Our parking rules and regulations are very similar to the parking rules found in the Highway Traffic Act, which regulate parking and other aspects of traffic for all highways in Ontario. By-laws are also passed by Town Council to regulate parking. The parking regulations are consistent with others throughout the province. Although every licensed driver is responsible for knowing the rules of the road, the Town also notifies drivers of our parking regulations in several ways. Signs are posted on our streets and parking lots and various forms of advertising occur throughout the year.
Parking Program Information
Parking Tickets are issued by the Town of Midland's By-law Enforcement Officers, the Midland Police Service and the Midland Fire Department.
Should you receive a parking ticket, you have three options:
- Pay a voluntary payment within seven days,
- Pay a set fine (larger amount) within 15 days,
- Plead not guilty ASAP within 15 days.
The Municipal Law Enforcement Officer (MLEO) is available to consider any concerns regarding a parking infraction. The MLEO will be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. You are encouraged to make an appointment, although it is not required.
Should you not do anything within 15 days, your ticket will be sent to court. You will not be notified of a court date. The court will assess the ticket and should there be no errors found, you may be found guilty and the court will send you a notice of payment due. If your payment is still outstanding after the payment due date, the court will send notice to the Ministry of Transportation and you will not be able to renew any license plates until the amount due is paid. Any delay in payment also results in a higher fine from court costs, etc.
Should you notify the Town of a not guilty plea, you will receive a notice of trial date and you may present your case before the court.
The parking meters have a two hour parking limit and rates are $1.00/hour.
*Rates are subject to change.
- Bay Street (Second to Midland Avenue)
- Dominion Avenue (Second to Midland Avenue)
- Elizabeth Street (First to Midland Avenue)
- First Street (Yonge to Bay)
- Hugel Avenue (Second to Midland Avenue)
- King Street (Yonge to Bay)
- Midland Avenue (Yonge to Bay)
The municipal parking lots offer three hours of free parking and are located in the following areas:
- Lot 1 - entrance from First Street (South of Hugel behind Borsa's)
- Lot 2 - entrance from Bay Street (West of King Street, located across from Lot 7)
- Lot 3 – entrance from Borsa Lane (South of Dominion Avenue beside Canada Post)
- Lot 4 - entrance from Dominion Avenue (North side of Dominion Avenue, beside Tim Horton's)
- Lot 5 - entrance from Midland Avenue (North of Hugel behind Tripp's Paint)
- Lot 6 - entrance from Midland Avenue (North of Elizabeth behind TD Bank)
- Lot 7 - entrances from Bay Street and First Street (West of King behind Subway)
- Lot 8 - entrance from Bay Street (West of First beside Topline Paints)
- Lot 9 - entrance from Midland Avenue (East side of Midland Avenue behind Bayshore Dental)
- Lot 10 – entrance from Midland Avenue (between Yonge Street and Elizabeth Street behind Explorer's Café)
Parking in these spaces without a permit is a fineable offence. To obtain information regarding permit parking, please refer to our 'Contact Us' section.
From November 15th to April 1st of each year, our snow removal parking restrictions come into effect. Vehicles parked on any street and municipal parking lot, are subject to being ticketed from 12:01 am to 7:00 am.
This by-law section is strictly enforced in order to allow our Operations staff to remove snow from the streets and municipal lots quickly and efficiently. Please adhere to this by-law during the appropriate time frames.
Barrier Free Parking
DO NOT STAND, STOP OR PARK a vehicle in a parking space for the disabled
at any time. $300.00 SET FINE.
It is illegal to park or stop a vehicle in an area designated as a parking space for the disabled without a valid permit. The spaces do not require that a symbol be painted on the pavement, only a sign must be displayed. The sign is located adjacent to the parking space.
If you have an accessible parking permit, it is to be used only by the person to whom it was issued. That person must exit the vehicle while the space is being used. The disabled person cannot stay in the vehicle and have a non-disabled person use the parking space.
Please make sure your Accessible Parking Permit is visible from the outside of the vehicle, including expiry dates.
Those with Ontario Veteran License Plates can park for free at the parking meters and in our municipal lots. Please be advised that all other provisions of our parking by-law shall continue to be applicable.
It only takes a second for a fire to start or other emergencies to occur. Emergency vehicles and personnel may need access to a building. The emergency may even happen to you and your vehicle maybe preventing emergency vehicles from gaining access. Never park in a Fire Route. $60.00 SET FINE.
Parking meter covers can be rented from the Town to reserve parking for events such as weddings, funerals, construction projects, etc. Please contact the Tax Department at (705) 526-4275 extension 2224 for more information.
Park or Parking: When prohibited, means the standing of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except when standing temporarily for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading and unloading of merchandise or passengers.
Stop or Stopping: When prohibited, means the halting of a vehicle, even momentarily, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a Police Officer, or of a traffic control sign or signal.
Stand or Standing: When prohibited, means the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging passengers.
This brochure was prepared in order to make the public aware of our parking programs.
We welcome any suggestions you may have in order to make your shopping or visit to Midland a more pleasant one. Please contact us.
575 Dominion Avenue, Midland, Ontario L4R 1R2
Phone (705) 526-4275
Fax (705) 526-9971