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Winter Parking

There are currently no winter parking restrictions in place.

In winter, on-street parking restrictions help us to respond to snow and ice effectively. Plowing is safer and more efficient without parked cars on the streets.

Blanket ban: January and February

In January and February, when we often have heavy snowfall, we enforce a nightly parking ban. 

During the ban, city-wide, you cannot park on the street from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. 

Around Kingston General Hospital, including George Street (from Stuart Street to King Street West), O’Kill Street (from Barrie Street to George Street) and Stuart Street (from Barrie Street to University Avenue), you cannot park on the street from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. 

Weather-based ban: December and March 

In March and December, when we usually have fewer snowstorms, we will only restrict overnight on-street parking when necessary. 

We will announce a ban ahead of forecasted conditions, including, but not limited to: 

    • More than five centimetres of snow 
    • Freezing rain 
    • Any other situation requiring winter maintenance operations 

We try to announce a weather-based ban by 4 p.m. and will communicate it through various methods. Check the notifications section below for more details. 

When a weather-based ban is in place, we enforce the same restrictions as the blanket ban. 

Receive our weather-based ban notifications! 

We will inform you about weather-based parking bans through: 

The City of Kingston acknowledges that we are on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat, and thanks these nations for their care and stewardship over this shared land.

Today, the City is committed to working with Indigenous peoples and all residents to pursue a united path of reconciliation.

Learn more about the City's reconciliation initiatives.

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