The City of Orillia is offering free customer parking in municipal pay and display parking lots in an effort to continue supporting local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The freebie will last until New Year’s Day 2021.
“As the colder weather sets in and local businesses are gearing up for the crucial Christmas shopping season, the City of Orillia is once again offering a free parking option in the downtown core to encourage our residents and visitors to shop local,” said Coun. Ted Emond, Chair of the Economic Recovery Task Force. “As we navigate the impacts of the second wave of COVID-19, it is extremely important to support all our local businesses in a safe manner.”
Free customer parking in municipal pay and display lots in previous years began in mid-November. The City believes the early start will further support local businesses during the pandemic.
The free customer parking has a three-hour time limit with the exception of Lot 10 that will have a time limit of five hours. Fees for on-street and municipal permit parking lots remain in effect.
The Passport Parking app can be used to pay for on-street parking, but is not required in the pay and display parking lots during the free customer parking period.
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