We have great news for residents who have parking issues during winter parking bans. As of January 31st, we are starting two pilot projects that would allow residents to park their cars in a University of Ottawa parking garage or in two community park parking lots overnight.
Even if you have an on-street parking permit we encourage you to take advantage of these free parking locations. Overnight snow plowing operations are much simpler when cars are off the streets. You will notice an improvement in the snow clearing efforts on your street.
In Sandy Hill, you can now park in the Strathcona parking lot between 10 pm and 7 am or at the University of Ottawa parking garage (33 Mann Ave) between 10 pm and 6:30 am.
The morning deadline for the University of Ottawa parking garage is different due to the large number of construction workers who fill the lot early in the morning. As this is a pilot, we would look to change it to 7 am next year. There is enough room for up to 200 vehicles in this parking garage. Please do not use any of the parking spaces that say “reserved”.
In Lowertown, you can now park in the Jules Morin parking lot between 10 pm and 7 am. Please ensure you remove your car before the morning deadlines to avoid tickets
If you’d like to receive e-notifications of future parking bans you can sign up online at Ottawa.ca.