City extends two-hour free parking, adds more short-term spots

Municipal parking lot sign on Piccadilly St. (File photo by Miranda Chant, Blackburn News)

Visitors to the downtown will continue to be able to park for free for up to two-hours until the end of April.

The City of London has announced it’s extending the free parking initiative first launched in July 2020 for another month in order to help businesses struggling through the pandemic.

Drivers can park for up to two hours at all municipal on-street parking meters and municipal lots in London’s core, which includes the downtown and Old East Village, by entering promo code B2B20 in the HonkMobile app. Those who don’t have the app can also take advantage of the free parking offer by calling ahead to the city’s parking services office at 519-661-4537.

Six new park and pick-up spaces have been created in the downtown. Image courtesy of the City of London.

Six new park and pick-up spaces have been created in the downtown. 

Six new short-term parking spots have also been added in the downtown for customers and food delivery drivers making quick food and parcel pick-ups from area restaurants and businesses.

These spots are in addition to six other park and pick-up spaces unveiled earlier this month near the Covent Garden Market and Victoria Park.

The new spots can be found on Richmond Street between Dufferin Avenue and Queens Avenue and between King and York streets, also along Dundas Street near Wellington, Richmond, and Talbot streets.

These spots allow customers and delivery drivers to park their vehicle for up to 20 minutes. New signage marking the park and pick-up spots has been installed and vehicles in the spaces would only receive a ticket if they are parked in a manner that impedes traffic or poses a safety risk.