Had a drink? Too tired to drive? Leave the car!

Friday, December 2, 2016 – for immediate release

Had a drink? Too tired to drive? Leave the car!

Town introduces overnight parking in Downtown and Kerr Village for the holiday season

Going to a holiday dinner or late night event this festive season just got a little easier. Evening parking after 6 p.m. is always offered at no charge in both Downtown Oakville and Kerr Village (with the exception of the Church Street parking garage), but now, until January 8, 2017, select parking lots will allow free overnight parking. All you need to do is register your licence plate and lot location at parking.oakville.ca and you can park free of charge between midnight and 9 a.m. at any of these locations:

Lot 2, on Church Street between Thomas Street and George Street in Downtown Oakville
Lot 8, on Randall Street at Reynolds Street, in Downtown Oakville
Lot 12, east of Kerr St. between Florence Drive and Washington Avenue in Kerr Village.

“Despite best intentions and planning ahead, there are still occasions when we need to leave the car behind,” said Mayor Burton. “We want to make it as easy as possible to make the right decision on those occasions. Let’s make sure everyone enjoys the holiday season safely.”

The town also has many other convenient ways to ensure safe holiday parking for you and your guests:

Temporary on-street parking permits for overnight visitors. Permits can be pre-arranged online and will allow for up to six vehicles to park on the street overnight and for up to 15 days per year for each licence plate.
A Multi-Vehicle Permit (MVP) for larger holiday festivities where more than six vehicles will need to park on the road. There is no requirement to register licence plates for MVPs, however requests must be submitted five business days in advance of the start date to allow for review and processing.

To register for these permits or learn more about parking in the Town of Oakville, visit the parking page or contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601.

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Had a drink? Too tired to drive? Leave the car!