Burlington, Ont.—July 29, 2020 — As the City of Burlington continues to resume services during COVID-19, payment will be required in the downtown for on-street parking and in municipal parking lots starting Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020.

Recent observations, review of occupancy data and feedback from the public indicate that parking is steadily increasing to pre-COVID levels. It is anticipated the increase in parking demand will continue as most businesses reopen since Halton Region entered Stage 3 on July 24, 2020.

Visitors using downtown parking are encouraged to use the HONK Mobile app. Honk offers touch-free payment and reduces the number of people touching the same parking machines throughout the day.

Burlington is ranked as Canada’s best community and best place to raise a family. It is a City where people, nature and businesses thrive. As residents continue to rediscover many of their favourite spaces and activities in the city, City services may look different as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19. The City’s commitment to providing the community with essential services remains a priority. Sign up to learn more about Burlington at Burlington.ca/Enews and download the free City of Burlington app.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
“As our community begins to enjoy more activities with Stage 3 reopening, we’ve seen an increase in parking demand and desire to manage supply and revenues. Council listened to the voices of the business community and Downtown Parking Committee to reinstate paid parking. Discussions are also underway about returning some of the 20-minute curbside pickup to regular paid parking.”

Brian Dean, Executive Director, Burlington Downtown Business Association
“The return to paid parking downtown is a timely development for our business community. We appreciate the flexibility shown by the City of Burlington to pivot the parking assets when our business community needed both free parking and curbside pick-up during Stages 1 and 2. As we cautiously enter Stage 3 of the province’s economic recovery plan we believe that a return to paid parking in the core will signal a sense of normalcy for our patrons, visitors and business owners.”

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