City implements overnight winter parking ban

By Anil Jhalli

The City of Ottawa is issuing an overnight winter weather parking ban that comes into effect on Sunday, Jan. 29 between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30 across Ottawa. 

These hours might be extended if additional time is needed to complete winter road operations.

This comes after Environment Canada issued a winter weather travel advisory for Ottawa. 

The weather agency stated the capital is expected to receive between 10 and 15 centimetres of snow beginning close to midnight on Saturday, Jan. 28 and into the evening of Sunday, Jan. 29. 

During a winter weather parking ban, parking is prohibited on city streets so crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during a ban may be ticketed and towed. On-street monthly parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction when they are parked in residential parking permit zones.

Available parking

During winter weather parking bans, residents will have access to select OC Transpo park and rides as well as certain recreation centres. Some City parking garages are available for parking during winter parking bans, however it is important that residents take note of what time they need to remove their car. Visit for more information about which City facilities are available during winter weather parking bans.

Commercial main streets

To help residents shop local, some commercial main streets are exempt from winter parking bans. When a parking ban is called during winter weather events, residents can park in the identified areas while observing all posted signage and pay and display requirements.

For more winter parking information, please visit



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