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Traffic & Parking By-law - PS-114

Enforcement Date
January 31, 2022

PS-114 Schedules are available upon request by emailing PS-114 Schedules with the schedule(s) you require.

A by-law to regulate traffic and the parking of motor vehicles in the City of London.

WHEREAS subsection 10(2) paragraph 7 of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, as amended, provides that a municipality may pass by-laws to provide any service or thing that the municipality considers necessary or desirable to the public;

AND WHEREAS subsection 5(3) of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, as amended, provides that a municipal power shall be exercised by by-law;

AND WHEREAS the Municipal Council for The Corporation of the City of London enacted By-law No. PS-113 on December 19, 2016, to regulate traffic and the parking of motor vehicles in the City of London;

AND WHEREAS it is deemed expedient to repeal By-law No. PS-113 and all its amendments and replace it with a new by-law to regulate traffic and the parking of motor vehicles in the City of London;

NOW THEREFORE the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the City of London enacts as follows:

TRAFFIC AND PARKING BY-LAW

1.       Definitions

In this by-law, unless a contrary intention appears,

“access aisle” means an area designated by pavement markings adjacent to a designated parking space for the purpose of allowing access/egress to vehicles parked within the designated parking space;

"agricultural purposes" means land where animals or birds are kept for grazing, breeding, raising, boarding, training, or for the tillage of soil, rowing, harvesting of vegetables, fruits, field crops or landscaping materials;

“bicycle box” means that portion of the highway between the crosswalks and the stop bar at a signalized intersection delineated with green pavement markings; (green box??)

"boulevard" means that portion of every road allowance within the limits of the City of London which is not used as a sidewalk, driveway access, traveled roadway or shoulder;

"bus" means a motor vehicle designed for carrying ten or more passengers and used for the transportation of persons;

"bus bay" means a portion of the highway which is designed and constructed outside of the roadway adjacent to it for the purpose of stopping buses while in the act of picking up or discharging passengers;

"bus stop" means that portion of roadway abutting the curb or portion of shoulder abutting the roadway, indicated by a posted official sign for the purpose of stopping buses operated by the London Transit Commission while picking up or discharging passengers;

"bicycle" has the same meaning as in the Highway Traffic Act;

“category 7 refreshment vehicle” means a vehicle or trailer, which is no greater than 10 metres (33 feet) in length, and 2.6 metres (8.5 feet) in width, from which food products are sold from a location on City owned property and where the food products are prepared on the vehicle or trailer;

“City-approved mobile payment application” means a mobile payment application approved by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager for making a payment required for the use of a parking space for a pre-determined period of time for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate;

“City mobile enforcement system” means the Corporation’s mobile system for determining whether the payment required for the use of a parking space has been made based on the licence plate of the parked vehicle and for determining whether a vehicle is parked in a parking space for a period longer than that for which payment has been made;

“Civic Boulevard” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

"commercial motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle having permanently attached thereto a truck or delivery body, and includes ambulances, hearses, casket wagons, fire apparatus, motor buses and tractors used for hauling purposes on the highways;

"Corporation" means The Corporation of the City of London;

"Council" means the Municipal Council of The Corporation of the City of London;

"crosswalk" means

  1. that part of a highway at an intersection that is included within the connections of the lateral lines of the sidewalks on opposite sides of the highway measured from the curbs, or in the absence of curbs from the edges of the roadway, or
  2. any portion of a roadway at an intersection or elsewhere distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by school crossing signs (as per the Ontario Traffic Manual – Book 5 Regulatory Signs) or by lines or other markings on the surface thereof;

"curb" includes the edge of the traveled portion of a street or roadway;

“Deputy City Manager” means Deputy City Manager, Environment and Infrastructure;

"designated parking space" means a parking space designated under sections 72 and 76 of this by- law for the sole use of vehicles carrying a person with a disability;

