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Council recently passed a new consolidated Traffic and Parking By-law. The changes ensure:

  • Roads are clear for Emergency Service vehicles
  • Roads/sidewalks are clear for winter maintenance operations
  • Residents have the appropriate parking for their vehicles and are utilizing all available spaces on their property (including the garage) to keep roads clear as much as possible
  • Rules are clear and enforceable
  • Updated parking fines to align with municipal comparators

The Town’s by-law will:

  • Maintain the year-round three-hour parking limit
  • Maintain the 7 to 11 p.m., 3 hour parking exemption period
  • No parking during any snow storms

The Town’s new by-law states:

  • No parking from 2 to 6 a.m. year-round
  • Trailers are not permitted on the roadway, unless attached to a motor vehicle
  • Commercial Motor Vehicles (a Motor Vehicle in excess of 6.6 metres in length and/or 3 metres in height) are not permitted to be parked on a Highway within a residential zone

Winter Reminder

The Town of EG by-law is easy - when it is snowing, please do not park on roadways, as our plows need access to the streets to keep them safe and clear.This includes unassumed roads. Any Parking Consideration Forms are not valid when it is snowing. If you are parked on Town roadways during snow clearing operations you may be ticketed or towed at the Owner’s expense. For more information on snow clearing in East Gwillimbury, click here.


Parking Restrictions

The Town’s number one priority is to ensure resident safety and to keep neighbourhood roads safe for vehicles, bikes and pedestrians.

No Parking from 2 a.m to 6 a.m. Year-round 

Three-Hour Parking Limit

The Town has a year-round three hour parking limit on all Town roads, unless otherwise posted. The Town offers a parking exemption period from 7 to 11 p.m. in addition to the 3-hour parking limit, except during a snow event.

 

Parking over a sidewalk or roadway

 

Veroadway blockinghicles must be fully contained on the driveway and are not permitted to overhang onto the curb, road or sidewalk, as this can cause a dangerous situation for traffic and impede road maintenance. Sidewalks must be clear for pedestrians, strollers, wheelchairs, and snow clearing operations. Parking tickets will be issued to all vehicles in violation.

 

 

Parking tickets are also issued for a number of violations as per the Traffic and Parking By-Law #2019-136.  

Parking By-Law Exemption Period

To allow for guest parking, residents may also park on the road between 7 and 11 p.m., in addition to the three-hour parking limit, except during a snow event. This would allow for parking for three hours before, and after the exemption period.

Parking Consideration Form

The Town of East Gwillimbury accepts requests for parking considerations. Parking Considerations must be submitted 48 hours in advance and may be issued for a maximum of 15 days per plate per calendar year.

Upon review of your Parking Consideration, you will receive an email indicating whether or not the request has been approved or denied. If you do not receive a response email for the parking consideration, your vehicle may be ticketed.

Parking Considerations exempt vehicles from the following parking provisions: parking between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and the three(3) hour restriction. This can be used for special circumstances such as out-of-town guests, driveway repairs, or special occasions. Considerations are issued for short-term use only and at the discretion of the By-law Department. Parking considerations are not valid during a snow event.

Payment of Tickets

If you receive a parking ticket you have two options:

  1. Pay the set fine as prescribed on the Parking Infraction Notice (ticket).  Payment can be made in person at the Civic Centre, by mail, or by depositing a cheque along with the ticket into the drop box located at the front doors of the Civic Centre.
  2. Trial: If you wish to dispute the ticket, you or your agent must attend in person at the Civic Centre. You must bring the Parking Infraction Notice (ticket) with you in order to schedule a trial. Once a trial date has been scheduled you will receive a notice in the mail from the court office.