Your Ultimate Guide to Parking in Toronto
Thinking about your next trip to Toronto? Whether you’re just visiting for the first time or a long-time resident, our ultimate Toronto Parking Guide will help you plan how to get around the city.
By acquiring Toronto-based Rover Parking, we more than doubled our Canadian parking inventory. You can now find even more affordable parking spots near your favorite tourist attractions, neighborhoods and airports all within the SpotHero app!
When visiting Toronto, we recommend following COVID-19 guidelines set forth by Toronto Public Health.
Looking for recommendations? Here is everything you need to know about parking in Toronto:
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Parking Near Popular Toronto Attractions
Parking Near Toronto Public Transit
Parking Near Popular Toronto Attractions
Also known as Toronto’s Majestic Castle, Casa Loma is a beautiful, gothic-revival mansion completed in 1914. The landmark is located in midtown Toronto and attracts thousands of visitors looking to explore the nearly 6,039 square meter castle, which features flourishing gardens, bowling alleys, secret passageways and more. Casa Loma is also a popular wedding venue.
The lot on 280 St. George St. is a 13 minute walk to Casa Loma, with prices starting at CA$7.
The Eaton Centre,a huge indoor shopping mall, is home to 330 stores. This mall is busier than the Mall of America due to its massive retail space and accessibility to downtown Toronto. With hundreds of brand name stores, seven dine in restaurants, plus a theatre, you can’t miss the most popular tourist attraction in Toronto.
Park right at the Eaton Centre! Bell Trinity Square Garage parking starts at CA$5.
CN Tower is one of the most famous buildings in the Toronto skyline. The largest free-standing tower in North America stands 553 meters above the ground. At the CN Tower, you can book a ticket to the EdgeWalk, where you can explore the ledge at the top of the Tower’s main pod while suspended by a bungee. For the less daring, you can make a reservation to dine at the 360 restaurant with views overlooking the entire city.
Book a spot at 315 Front St. W Garage with rates starting at CA $12. This garage is only a 4 minute walk from the CN Tower.
Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum is the largest museum in Canada, full of natural history exhibits, art galleries, and collections from cultures around the world. The museum states it takes around 3-4 hours to get through all of the exhibits, so plan accordingly!
Check out parking near the Royal Ontario Museum, with the closest parking being 280 Bloor St. W and the lot at 409 Huron St. Both parking facilities are an 8 minute walk to the museum’s front entrance.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
The Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto is a popular attraction for all ages. The 12,542 square meter attraction features all your favorite marine animals, from sharks to stingrays to jellyfish and so much more. The Ripley’s Aquarium also hosts daily interactive dive shows where guests can watch the animals at feeding time.
The closest parking spot to the Ripley’s Aquarium is at 75 Lower Simcoe St. – 19 York Garage, but you can snag a spot at half the price by parking across the street at 315 Front St. W Garage.
Toronto Stadium Parking
BMO Field is home to the Toronto FC Soccer team and Toronto Argonauts of the Candian Football League. The outdoor stadium can hold up to 30,000 spectators.
For an affordable parking spot a short distance away, you can book a spot at 8 Pardee Ave. Lot for only CA$4.
Rogers Centre is home of the MLB’s Toronto Bluejays and doubles as a concert and convention venue. With a fully retractable roof, games and events can brave weather conditions any time of year. The venue has an underground parking garage, but you can easily find a more affordable spot at lots around the stadium.
We recommend this spot at 75 Lower Simcoe St. Garage.
Roy Thomson Hall
The Roy Thomson Hall is a famous concert hall that holds over 2,500 spectators. Roy Thomson Hall is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Choir and serves as one the main venues for the annual Toronto International Film Festival.
The concert hall’s central location makes parking plentiful. The 180 Wellington St. Garage is right across the street, with rates starting at CA$20.
The Scotiabank Arena is home to the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leaves. The arena also hosts a variety of concerts and events throughout the year.
The nearest parking spot to Scotiabank is at the Maple Leaf Square Garage – just a quick 2 minute walk to the arena!
Toronto Street Parking
The Toronto Parking Authority operated by the City of Toronto enforces all on-street parking and ticketing. Street meters, operated by Green P, typically charge by the half hour. You can expect rates starting around CA$2.50 / half hour and costing upward of CA$5 / half hour downtown. One thing of note is holidays, weekends and overnight parking are not free in Toronto unless otherwise marked by street signs.
The Toronto Parking Authority does not offer on-street residential parking. To obtain a residential on-street permit, you must contact the City of Toronto for one.
Parking Near Toronto Public Transit
Commuter parking is available for purchase at the following Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations:
- Don Mills
- Finch West
- Highway 407
- Kennedy (north and east lots are closed until 2021)
- Lawrence East
- Pioneer Village
- Sheppard West
- Victoria Park
Each lot enforces a daily rate from Monday – Friday from 5 a.m. to 2 a.m. No overnight parking is allowed in any lot. You can expect a daily rate to run between $2 – $7. For more information on parking at a TTC lot, click here.
Toronto Residential Parking
Residential parking permits are available through the City of Toronto office. You may apply for a long-term parking permit. Residential on-street permits are issued either on a 6 month or 12 month period. Parking terms are December 1 – May 31 and June 1 – November 30. Keep in mind, if parking permits aren’t available at the time, you may be placed on a waitlist until one is available. Click here for more information on the application process.
SpotHero does offer monthly parking options with in and out privileges and/or covered parking facilities to avoid bad weather. Check out our Toronto Monthly Parking options near your home.
Toronto Parking Tickets
The trick to avoiding parking tickets is simply planning ahead! When parking on the street, be sure to read parking signs and confirm you’re paying to park during the enforced times, including overnight. You can pay a parking ticket online here.
To avoid a ticket in the future, book parking through the SpotHero app. You can be sure you’re allowed to park in a facility AND you can extend your parking reservation right from your phone.
Toronto Airport Parking
The Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is both the largest and busiest airport in all of Canada. Toronto Pearson serves as a major hub for Air Canada and sees thousands of departures from over 75 airlines each day.
Getting to the airport can be just as stressful as making your way to your gate. Luckily, SpotHero partners with the Toronto Pearson International Airport to help you find parking garages on airport grounds or at nearby hotels and private lots. Many of these parking spots offer a free shuttle or a ride on the LINK train to get you to the terminal with plenty of time before your departure.
Easily search for parking near the Toronto Pearson International Airport here. Simply type in your departure date, desired parking times, hit search and book! Here, you can check out the official on-airport pricing and see if you can score a SpotHero deal to help you save money and time at the airport.
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