Orillia’s Overnight parking restrictions and free holiday parking begin soon

Free holiday parking kicks in on November 19

courtesy of the City of Orillia

Along with the colder weather, changes to parking in Orillia are coming this November.

Overnight Parking Restrictions begin Nov. 15, 2021

The City of Orillia reminds residents that parking is prohibited on all municipal streets and parking lots between the hours of midnight and 7 a.m. from Nov. 15, 2021 through April 15, 2022.

When you go to bed on Sunday, Nov. 14, make sure your vehicle is not parked on the road or in a municipal parking lot as the restriction comes into effect when the clock strikes midnight. This prohibition is in effect regardless of weather conditions.

Orillia residents requiring off-street parking overnight are allowed to park within the boulevard (the space on their driveway between the sidewalk and the roadway) year-round, provided the vehicle is parked at least 1.5 meters back from the sidewalk and at least 1.5 meters back from the roadway.
Illustrations are provided below:

Orillia residents are also reminded that parking on front lawns is not permitted.

Illegally parked cars can delay or impair the City’s snow plowing or sanding operations. All illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed and/or towed.

Free Holiday Parking in Downtown Orillia begins Nov. 19, 2021

Enjoy free parking in all Downtown Orillia municipal parking lots from Nov. 19, 2021 through to Jan. 2, 2022.

Free parking applies to metered parking in municipal parking lots only; payment for on-street metered parking is still required. Please note that posted time limits still apply in all municipal parking lots.

Make paying for your on-street metered parking easier by downloading the City of Orillia’s free PassportParking mobile application. 

In addition to being able to pay for parking through the app, users are also able to:

  • Extend a parking session from your phone.
  • Get reminders when a parking session is about to expire.
  • Keep track of all parking history.
  • Receive email receipts.

Download the free PassportParking app from the App Store and Google Play.

For more information on parking in Orillia, please visit orillia.ca/parking.