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Payment is required at all meters and machines during enforcement hours (April 1 to October 31 from Monday to Saturday 9am-8pm; November 1 to March 31 from Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm).

There is free 4-hour parking downtown on Saturdays from December 1 to April 30. Signage for your front window is distributed electronically in the November BIA e-newsletter. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] for an e-copy of the poster.

No Parking is permitted in private lots

Unless you are a patron or an employee of the shops/services belonging to private lots such as Shoppers, Downie Street strip mall, LCBO, YMCA, parking in these lots is NOT PERMITTED and you will be subject to parking fines. 

Be kind and please tell your staff to park in the marked areas on this map. 

We need to keep these spaces available for customers and especially those with accessibility issues and seniors. 

Please be reminded that there is FREE parking offered at the Cooper Lot, located between the YMCA and the University of Waterloo building on St Patrick Street. Double click the image below for designated parking areas in Downtown Stratford. 

Additional parking information can be found HERE.

April 4, 2024 – Today the City of Stratford announced the increase of parking fines. Please click the link below for more information.



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