From October 1 to December 31, three downtown Simcoe parking lots will transition from a 2-hour maximum to a 48-hour limit.

During that time, County staff is encouraging those who require parking for extended periods – most notably employees of the core and those who rent apartments with no assigned parking – to utilize these new “long-term lots” as much as possible.

Staff will be dealing with parking issues in a phased approach, with parking in the Simcoe downtown core the first to be addressed.

The parking spaces in transition are as follows:

Down the Road

Parking passes and reserved paid parking areas are possible future projects being discussed to ease downtown issues. Paid parking and other measures will also be investigated in a subsequent phase dealing with popular tourist zones.