Parking in Cabbagetown can be an eventful affair for both residents and visitors and the popularity of our beautiful neighbourhood in the summer months only brightens the light on the intricacies of our one way streets, narrow lanes and high demand for on-street parking.
In our 2013 Community Survey, we had plenty of feedback about on-street parking, parking hours and parking permits with 50% of respondents indicating that parking is problematic and the majority of respondents feel that residents should have parking priority day and night. We will be liaising with the Parking Enforcement Unit of the Toronto Police to identify specific parking issues as they relate to Cabbagetown and to gain clarity on a number of issues that were brought up by members in our most recent survey. If you have any specific concerns as it relates to parking, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owning a vehicle in the city may not always be the most efficient way to “get around” and your vehicle may remain parked for long periods of time, either in your private lane way or on the street. If you do leverage street parking, please be courteous to your neighbours and ensure your vehicle is parked safely and as close as possible to the others around it to maximize the street parking space we have. In addition, the following parking infractions do not require a sign to be enforced:
Park – Obstruct lane way or driveway = $40.00 Fine
Park – 3m from a Fire Hydrant = $100.00 Fine
Park – More than 30cm from a curb = $15.00 Fine
Park – Longer than 3 hours without a permit = $15.00 Fine
Park – In accessible parking location = $450 Fine
Park – Fire Route = $250 Fine
Due to the unique character and architecture of Cabbagetown, we are a prime location for Film and Television shoots and have had a busy 12 months which has lead to parking disruptions on affected streets both large and small. Our survey results on the impact of Film and Television crews in our neighbourhood was unsurprisingly mixed. Residents appreciate the attention as well as tolerate the inconvenience. To help offset this inconvenience, we have recently started dropping in on the film shoots and requesting a donation to our community. We have had tremendous success and plan to allocate these funds to our annual community events – most notably, the Forsythia Festival and the Pumpkin Walk. We ask for your assistance in identifying the film shoots – please send a quick email to us at email@example.com.