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City extending two-hour free parking in London’s core this fall


To help support local businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City is extending two-hour free parking in London’s core through September. 

Since July, the City has been offering free municipal parking in London’s core to help support local businesses impacted by the pandemic and construction. Since the launch, free parking has been accessed over 2300 times. 

Heading into the fall, each vehicle will continue to be eligible to receive two hours of free parking per day at all municipal on-street parking meters and municipal lots in London’s core, which includes Downtown and Old East Village, using the promotional code ‘B2B20’ on the HonkMobile app. Free parking will be available until September 30, 2020.

“In less than two months, hundreds of Londoners have taken advantage of free parking to support local businesses and enjoy our city’s core,” says Mayor Ed Holder. “In a time when supporting local matters most, we made the decision to extend this initiative until the end of September based on the success of the campaign thus far.”

Motorists wishing to take advantage of this opportunity will need to use the HonkMobile app to access parking from their phone, tablet or computer.

This is a pilot project funded through the City of London’s Core Area Action Plan, developed together with local stakeholders to support the core and generate new growth and investment. 

To ensure consistent and fair use of municipal parking lots and parking facilities on city streets, Municipal By-law Parking Enforcement of parking by-laws will resume beginning Friday, August 21. During the past few months, this had been eased, recognizing the additional challenges posed by COVID-19.

For more information about parking in London, please visit london.ca/parking.