Report on the Pickering Waterfront…

Pickering’s Waterfront Parking Permit Program Open for Public Feedback

Pickering, ON, October 12, 2022 – The City has concluded the first year of its Waterfront Parking Permit Program and invites residents, businesses, and visitors to participate in an end-of-season review.

Public input and lessons learned will help assess the effectiveness of the program, and assist staff in preparing recommendations for improvements in 2023. Staff will report findings and recommendations to Council prior to the start of next year’s program.

The City of Pickering first launched the program in May, 2022 in an effort to mitigate parking issues at its popular waterfront destinations, as they continue to welcome visitors from throughout the region, and beyond.

Extensive community engagement and staff recommendations helped shape the development of the new program, which was approved by Council in November 2021 (Report to Executive Committee BYL 02-21).

The program included 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, effective May 1st to October 1, 2022.

Pickering residents were eligible to receive a no-charge permit to park at waterfront parking lots or where on-street parking is allowed. Free parking was also provided to accessible parking permit holders and vehicles bearing veterans’ licence plates.

View affected waterfront areas, rates, permit registration instructions, FAQ, and other program details at

Visit to participate in the review process. The survey closes on November 30th, 2022.

As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 99,200) 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.

Shauna Muir
Coordinator, Communications 
| Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134 | 1.866.683.2760

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