Parking Lots and Garages

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.

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.


View Downtown Parking in a larger map

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 these 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 3 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 all 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, visit the Financial Management Services Department 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 Ontario Street or Garden Park/Carlisle Street Garages, read and complete the Monthly Parking Agreement Form prior to coming into City Hall.

Paying a parking ticket

Payments for parking violations are handled in the Financial Management Services Department, located on the second floor of City Hall between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

For your convenience, parking tickets can also be paid online using Paymentus. For further information on how to pay your ticket online, view our Parking Ticket Payment page.

For information on how to legally park a vehicle in St. Catharines, read our Do You Drive a Vehicle in St. Catharines: A Guide to Parking Legally

To inquire about parking fines, read our Parking Infraction Notice (PIN) Fees.

Parking By-laws

Information on City parking by-laws can be viewed by visiting our Parking By-Law Enforcement page. 

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