signed areas that are designated to accommodate motorists dropping off or picking up their children.
Drivers should not use the "No Stopping" or "No Parking" zones in the vicinity of schools.
These areas must be kept clear to provide clear visibility for motorists and students.
Drivers should never double park to load or discharge children from their vehicles as this places children in a dangerous position of crossing lanes of traffic without seeing or being seen by other motorists.
Parking on sidewalks
At all times sidewalks are built for pedestrians, whether they are walking, pushing a baby stroller, in a wheelchair, or for children playing.
Vehicles are not permitted to park and obstruct sidewalks at any time.
When parking in a driveway ensure that the sidewalk is clear.
The difference between no parking and no stopping
The no stopping anytime signs
- The most restrictive parking regulations.
- Once a vehicle has ceased moving, even if occupied, it is stopped.
No parking anytime symbol
- Means that drivers may use these zones while actually engaged in loading or unloading goods or to pick up or discharge passengers.
- Remember, the key "while actually engaged".
- Do not leave vehicles unattended in these areas.
"Unassumed Road" in new subdivisions
Do not be fooled by these signs or make incorrect assumptions
All services and bylaws apply to the subdivision and are subject to enforcement by the police or municipal bylaw officers.
From December 1st to March 31st of each year, regulations prohibiting parking on any residential street or highway within the Town of Orangeville are enforced between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. to permit snow removal.
This bylaw is strictly enforced by the Town of Orangeville Police Services in order to allow the Public Works crews to remove snow from the streets and lots quickly and efficiently. Residents and visitors are asked to adhere to this bylaw during the appropriate timeframe.
Accessible Parking Spaces
In January 2006 the Ministry of Transportation announced changes to the Disabled Parking Permit Program. The program has been renamed the Accessible Parking Permit program and some of the improvements to the program include new security features to reduce the number of fraudulent parking permits and to ensure that reserved accessible spaces are freed up for those who really need them.
It is illegal to stop, stand or park a vehicle in any accessible parking place without a valid permit. Permits are issued by the Ministry of Transportation.
Accessible parking spaces are generally larger than average and are located closer to the entrances of all public buildings, schools, recreational centres, and government buildings.
Accessible parking spaces are marked by a sign bearing the international symbol adjacent to the space; the Highway Traffic Act does not require the symbol to be painted on the pavement.
Permit holders are required to ensure that their permit is displayed on either the dashboard or sun visor so that the international symbol of access for the disabled, the permit number and the expiry date of the permit are clearly visible from the outside of the vehicle.
Set Fine $300
Fire Access Routes
Emergency vehicles and personnel need to respond at a moment's notice and must have free and unobstructed access. Illegally parked vehicles may prevent emergency vehicles or personnel from gaining access.
Fire Access Routes are generally found on private properties such as shopping malls, schools, townhouse complexes, condominiums, places of worship, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, and at public facilities.
Set Fine $ 100
Parking tickets are issued by the Town of Orangeville Police Services and municipal bylaw enforcement officers.
Parking tickets can be paid at Town Hall located at 87 Broadway in the Treasury Department, or mailed to the address indicated on the ticket.
For further information about tickets received within the Town of Orangeville, please contact 519-941-0440 Ext. 2231.