This June, the Town of Oakville will launch a two-year pilot commercial parking program in Bronte Village to address business and community concerns about the availability of parking in the area.
 
During the pilot program, paid parking will be available alongside Bronte BIA commercial storefronts on main and secondary streets, as well as at town-owned spaces at Bronte Village Mall front row facing Lakeshore. Parking will be controlled with meters, monthly permits and the Honk mobile payment app.

 “The Bronte pilot parking program will support a dynamic and thriving Bronte Village,” Mayor Burton said. “Offering and enforcing paid parking options will help ensure spaces are available for customers, visitors and residents of Bronte to enjoy the many shops, restaurants and activities in the area.”
The town already manages commercial parking operations in Downtown Oakville and Kerr Village. Charging for parking in commercial areas is a common way to promote turnover and manage demand. Rates, fees, durations and hours of operation in Bronte Village will be consistent with those in other commercial districts within Oakville. 
 
Council requested that staff implement a pilot commercial parking program in Bronte after residents, business owners and commercial property owners raised concerns that both residents and visitors to the area were parking for extended periods of time in the commercial district, leaving limited spaces for shoppers to park.
 
In addition to paid parking, two-hour parking limits will be in effect on residential streets adjacent to the Bronte Village BIA commercial shopping area.
 
The town is holding an open house on Wednesday, May 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walton Memorial Church where the community can drop in to learn more about the proposed project. Please review the map above to understand the difference between public and private property spots.
 
Bronte BIA staff and Town Councillors have heard from many citizens about concerns with parking and towing practices in Bronte. This is your opportunity to voice your concerns to effect positive change. Please attend.
 
If you plan to attend the open house and have accessibility needs, please contact Hania Ellison at hania.ellison@oakville.ca or 905-845-6601 ext. 3310, (TTY 905-338-4200).
 
For more information, search “parking” on oakville.ca or contact ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 or service@oakville.ca.
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