Christmas lights strung up on trees in park with couple in frontLike 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 $25. For more information on parking violations and fines, please click here.

The restrictions are as follows:

 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
 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.


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.

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

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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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