Parking

Parking in Georgina allows various opportunities for parking accommodation and enforcement to residents and visitors.

There are a variety of parking by-laws that are enforced in the Town of Georgina. If you have received a parking ticket there are a variety of options to pay the ticket.

There are two options available when parking at Georgina’s waterfront parks: resident parking passes and visitor parking

If you are reporting a parking complaint during regular hours of Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., contact the Municipal Law Enforcement Division at 905-476-4301, ext. 3006.

Note: you may be required to leave a message. Your call is important to us and we will follow up at our earliest opportunity.

If your call is an emergency, call 911.

After hours the Municipal Law Enforcement Division is available at 905-476-4301, ext. 2281..You may be required to leave a message. Your call is important to us and we will follow up at our earliest opportunity.

Ice fishing and parking

Check with ice hut operators on ice conditions before heading out on the lake. If you are a visitor and looking for parking, the pay-and-display parking lots at North Gwillimbury, Willow Beach, De la Salle, Jackson’s Point Harbour are open, and parking in those lots is free in the winter. While Holmes Point Parking is available to current resident parking pass holders, non-resident visitors may be subject to a nominal parking fee. There is also parking in south Keswick at Adeline Park and Young’s Harbour. There is no parking allowed on most of Lake Drive and the surrounding streets. This is to allow access for emergency vehicles. For more information on fishing, visit georgina.ca/fishing.

Waterfront Park Buffer Zone

The Waterfront Park Buffer Zone is a defined area in the Town of Georgina that encompasses neighborhoods where tourism has the potential to cause safety concerns and/or property conflict. It was developed after many public, staff-related and Council-related inquiries related to public parking conflict, parking fees, and overall tourism impact to local neighborhoods along the waterfront throughout Georgina. As a result, the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone was created in late 2020. It includes the entire shoreline area of Lake Simcoe and Town roads in lakeside neighbourhoods. A section along the Black River north of High Street in Sutton is also included. 
The Waterfront Park Buffer Zone is outlined in detail in schedule 14 (645.53 KB) of By-Law 2002-0046.

Waterfront Park Buffer Zone map (3.25 MB).

Map

 

map of the the Georgina waterfront park buffer zone

No parking and no stopping fines

In 2021, the Town received approval from the Regional Senior Justice to increase no parking and no stopping fines in the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone.

Beginning May 22, 2021, no parking fines will increase from $30 to $100 and no stopping fines will increase from $50 to $150.

The fines apply to all motorists only in the event they are parked or stopped in restricted areas within the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone

Timeline and Council report

  • April 2021: Regional Senior Justice approves increased fines for use within Town of Georgina
  • March 2021: Traffic By-Law 2002-0046 amended to include language to support the increase of fines within the newly defined Waterfront Park Buffer Zone
  • March 2021: Waterfront Park Buffer Zone defined in the Traffic By-Law 2002-0046 as approved by Council
  • September 2020: Waterfront Park Buffer Zone concept and increased fines proposal presented and approved by Council - Council report (336.34 KB)

How does the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone apply?

The Waterfront Park Buffer Zone is a tool used to apply other by-laws to. It defines the area in which the Town can assess specific increases, specific infractions or specific rules.

Are all areas within the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone now no parking or no stopping?

No. Only those areas with existing no parking and/or no stopping restrictions are affected by the fines increase within the Waterfront Park Buffer Zone.

Pay a parking ticket

There are three options for paying parking tickets: online, mail and in-person (in person not currently available due to Covid-19 restrictions).

Mail

Send a cheque or money order to the Town of Georgina:

Attention: Municipal Law Enforcement

Town of Georgina
26557 Civic Centre Rd.
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

If paying by cheque, ensure you include the parking ticket number on the note line of your cheque.

In-person

Pay your parking ticket at the Town of Georgina’s Civic Centre by cheque, cash, debit or VISA/MasterCard.

26557 Civic Centre Rd.
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1
905-476-4301

If you would like to request a court date, you can set a trial date by telephone or online.

Complaint reporting

Online

You can use the By-law complaint form to make a complaint through our website. 

Telephone

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Municipal Law Enforcement Division at 905-476-4301, ext. 3006.

After hours
Municipal Law Enforcement Division at 905-476-4301, ext. 2281.

Note: you may be required to leave a message. Your call is important to us and we will follow up at our earliest opportunity.

If your call is an emergency, call 911.

Parking regulations

Fire routes

Fire routes are designated to help fire and emergency crews access buildings quickly in the event of an emergency. Blocking these routes for even a few minutes to pick someone up or drop someone off can impede emergency access. The fine for this parking infraction is $100.

Accessible parking spaces

Public parking areas are required to provide designated accessible parking spaces to allow people with disabilities to have close access to their destination and also allow more space to maneuver wheelchair and equipment. Only vehicles displaying a valid accessible parking permit are allowed to park in these spaces. The fine for this parking infraction is $300.

Parking time limit

No vehicle can be parked on any street in the Town of Georgina for more than three hours unless otherwise posted.

Winter parking restrictions

Parking on any road or roadway under the authority of the Town of Georgina from Nov. 15 to April 15 between the hours of 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. (unless otherwise posted) is prohibited.

Parking on a sidewalk/boulevard

No vehicle can be parked on or over any portion of a sidewalk or footpath. 

No vehicle can be parked on a boulevard.

No vehicle can be parked on the paved boulevard section of the driveway with vehicle overhanging any portion of the road.

It should also be understood that certain types of parking violations are enforced on a proactive basis, while others are only enforced on a complaint basis.

Contact Us

26557 Civic Centre Rd, RR 2
Keswick, ON  L4P 3G1

T: 905-476-4301 / 705-437-2210
F: 905-476-8100
info@georgina.ca

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.