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City to partially reinstate hourly parking next week

A City of Kingston Pay and Display parking payment machine. Photo via City of Kingston.

The City of Kingston announced plans to reinstate hourly parking charges at some downtown locations starting Monday, June 8, 2020.

Hourly parking will resume at the Frontenac County Courthouse parking lot, Waterfront parking lot, Richardson Beach parking lot and several streets in the area around Queen’s University and Kingston General Hospital, said a release from the City. 

“Hourly parking payments will continue to be waived for other areas around the city. Further changes to hourly parking payments will be communicated in the coming weeks,” the statement read.

The city first waived hourly parking on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020, in order to make parking more available to essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. Overnight winter parking restrictions were also lifted early on that date, ahead of their normal Mach 31 deadline. 

On May 27, the city announced plans to close down lanes of Princess, Brock, Clarence, Market streets to allow businesses to move onto the street, and operate with social distancing.

Map of hourly parking payment area via City of Kingston.
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Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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