Updates to Cornwall's parking program start October 12

The City of Cornwall provides on-street and lot parking downtown and in Le Village. You can pay for parking using the WaytoPark app, pay parking tickets online, and order your permit online. Learn more about rules and fines.

Where to Park

Find 15-minute free parking using these maps for the Downtown area and Le Village.

Click here for parking maps for the Downtown area and for Le Village.

How to Pay for Parking

Depending on where you park, you will have access to a pay-by-plate machine or a parking meter. You can also use the WaytoPark app anywhere in the City.

Parking costs $1 per hour, with a maximum stay of 12 hours. Parking fees are charged in pay-by-plate stalls and lots Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn about fines and parking tickets.

If you see meters or pay-by-plate machines that aren't working properly, contact Building and By-law at 613-930-2787 ext. 2225.

 WaytoPark app

No need to run back to the meter, or search for coins – use WaytoPark instead! The app is available for download on iPhone and Android.

How to Use the Way to Park App

  1. Download the app on iPhone or Android and complete the registration process, including your plate number and credit card information.
  2. Pay for parking using the correct zone. You can find your zone by panning on the map, entering the zone number in the search bar, or using the street signs nearby.
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    Zone 4160: Lamoureux Park boat launch

    Zone 4161: Downtown Pitt Street and area

    Zone 4162: Montreal Road and area

  3. Once you’ve finished paying for parking, you will be able to see a countdown on your screen and receive a reminder when your time is about to expire. With a simple click, you can extend your time.
  4. Pay only when required: if you receive a pop-up (“Parking not allowed or is currently free. Please check signage in your area.”), it means you are outside required paid parking times (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), or that parking is free due to a statutory holiday.
  5. A notification will be sent to your phone when your time is about to expire.
  6. If you originally paid for parking at a meter or pay-by-plate machine, and your time is about to expire, you can start a new session using the app. By-law enforcement officers will use your license plate number to verify that you have paid for parking.

History and Receipts

All completed parking sessions are stored in the app and on the web. Receipts can also be forwarded to an email address. Receipts can be printed for income tax purposes.

Residents who park in a metered spot can also register using the WaytoPark app.


  • 15 minutes = $0.25
  • 30 minutes = $0.50
  • 1 hour = $1.00
  • Note:  A convenience fee of $.30 will apply to each transaction.
Day use parking permits

Coming soon: 24-hour permits! Stay tuned.

Day use parking permits are tied to the vehicle(s) of the permit owner - no need to display a permit in your window!

Click here to purchase your permit online.

Parking permits are associated with the plate numbers and not transferable from person to person.  However, they can be used for up to 3 different plates for multiple cars owned by the same permit holder if the plates are registered at the time of permit purchase. 

The first time you purchase a permit, you will be asked to create an account with a password. Once you have an account you will be able to self-serve to update your account information.

Permits can be purchased for different time lengths (for example 30 days, 90 days, seasonal (boat launch only).

Here's what a day use permit costs, including HST:

  • Half month: $30
  • Full month: $50
  • Three months: $140
  • Six months: $270
  • One year: $525

Permits for the Downtown BIA parking is on a first-come-first-serve basis for the following lots: 

  1. Bingo Lot (26 Second St W),
  2. Library Lot (224 Sydney St),
  3. Third Street Lot (adjacent to Library Lot, 24 Third St E),
  4. Warrington-Brown Lot (behind Kastners, 39 First St E), and
  5. Melody Music Lot (rear of 102 Pitt Street).

Permits for the Montreal Road area parking is on a first-come-first-serve basis for the following lots:

  1. Si Miller Lot (225 Water Street E),
  2. Si Miller Overflow Lot (234 Water Street E, across the road),
  3. Port Theatre Lot (130 Montreal Road),
  4. Parking Lot near Police Annexe (342 Montreal Road), and
  5. Montreal/Louisa Lot (512 Montreal Road).

If you see that there are no permits left for a certain parking lot you must choose another lot.

Paid parking at Lamoureux Park boat launch

Boaters parking their trailers at the Lamoureux Park boat launch must pay for parking.

Payment can be made by...

  1. Ordering a monthly or seasonal permit online. When purchasing permits online, please have license plate information and credit card ready. Permit holders may register a maximum of three plates.
  2. Purchasing a daily permit at the on-site parking machine.
  3. Purchasing at the Civic Complex’s Building and By-Law department on the 2nd floor at 100 Water Street East.

Cost for boat trailer parking permits is $10 a day, $40 a month, or $100 a season.

In 2019, purchases of day permits could be credited towards the purchase of a monthly or seasonal pass. In 2020, credits are no longer possible.

Boat trailers and the vehicles towing them must park in designated boat trailer areas. Cars will not be required to pay for parking, and must not park in boat trailer areas. The area in question is the east parking area behind the RCAF wing. Overflow parking on the grass is permitted but parking fees must still be paid. Please click here to view a map for details about the location.

Revenues from boat launch parking fees contribute to boat launch improvements. In 2020, the City is installing new docks at Lamoureux Park and Guindon Park boat launches.

 Accessible Parking

A registered accessible parking permit must be displayed in a vehicle using any designated accessible parking space. These spaces are signed with a regulation wheelchair symbol.

Applications and eligibility criteria for Accessible Parking permits are available from Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Offices (operated by the Ministry of Transportation) or Service Ontario.

Parking in one of these designated spaces without this permit could result in a $300 fine.

Residents with an Accessible Parking Permit are allowed to park in metered areas and municipal parking lots for free for a maximum of three hours.

 Free Parking for Veterans 

Veterans with special license plates from the Ministry of Transportation can park free in Cornwall, both in on-street metered stalls and in municipal parking lots.

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Sylvie O'Rourke
Parking and Licensing Agent
100 Water Street East, Box 877, Cornwall ON, K6H 5T9
T.: 613-930-2787 ext. 2225
F.: 613-932-3236
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