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Parking Options as of September 15, 2022


Free Parking:

  • Free parking in the [downtown lots] (except at the Harbour).  Park for free every day in all downtown parking lots.

  • Free Resident parking at Pete Pettersen Boat Launch (non-residents pay a fee).

  • Free parking on Sundays.

  • Free parking in December.

Pay and Display on-Street and Harbour Parking:

  • On Street Paid Parking on select [downtown streets] six days per week,  at $1.00 per hour (Monday through Saturday, free on Sundays)

  • Bayshore Drive (north side)​ is now on-street paid parking at $1.00 per hour (Six days per week, free on Sundays)​

  • Harbour Paid Parking increases to $1.50 per hour, seven days per week for all users.​​

 Rates, Hours of Operation and Payment

Parking Rates

On-Street Parking: $1.00 per hour, six days per week.

Harbour Parking: $1.50 per hour, seven days per week.

Downtown Lot Parking: Free​.

Hours of Operation

On-Street Parking: Enforced Monday to Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Harbour Parking: Enforced seven days per week.

Free Lot Parking: No overnight parking permitted.

What are my options for paying for parking?

Five Options to Pay:

Coin: Machines accept exact change, variety of coins (no change given).

Credit Card: Tap or insert your card into the machine slot. No PIN is required. Receipt must be displayed on dashboard.

Debit Card: Tap your card on the machine sensor. No PIN is required. Receipt must be displayed on dashboard.

Smart Pay Devices: Tap using your Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, JBC for payment.  Receipt must be displayed on dashboard.

Mobile Apps: On your Apple or Android device, use HotSpot or ParkedIN app to pay for parking. No receipt required. Convenience Fees may apply. By-law staff will scan license plates to validate payment.​ 

 More Parking Information

Parking Tickets

Parking Tickets are issued by the Town of Midland's By-law Enforcement Officers, the Midland Fire Department and the Southern Georgian Bay O.P.P. The majority of the motoring public is very careful about where they park.  There are drivers, however, that are in a hurry, don't check where they have parked, or may be just taking a chance. Parking illegally not only causes an inconvenience to other drivers, it may also cause accidents.  Remember, you, as the owner of a vehicle, are responsible for that vehicle.

Should you receive a parking ticket, you have three options:​

  1. Pay a voluntary payment within seven days,
  2. Pay a set fine (larger amount) within 15 days,
  3. Plead not guilty ASAP within 15 days.

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, administration fees, etc.

Should you notify the Town of a not guilty plea, you will receive notice of trial date and you may present your case before the court.

Payment of Parking Tickets

Payment of parking tickets can be made:

  • Online;
  • ​​Stop in at Municipal Office to pay by cash, credit card or cheque;
  • Put the ticket with cash or cheque (payable to "Town of Midland"​) payment in an envelope in the drop box at the Third Street entrance to the Municipal Office;
  • Call Customer Service at 705-526-4275 ext. 2255 to pay by credit card over the phone; or
  • Mail cheque, payable to "Town of Midland", within 7 days of offence (after that the fine goes up $10). Please be sure to include the ticket. Mail to:
    • Town of ​​​Midland, 575 Dominion Avenue, Midland, ON, L4R 1R2

*Please note that tickets for Winter Parking Restrictions (parking on street/in municipal lots overnight between November 15-April 1) cannot be paid online.

Payment of Winter Parking Restriction Tickets

If you receive a ticket for parking overnight on a Town street or in a municipal lot during the winter restriction period (November 15-April 1), please note that you cannot pay these ti​​ckets online. These tickets are issued by Operations staff and are not connected to the Precise ParkLink ticket system for Town parking meters.

Options for paying these tickets:

  • Stop in at Municipal Office to pay by cash, credit card or cheque;
  • Put the ticket with cash or cheque (payable to "Town of Midland"​) payment in an envelope in the drop box at the Third Street entrance to the Municipal Office;
  • Call Customer Service at 705-526-4275 ext. 2255 to pay by credit card over the phone; or
  • Mail cheque, payable to "Town of Midland", within 7 days of offence (after that the fine goes up $10). Please be sure to include the ticket. Mail to:
    • ​​Town of ​​​Midland, 575 Dominion Avenue, Midland, ON, L4R 1R2​​

Snow Removal

From November 15th to April 1st of each year, our snow removal parking restrictions come into effect.  Vehicles parked on any street or in a municipal parking lot are subject to being ticketed and towed from 12:01 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

This by-law section is strictly enforced in order to allow our Operations crew to remove snow from the streets and parking lots quickly and efficiently.  Please adhere to this by-law during the appropriate time frames.

Veteran Plates

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.

Fire Route

Emergency vehicles and personnel need to respond at a moment's notice and must have free and unobstructed access. Illegally parked vehicles may prevent them from gaining access. Fire 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.

$90.00 Set Fine

Parking Complaints

​The Municipal Law Enforcement Officer is available to consider any complaints or concerns regarding a parking infraction and is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 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.

Accessible Permit Parking (APP)

​​Do not stand, stop or park a vehicle in a parking space for the disabled at anytime.

$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 permit.  The spaces do not require the symbol on the pavement, only a sign must be displayed. The sign is located adjacent to the parking space.

If you have a disabled 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 while running errands.  Temporary permits can be obtained from the Ministry of Transportation for cases such as a broken leg. Please make sure that your Accessible Parking Permit including expiration dates are clear and visible on either the dash or the visor.

Metered Parking at APP Spaces

 There are 11 Accessible Parking Permit spaced located in the downtown core, 21 spaces located throughout the municipal parking lots and 6 located at the Town Dock. ​All Accessible Parking​ Permit spaces are metered.

​As per our Parking By-law 2021-24, No person shall park a vehicle in such a space unless an Accessible Parking Permit is visually displayed and unless a fee is deposited in the meter controlling such parking space.

Our Parking Rules

​Our parking rules are very similar as the parking rules found in the Highway Traffic Act, which regulates parking and other aspects of traffic for all highways in Ontario.  Also, by-laws are 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.

Definitions

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

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.

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.

Do not park on private property without authorization. This includes shopping malls that have signs posted to regulate parking.

Contact Us

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 AvenueMidland, Ontario L4R 1R2

Customer Service:
Phone: 705-526-4275, ext. 2255
Email service@midland.ca


 Parking Quick Links

Park and Pay with an App

​On your Apple or Android device, use HotSpot or Parkedin Apps to pay for parking. No receipt is needed for display.



Provincial Offences Office

​Contact the​ Provincial Offences​ office if you received a notice of Impending Conviction.

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