"Downtown Area" means that portion of the City of London commencing at the intersection of the production westerly of the northerly limit of Kent Street and the westerly limit of Ridout Street North; thence southerly along the westerly limit of Ridout Street North to the production westerly of the northerly limit of Fullarton Street; thence generally in a southwesterly direction to a point at the intersection of the southerly limit of Dundas Street and the westerly limit of Thames Street; thence southerly along the westerly limit of Thames Street to a point at the intersection of the northerly limit of York Street and the westerly limit of Thames Street; thence westerly approximately 60.5 metres to a point in the northerly limit of York Street and the production north of the easterly limit of plan 33R8664; thence southerly along the easterly limit of plan 33R8664 and its southerly production to a point along the centre line of the Canadian National Railroad right of way and the production southerly of the easterly limit of plan 33R8664; thence easterly along the centre line of the Canadian National Railroad right of way to a point at the intersection of the easterly limit of Colborne Street and the centre line of the Canadian National Railroad right of way; thence northerly along the easterly limit of Colborne Street to a point approximately midblock between Dundas Street and Queens Avenue in the easterly limit of Colborne Street; thence westerly along the original registered mid-block boundary line to a point intersection the easterly limit of Waterloo Street, approximately mid-block between Dundas Street and Queens Avenue; thence northerly along the easterly limit of Waterloo Street to a point at the intersection of the northerly limit of Princess avenue and the easterly limit of Waterloo Street; thence westerly along the northerly limit of Princess Avenue to a point at the intersection of the westerly limit of Wellington Street and the production westerly of the northerly limit of Princess Avenue; thence southerly along the westerly limit of Wellington Street to a point at the intersection of the northerly limit of Dufferin Avenue and the westerly limit of Wellington Street; thence westerly along the northerly limit of Dufferin Avenue to a point at the intersection of the easterly limit of Richmond Street and the northerly limit of Dufferin Avenue between Richmond Street and Clarence Street; thence northerly along the easterly limit of Richmond Street to a point at the intersection of the easterly production of the northerly limit of Kent Street and the easterly limit of Richmond Street; thence along the northerly limit of Kent Street to the point of commencement;

“double parking” means the parking of a vehicle on any roadway, beside another vehicle which is legally parked adjacent to the curb of the roadway or edge of the roadway, so that vehicles are side by side or any part of the vehicles is side by side;

“driveway access” means the portion of a street which is improved to permit the passage of vehicles between the adjacent roadway and the abutting property;

electric vehicle” means a vehicle that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using electrical energy stored in one or more rechargeable batteries or another energy storage device and is capable of being plugged into an Electric Vehicle Charging Station and includes a plug-in electric car and a plug-in hybrid car;

“electric vehicle charging station” means any facility or equipment that is used to charge a battery or other energy storage device of an Electric Vehicle;

electric vehicle parking space” means a parking space designated for the use of Electric Vehicles as indicated by a sign in the form set out in Schedule 2 to this By-law;

“Expressway” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

"gross weight" means the combined weight of vehicle and load;

"heavy truck" means

  1. any commercial motor vehicle which has a registered gross vehicle weight exceeding 5 tonne (5,000 kilograms or 11,023 pounds) according to the current permit or vehicle registration which has been issued under the Highway Traffic Act, or its foreign equivalent for such vehicle, regardless of the actual weight of such vehicles, or
  2. a trailer that has a manufacturer’s gross weight rating exceeding 1,360 kilograms, regardless of the actual weight of such trailer, but does not include a vehicle operated by or on behalf of the Corporation or a school bus which is in the course of transporting children or mentally challenged adults to and from school;

"holiday" means New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Civic Holiday (first Monday in August), Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and Boxing Day; if New Year’s Day or Canada Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday then the following Monday is also a holiday; if Christmas Day falls on a Friday then the following Monday is also a holiday; and if Christmas Day falls on a Saturday or Sunday then the following Monday and Tuesday are also holidays;

"identifying marker", when used with respect to parking for disabled persons means the disabled persons parking permit issued by the Ministry of Transportation under the authority of the Highway Traffic Act;

"intersection" means the area embraced within the prolongation or connection of the lateral curb lines, or if none, then of the lateral boundary lines of two or more highways which join one another at an angle, whether or not one highway crosses the other;

“loading” means the physical activity of moving merchandise from or to a property or another vehicle and the physical activity of passengers entering or departing a vehicle;

“Main Street” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

"motor vehicle" includes an automobile, motorcycle, motor assisted bicycle unless otherwise indicated in this by-law, and any other vehicle propelled or driven otherwise than by muscular power, but does not include a streetcar, or other motor vehicles running only upon rails, or a motorized snow vehicle, traction engine, farm tractor, self-propelled implement of husbandry or road building machine within the meaning of the Highway Traffic Act;

"municipality" means the municipality of the City of London;

“Neighbourhood Connector” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

“non-recreational vehicle” means an automobile or motorcycle but does not include commercial motor vehicle, mobile home or trailer;

"official sign" means a sign approved by the Ministry of Transportation, contained within the Ontario Traffic Manuals or specified in Schedule 2 of this by-law;

“Old East Village Business Improvement Area” shall mean those lands in the City of London bounded on the south by the centre line of Marshall Street; on the east by the centre line of Lyle Street and the centre line of Elizabeth Street, on the north by the northerly limits of the properties abutting the north side of Dundas Street and on the west by the westerly limit of the property known for municipal purposes as 604-606 ½ Dundas Street, the centre line of Dundas Street and the centre line of Adelaide Street;

"one-way street" means a street upon which vehicular traffic is limited to movement in one direction;

“overnight parking pass” means a parking pass issued by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager under section 9(5) of the By-law;

