Queen Street Curbside Management Pilot Project

Flex loading zones are now in place throughout the downtown. Offering better access for business to products and merchandise, the change will also result in more parking on evenings and weekends.

New signs will clearly identify the zones and how to use them.

  • Red signs indicate loading activities only between 7:00am and 4:00pm.
  • Some green signs will indicate parking is available after 10:30am.
  • Some green signs will indicate parking is available after 5:00pm.

As part of the change, there are new loading zone regulations that seek to mitigate unlawful use of loading zones by commercial vehicles that are not actively loading or unloading. 

The three requirements that must be met to park in a loading zone now are:

  • the vehicle has commercial signs prominently and permanently affixed to the vehicle (and includes magnetic signs) establishing that the vehicle is used for commercial purposes other than a taxicab;
  • the owner or driver of the vehicle is actually engaged in loading or unloading of merchandise from the vehicle; and
  • the vehicle occupies the loading zone for a maximum continuous period of not more than 10 minutes.

Commercial license plates are no longer accepted as valid when parked in a loading zone.

Loading Zones along Queen Street include:

Regent to Carleton

 


Carleton to York

 


York to Westmorland

 


Westmorland to Northumberland