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Parking Lots and Garages

There are more than 1,000 downtown parking spots offered by the City of St. Catharines. Use the map below to see parking options offered by the City.

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

 

 

New Permit Holder Swipe Cards for Ontario Street Parking Garage

The City of St Catharines is replacing the swipe card readers at the Ontario Street garage at all entrances and exits.

The new readers will require new parking permit swipe cards as the old swipe cards are not compatible. All parking permit holders must have the new swipe cards in order to enter and exit the parking garage starting on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

New swipe cards are now available for pick up at Parking Services on the second floor of City Hall (50 church St.). You must present identification to receive your new swipe card. Old swipe cards can be desposited in the drop box at the exit gate starting Nov. 21. 

If you are unable to pick up your new swipe card before the upgrade, new swipe cards will be available exclusiveliy at the guard gate at the Ontario Street exit starting Tuesday, Nov. 21. You must present identification to receive your new swipe card. You can pull a ticket to enter the parking garage without your new swipe card. However, you will need your new swipe card to exit the parking garage.

Call Citizens First at 905.688.5600 or email for more information.

Special Event Parking - Meridian Centre and FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Parking Garages and the Head Street, Race Street and Garden Park Parking Lots

Special event parking is $5 when evening and weekend events are happening at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre or Meridian Centre. Payment is by cash only and is paid on entrance to the garage / parking lots.

IceDogs Way Parking Lot

Special event parking is $10 when evening and weekend events are happening at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre or Meridian Centre. Payment is by cash only and is paid on entrance to the parking lot.

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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