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 fine for violating the winter parking restriction is $30. For more information on parking violations and fines, please click here.

Overnight parking service and 24-hour parking permits are available.

The restrictions are as follows:

Date Restrictions
November 15 to December 14

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 call 613-932-5354 to confirm whether parking restrictions are in place.

December 15 to March 31

Parking on any roadway between the hours of 1 am - 7 am is prohibited regardless of weather forecast.

 

March 1 to March 31 (If applicable)

Municipal Works may choose to continue the full overnight parking ban in the month of March. Please note that as of March 14, 2022 at 11:59 pm, the overnight parking ban has been lifted.

Parking on any roadway between the hours of 1 am - 7 am will continue to be 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 call 613-932-5354 to confirm whether parking restrictions are in place.

In 2021, full restrictions were lifted on March 15.

Overnight parking service

The new overnight service offers parking at municipal lots from 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. any day of the week. The fee is $3 and can be paid using the WaytoPark app or a Pay-by-Plate machine.

Overnight parking is permitted in the Warrington Brown parking lot (behind Kastner’s at 39 First Street East) and in Freddy's lot (east of the Cornwall Police Service building at 330 Montreal Road). Users should be sure they park in designated stalls.

This service is available starting November 15, 2021. Users may also want to consider 24-hour permits.


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

Street From To Restriction Time
Pitt St. Ninth St. Water St. 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Second St. Augustus St. Sydney St. 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Montreal Rd. Belmont St. Gloucester St. 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Municipal Parking Lot Restriction Time
Bingo lot (18 Second St. W.) 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
First St. and Pitt St. 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Hart & Carra (133 Pitt St.) 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Warrington Brown (39 First St.) 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
B.P. Lot/Freddy's Lot (342 Montreal Rd.) 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Old Vogue (Louisa St.) 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.
Port/Emard lot 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.

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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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