“paratransit stop” means that portion of the roadway abutting the curb, indicated by a posted official sign for the purpose of stopping vehicles operated by or for the London Transit Commission while picking up or discharging passengers;

“paratransit vehicle” means a motor vehicle designated to carry wheelchair and/or ambulatory passengers which displays an identification sign, and is, operated by or for the London Transit Commission;

"park" or "parking", when prohibited, means the standing of a vehicle whether occupied or not, except when standing temporarily for the purpose of and while engaged in loading or unloading merchandise or passengers;

"parking meter zone" means a part of a street designated by this by-law for parking purposes timed by parking meters;

"parking space" means a portion of the surface of the roadway or public parking lot/facility designated by suitable markings, the use of which is controlled and regulated by a parking meter;

"parking meter" means a device, sometimes referred to as an "individual parking meter", which indicates thereon the length of time during which a vehicle may be parked, which device has as a part thereof a receptacle for the receiving payment and a slot or place in which payment may be deposited to activate a timing mechanism to indicate the passage of the interval of time following the deposit payment, the measurement of which interval is determined by the payment so deposited, and which device also displays a signal when the said interval of time has elapsed; and a device, sometimes referred to as a "pay and display parking meter", which dispenses a piece of paper intended to be removed from the device and displayed by the operator of a vehicle on the interior right-hand side of the front windshield of the vehicle when parked, the paper being imprinted with a time and date beyond which the vehicle may not be parked, and which device has as a part thereof a receptacle for the receiving of payment and a slot or place in which payment may be deposited to activate a mechanism to imprint a time and date on the piece of paper following the deposit of payment, the specific time and date being determined by the payment deposited;

“pedestrian crossover” has the same meaning as in the Highway Traffic Act;

"person" includes any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind;

"person with a disability" has the same meaning as in the Highway Traffic Act;

"private roadway", when used with reference to a fire route, means any private road, lane, ramp or other vehicular access to or egress from a building or structure and it may include part of a parking lot;

"police officer" means a member of the police force of the City of London;

"public parking lot or facility" means an off-street parking lot or other parking facility to which the public has access whether on payment of a fee or otherwise;

“Rapid Transit Boulevard” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

“reserved parking space” means any reserved space for parking in a metered off-street Municipal parking lot designated in section 52, identified by a sign displaying Restricted Parking – Monthly Permit Holders Only;

Residential Parking Pass” means a parking pass issued by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager under section 16.1 of this By-law.

"road allowance" means all allowances for roads, except in so far as they have been stopped up according to law, made by the Crown surveyors, all highways laid out or established under the authority of any statute, all roads on which public money has been expended for opening them or on which statute labour has been usually performed, all roads dedicated by the owner of the land to public use, and all alterations and deviations of and all bridges over any such allowance for highway or road;

"roadway" means the part of a highway that is improved, designed or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, but does not include the shoulder, and where a highway includes two or more separate roadways, the term "roadway" refers to any one roadway separately and not to all of the roadways collectively;

“roundabout” means a form of intersection that accommodates traffic flow in a counterclockwise direction around a central island;

“Rural Connector” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

“Rural Thoroughfare” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

"school bus" means a chrome yellow bus that is used for the transportation of:

(i)     children; or

(ii)     mentally or physically disabled people to or from a training centre.

that bears on the front and rear thereof the words "school bus" and on the rear thereof the words "Do not pass when signals flashing";

“school crossing” means a crosswalk as identified by official “school crossing signs”;

"school vehicle" means a vehicle that is used for the transportation of:

(i)     persons to or from school, or

(ii)    mentally or physically disabled people to or from a training centre

and shall only include the following:

(i)     a school bus

(ii)     a bus and

(iii)     a vehicle that is designed to carry less than ten passengers and is used for the transportation of persons and which is identified by public vehicle plates and/or school safety stickers;

“school zone” has the same meaning as in the Highway Traffic Act;

"shoulder" means that portion of every street which abuts the roadway, and which is designed and intended for passage or stopping of motor vehicles but which extends no more than 3.6 metres in width from the limit of the roadway;

"sidewalk" means any municipal walkway, or that portion of a street between the curb line or the lateral line of a roadway and the adjacent property line, primarily intended for the use of pedestrians;

"stand" means the halting of a vehicle, whether occupied or not, except for the purpose of and while engaged in receiving or discharging passengers;

"stop", when required, means the complete cessation of movement;

"stop" or "stopping", when prohibited, means the halting of a vehicle, even momentarily, whether occupied or not, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a constable or other police officer or of a traffic control sign or signal;

"street" or "highway" includes a common and public highway, street, avenue, parkway, driveway access, square, place, bridge, viaduct or trestle designed and intended for or used by the general public for the passage of vehicles and includes the area between the lateral property lines thereof;

