The Town of White City has initiated a pilot project to allow temporary relaxation of on-street parking regulations during holidays. Tge project allows on-street parking on one side of municipal streets for the following dates:
- December 22 – 26, 2023;
- December 31, 2023 to January 1, 2024;
- March 29 to April 1, 2024; and
- June 29 to July 1, 2024
If utilizing on-street parking during these dates please attempt to:
- ensure guests do not drive or park on sidewalks, pathways or landscaping;
- utilize all available driveway parking and check with neighbours to see if they would loan you an extra parking space before parking on the street;
- have guests park in front of your own property where possible;
- have guest park on the North and/or West sides of the street to avoid traffic congestion.
Please Note: Overnight parking is prohibited. In the event of snowfall, please have guests remove vehicles from the street to allow Public Works to clear the road efficiently. Public Works will plow around vehicles left on the road which may result in windrows and other snow build up.
To provide feedback or report an incident related to the temporary on-street parking relaxation, please use the form at the bottom of the page.
From October 6 to 9, 2023, the Town of White City initiated a temporary relaxation of on-street parking to accommodate the Thanksgiving weekend and statutory holiday. Following the temporary relaxation, a survey was published for residents to provide feedback on the initiative. A full report of survey questions and results can be accessed here.
The following results were compiled based on 128 survey responses:
- A majority of respondents (98.4%) live or own property in White City.
- 49.7% of respondents indicated some level of support for White City’s no on-street parking regulations, while 28.7% indicated some level of opposition to the current regulations.
- 21.7% indicated that they neither supported nor opposed the regulations.
- 82.9% of respondents indicated some level of support for temporary relaxations, while 10.9% indicated some level of opposition for temporary relaxations.
- 6.2% indicated that they neither supported nor opposed temporary relaxations.
- 27.9% of respondents parked, or had guests park, on the street during the temporary relaxation.
- Only 2 respondents had a specific incident to report.
- The incidents were having neighbours guests park on the respondent’s lawn and inability to pass a specific section of street due to congestion.
- 48 respondents provided additional feedback, when aggregated the following observations were noted:
- The open-ended results suggest a mixed sentiment where some respondents express support for temporary relaxations while others express concerns due to narrow streets and emergency vehicle access.
- Recurring themes in the responses include:
- Many respondents support on-street parking during holidays and special occasions, citing the need for additional parking space when hosting gatherings or having guests over.
- Concerns about narrow streets, safety, and traffic congestion.
- Some respondents mention the need for improved planning and infrastructure in newer developments to accommodate on-street parking and pedestrian safety.
Based on the public input, administration is recommending that the temporary relaxation be extended to additional dates to compile more information on how the temporary relaxation works, including during winter months where snow removal could be an important factor in permitting temporary on-street parking.