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    Jonathan_pa
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    Motorcycle Parking in Downtown Toronto

    Hello,

    I am going to be in Toronto Ontario Canada from Friday May 25th - Tuesday May 29th. My hotel wants $40/day "valet" fee to park. Can anyone suggest somewhere with free parking or less expensive parking in downtown Toronto?

    Thanks
    Jonathan

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    Registered User WalterK75's Avatar
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    I don't know of any place, but so far, street parking in Toronto is free for motorcycles and scooters.
    Walter

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    Jonathan_pa
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    Thanks Walter.

    Look what I found. To back you up. Whoo Hoo!

    CITY OF TORONTO

    BY-LAW No. 928-2005

    To amend City of Toronto Municipal Code Ch. 910, Parking Machines, former City of Toronto Municipal Code Ch. 400, Traffic and Parking, former City of North York By-law No. 30742, former City of Etobicoke Municipal Code Ch. 187, former City of Scarborough By-law No. 22614, former City of York By-law No. 1645-89, former Metropolitan Toronto By law No. 107-86, former Borough of East York By-law No. 197 and former City of York Municipal Code Ch. 982, to provide an exemption to motorcycles from payment at on street parking meters and parking machines.

    The Council of the City of Toronto HEREBY ENACTS as follows:

    1. Chapter 910, Parking Machines, of The City of Toronto Municipal Code, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new ?º 910-2B as follows:

    “B. Despite any other provision in this chapter, where a fee is stipulated in this chapter for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit a fee and to use or activate the parking machine shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    2. Chapter 400, Traffic and Parking, of the former City of Toronto Municipal Code, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new Subsection (4.1) in ?º 400-2B as follows:

    “(4.1) Despite any other provision in this Chapter, as used in ?º 400-42A.2, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:

    MOTORCYCLE – A self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor-scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new Subsection A.2 in ?º 400-42 as follows:

    “A.2. Despite any other provision in ?º 400-42, where a fee is stipulated in ?º 400 42 for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit a fee or rate and to use or set in operation the parking meter or to use or activate the parking machine shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    3. By-law No. 30742, being “A By-law respecting Parking Meters on the City of North York Roads”, of the former City of North York, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new Section 1.1 as follows:

    “1.1. In Section 3.2 of this By-law:

    (a) “motorcycle” means a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor-scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new Section 3.2 as follows:

    “3.2. Despite any other provision of this By-law, where a rate or fee is stipulated in this By-law for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit the rate or fee shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    4. Chapter 187, Parking Meters, of the Municipal Code of the former City of Etobicoke, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new ?º 187-1.1 as follows:

    “1.1. As used in ?º 187-3.3, the following term shall have the meaning indicated:

    MOTORCYCLE – a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor scooter, but does not include a motor-assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new ?º 187-3.3 as follows:

    “3.3. Despite any other provision of this chapter, where a fee is stipulated in this chapter for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit the fee or rate and to use or set in operation the parking meter shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    5. By-law No. 22614, being “A By-law respecting Parking Meters on Scarborough Roads”, of the former City of Scarborough, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new Section 1.1 as follows:

    “1.1. As used in Section 2.2 of this By-law,

    (a) “motorcycle” means a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new Section 2.2 as follows:

    “2.2. Despite any other provision of this By-law, where a rate or fee is stipulated in this By-law for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit the rate or fee and to use the parking meter shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    6. By-law No. 1645-89, being “A By-law respecting Parking Meters”, of the former City of York, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new Section 1.1 as follows:

    “1.1. As used in Section 2.2 of this By-law,

    (a) “motorcycle” means a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor-scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new Section 2.2 as follows:

    “2.2. Despite any other provision of this By-law, where a rate or fee is stipulated in this By-law for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit the rate or fee and to use or set in operation the parking meter shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    7. By-law No. 107-86, being “A By-law respecting Parking Meters on Metropolitan Roads”, of the former Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new Section 1.3 as follows:

    “1.3. As used in Section 2.2 of this By-law,

    (a) “motorcycle” means a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new Section 2.2 as follows:

    “2.2. Despite any other provision of this By-law, where a rate or fee is stipulated in this By-law for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit the rate or fee and to use or set in operation the parking meter shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    8. By-law No. 197, being a by-law “To provide for parking meters on roads in the Borough of East York”, of the former Borough of East York, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new Section 1.1 as follows:

    “1.1. As used in Section 2.2 of this By-law,

    (a) “motorcycle” means a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new Section 2.2 as follows:

    “2.2. Despite any other provision of this By-law, where a rate or fee is stipulated in this By-law for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit the rate or fee and to use or set in operation the parking meter shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    9. Chapter 982, Parking – Meter, of the former City of York Municipal Code, is amended as follows:

    A. By inserting a new Section 982.1.4 as follows:

    “982.1.4 Motorcycle – defined

    As used in Section 982.2.1B, “motorcycle” means a self-propelled vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the driver and designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, and includes a motor-scooter, but does not include a motor assisted bicycle.”

    B. By inserting a new Section 982.2.1B as follows:

    “982.2.1B. Despite any other provision of this chapter, where a fee is stipulated in this chapter for a given parking period in a parking space, the requirement to pay or deposit the fee and to use or set in operation the parking meter shall not apply to a person parking a motorcycle.”

    ENACTED AND PASSED this 28th day of October, A.D. 2005.

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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    Hello,
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    Thank you for contacting 311 Toronto.
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    Yes, motorized scooter and motorcycle owners are allowed to park their vehicles for free on city streets that have on-street parking meters or parking machines (permit parking regulations for residential streets still apply).
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    The above is from the city. I had heard the situation was changing, due to budget concerns, but we are still ok.
    Ed
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    Please note this is on the street parking. If you want more protection, I hope someone else can recommend something.
    Walter

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    Jonathan_pa
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    Thanks Ed. I think I'll park it on the street with the alarm set and the disk lock securely in place. It should be alright for 4 days. (famous last words). Thanks for getting back to me.

    -J-

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