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Ping-Street---3-tile.jpg   Construction-Map---3-tile.jpg   Public Notices

Parking Lots and Garages

Canadian national junior hockey team at Meridian Centre

The Canadian national junior hockey team will be at the Meridian Centre from Monday, Dec. 15 until Friday, Dec. 19 as it prepares for the IIHF's World Junior Hockey Championships in Toronto late this month.

Practices are open and spectators are welcomed to watch Team Canada get ready to take on the world. However, there is no on-site parking available at the Meridian Centre.

Instead, please find parking at City of St. Catharines parking garages at Ontario Street and Garden Park/Carlisle Avenue and at on-street parking meters.

New December Parking Promotion for Holiday Shoppers

Downtown visitors can enjoy two hours of free weekday parking in the Garden Park Garage and Ontario Street Garage.

Here's how you claim your two free hours of parking.

  1. Upon entering the garage, pull the timed ticket from the machine.
  2. After parking, visit the St. Catharines Downtown Association Office at 80 King Street (office hours 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.) to receive your free two parking voucher (one voucher per person, per day).
  3. When exiting the garage, insert the timed ticket into the exit machine followed by the parking voucher you received from the Downtown Association. 
    • If your stay is longer than two hours you may pay for the extra time by credit card or cash. If paying cash at the Garden Park Garage, you must first visit one of the cash payment machines in the front elevator lobby (main floor and level 2) before exiting the garage

The St. Catharines Downtown Association will also be offering parking tokens to downtown shoppers for City metered spots and short term lots.

As a reminder, downtown parking is free after 6 p.m. and on weekends, except when events are happening at the Meridian Centre. On event nights parking in the City's parking garages is $5.


Parking Options

There are more than 1000 downtown parking spots offered by the City of St. Catharines. We own and operate two parking garages and eight parking lots, in addition to offering on-street parking throughout the downtown core.

From either of our two parking garages you're only a five minute walk to City Hall, Market Square, shopping and dining.

Check out our downtown parking distance map for walking distances from the City's parking lots and garages to the Meridian Centre and other downtown attractions.

Helpful Links

Parking Map

Use the map below for information on the City's parking lots and garages, including the number of parking spaces available, accessibility and ammenities. Simply click on a "P" icon for more information. Prices quoted include HST.

Fees for Parking Meters and Dispenser Lots

All City-owned and operated parking lots and garages are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parking at certain lots and garages is free outside of normal business hours, Monday to Friday. Business hours differ for some locations, so please review the posted hours of operation listed for the location you are interested in.

All City meters have a three-hour maximum daily parking limit from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a rate of $1.50 per hour. Metered parking is free outside those hours, except between the hours of 2 a.m. to 6 a.m., where parking is prohibited. Tokens, quarters, loonies and toonies are accepted at City meters and dispenser lots. HST is included in all quoted parking lot and garage fees.

Payment options for each parking lot and garage are included in the parking map.

Monthly Lots & Garage Permits

In downtown St. Catharines, monthly parking is available at City owned parking lots for a nominal fee. Due to the high demand for parking in the downtown core, all parking permits are issued on a first come, first serve basis.

To purchase a monthly parking permit for a surface lot, visit Citizens First, located on the 2nd Floor of City Hall between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Methods of payment include cash, cheque, debit, VISA and MasterCard.

If you are looking to obtain a monthly parking permit for either the Ontario Street Garage or Garden Park/Carlisle Street Garage, read and complete the Monthly Parking Agreement Form prior to coming into City Hall.

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