City introduces weather-based winter parking ban pilot project

Winter parking is changing in Kingston to make life easier for residents while maintaining winter maintenance services standards.

Starting March 1, the City will trial a new approach to winter parking bans.

  • March and December: on-street overnight parking will be banned if the weather and conditions require it.
  • January and February: on-street overnight parking will not be permitted.

“Keeping vehicles off the streets allows our crews to safely and effectively respond to winter weather, however, we know that during March and December we often have periods of time where no winter maintenance is required,” says Karen Santucci. “We hope this change will make life easier for Kingstonians while allowing us to maintain our winter maintenance standards.”

The pilot project will conclude at the end of March 2023 and will be followed by a public engagement to gather feedback. Using data from the public engagement, the City will then assess the effectiveness of the program.

To learn more about this project, how it will work and ways to stay informed, visit our Winter Parking webpage for more information.

Quick Facts

  • The City clears more than 1,800 km of roadway and over 600 km of sidewalk during a winter event.
  • When snow falls City crews work continuously until every road, sidewalk, cycle lane and bus stop is cleared.