Weather-based winter parking ban pilot continues for 2023-2024 season

November 15, 2023

Kingston City Council has approved the continuation of the weather-based winter parking ban pilot project for the 2023-2024 season.  

Starting Dec. 1: 

  • During December and March, overnight on-street parking will be banned if the weather and conditions require it. 
  • During January and February, overnight on-street parking will not be permitted. 

Parking restrictions are the same as for the 2022-2023 winter season. That means when a ban is in place, parking on City streets is prohibited from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. On the streets surrounding Kingston General Hospital, the ban runs from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. Vehicles left on the street during bans are subject to ticketing and towing.  

“Crews need to be able to safely and effectively respond to winter weather and keeping vehicles parked off streets is a crucial element of that. However, we know that during December and March, we often have periods of time where no winter maintenance is required,” says Karen Santucci, Director of Public Works. “This pilot allows us to gather information that will determine the best approach for winter parking in Kingston while upholding our winter maintenance standards.” 

Bans will be announced in the afternoon before the night when they are to take effect through news releases, the City’s winter parking webpage, and on social media. Subscribe to our newsletter to receive parking ban notifications in your inbox. 

Staff will report back to Council in 2024 with an assessment of the pilot program and a recommendation as to the future status of overnight weather-based parking for shoulder season months like December and March  

To learn more about the project, how it works, and to stay informed, visit CityofKingston.ca/WinterParking.