Toronto to resume street parking enforcement in August

The city of Toronto says its permit parking program will resume operations starting on Thursday, but enforcement of street parking will not begin again until Aug. 14 at midnight.

“Permit parking enforcement was paused due to COVID-19,” the city said in a news release on Tuesday.

The city said its permit parking program will begin issuing new and renewing existing parking permits on July 2. Its permit parking office, however, remains closed to the public as the pandemic continues.

Residents will have a full month to renew their parking permits, from July 2 until Aug. 3. There will be six-month and 12-month renewal options available. Existing permit holders can renew online or by mail.

As for new parking permit applications, the city said they will be processed by mail. And while emergency orders remain in place in Toronto, there will be a telephone option. 

“The permit parking office is phasing in operations until it is safe to fully reopen,” the city says on its website.

“In-person services are currently not available. However, starting Thursday, July 2, we will temporarily extend our hours, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., to assist customers over the phone and by email.”

New applicants are urged to contact the permit parking office before mailing applications to make sure all the proper documents are included.

Office staff can be reached by phone at 416-392-7873 and by email at [email protected] from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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