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Winter Parking

Like many other communities, the City of Cornwall has parking restrictions in place during the winter season.

These restrictions are necessary in order to ensure snow clearing activities can be completed in a safe and effective manner.

In recent years, the City has modified the winter parking restrictions in order to provide more flexibility to motorists whenever weather conditions permit.

The restrictions work as follows:

From November 15th to December 14th

Parking on any roadway between the hours of 1 am - 7 am is prohibited ONLY on days when a snowfall of 5 centimetres or more is forecasted by Environment Canada.

During the early restriction period, residents are encouraged to keep an eye on the weather forecast and local media reports. When a parking restriction is in effect, it will also be posted on the City website and social media pages. Residents can also use the Pingstreet app to receive immediate updates on restrictions (for more information on Pingstreet please click here).

Residents can also call (613) 932-5354 to confirm whether parking restrictions are in place.

From December 15th to March 31st
Parking on any roadway between the hours of 1 am - 7 am is prohibited regardless of weather forecast.

From March 1st to March 31st

During this period, the Infrastructure & Municipal Works Department may make an exception to the overnight winter parking restrictions based on the status of existing snow accumulation and the weather forecast.

Should the overnight parking restrictions be lifted during this period, a notice will be published on the City's website as well as social media and Pingstreet.

Please Note: Any posted parking restriction shall be observed in addition to the above overnight restrictions.  



The fine for violating the winter parking restriction is $25. For more information on parking violations and fines, please click here.


Parking Restrictions in Commercial areas

The Traffic and Parking By-law allows for extended parking hours in the commercial areas of the City of Cornwall. These areas include:




Restriction Time

Pitt St.

Ninth St.

Water St.

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Second St.

Augustus St.

Sydney St.

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Montreal Rd.

Belmont St.

Gloucester St.

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.


Municipal Parking Lot

Restriction Time

Zellers (Second St. W.)

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Cornwallis (Second St. W.)

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

First St. & Pitt St.

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Hart & Carra

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Warrington Brown

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

B.P. Lot (342 Montreal Rd.)

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.

Vogue (Louisa St. Lot)

2:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m.













Traffic and Parking By-law 

The winter parking restrictions are outlined in the City's Traffic and Parking By-law. To review the By-law in full, please visit the City By-laws page of the City website.


For additional information on winter parking restrictions or other parking-related matters, please contact the Building Permits and By-law Enforcement Department at (613) 930-2787 ext. 2225.


More information:

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- City Parking Lots
- Winter Parking Restrictions
- Online Parking Ticket Payment