"temporarily ", means 10 minutes as it pertains to “park” or “parking”;

"through highway" means any highway or part of a highway as detailed in Schedule 27 and all intersecting highways are marked by a stop sign or yield sign in compliance with the regulations of the Ministry of Transportation;

"time" means, where any expression of time occurs or where any hour or other period of time is stated, standard time or daylight-saving time, whichever is in effect in the City of London pursuant to the Time Act;

"tractor-trailer unit" means the combination of a commercial motor vehicle and a trailer or semi-trailer;

"traffic" includes pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles and other conveyances either singly or together while using any street for the purposes of travel;

"traffic control device" means any sign or other device erected or placed for the purpose of guiding, directing or regulating traffic;

"traffic signal" means any device manually, electrically or mechanically operated for the regulation of traffic;

trailer” means a vehicle that is at any time drawn upon a highway by a motor vehicle, except an implement of husbandry, a mobile home, another motor vehicle or any device or apparatus not designed to transport persons or property, temporarily drawn, propelled or moved upon such highway, and except a side car attached to a motorcycle, and shall be considered a separate vehicle and not part of the motor vehicle by which it is drawn;

“Urban Thoroughfare” has the same meaning as the Official Plan;

"U-turn" means to turn a vehicle upon a highway so as to proceed in the opposite direction;

“unlicensed vehicle” means a motor vehicle that does not have a number plate displayed or does not have current validation of a vehicle permit affixed to the number plate, in the manner prescribed in the Highway Traffic Act;

"vehicle" includes a motor vehicle, trailer, traction engine, farm tractor, road building machine and any vehicle drawn, propelled or driven by any kind of power, including muscular power, but does not include a motorized snow vehicle, the cars of electric or steam railways running only upon rails;

"vehicle of a disabled person" means any vehicle displaying an identifying marker in accordance with section 73 of this by-law.

2.       Reserved

Enforcement of By-law

  1. This by-law may be enforced by a police officer or a municipal law enforcement officer appointed by the Council.

PART 1 - TRAFFIC

Erection of Traffic Control Devices by Council

4.   (1)      Traffic control devices for the purpose of guiding, directing and regulating traffic shall be erected as authorized by the Council or as authorized by Council in section 5.

(2)       No person shall place or exhibit any unauthorized device, sign, standard or other marking upon any street attempting or purporting to guide, direct or regulate traffic or the parking of vehicles on a street.

(3)      No unauthorized person shall give any signal or direction attempting or purporting to direct traffic unless in an emergency to direct traffic around the scene of an accident, obstacle, construction site, excavation, debris, glass or other hazard.

(4)      If times are not shown on the official sign, then the official sign applies at all times.

Erection of Traffic Control Devices by Deputy City Manager (Schedule 1)

5.   (1)      The Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager is authorized to erect traffic control devices for a period of up to 16 months using the criteria contained within Schedule 1;

(2)      Any person can request delegation status to appear before the Civic Works Committee to submit in writing their position regarding decision made by the Deputy City Manager or person designated pursuant to their powers under subsection (1).

(3)      The Deputy City Manager shall report to Council by April 30 a summary of the administrative amendments for the previous year which will then be approved by by-law and form schedules to this by-law

(4)      If times are not shown on the official sign, then the official sign applies at all times.

Manner of Parallel Parking

6.   (1)      No person shall park a vehicle on any street except upon the right-hand side of the roadway, having regard for the direction in which the vehicle is required to proceed, and when parked on a roadway, the right front and rear wheels or runners of the vehicle shall be parallel to and distant not more than 0.3 metres from the right-hand edge of the roadway adjacent to which such vehicle is parked.

(2)     Subsection (1) shall not apply where angle parking is authorized by this by-law, or upon one- way streets as authorized by this by-law.

Manner of Angle Parking

7.   (1)        Where angle parking is permitted,

(a)   no person shall park a vehicle except within the limits defined by pavement markings; or

(b)   if no pavement markings are visible, no person shall park a vehicle except at an angle not exceeding sixty degrees with the permitted direction of travel, unless signed otherwise;

and in all cases so that the front end of the vehicle is nearest to the curb or the edge of the street.

(2)     Notwithstanding subsection (1), no person shall park a vehicle at an angle if:

(a)   the load being carried extends beyond the rear of the vehicle; or

(b)   the vehicle has attached to it a trailer as defined by the Highway Traffic Act; or

(c)   such vehicle obstructs or interferes with traffic in any way while so parked.

Manner of Parking on One-Way Street

8.   (1)      Subject to subsection (2), all persons may park vehicles on both sides of a one-way street in the permitted locations and facing in the direction in which the vehicle is required to proceed.

(2)     Unless otherwise regulated, when parked on the left-hand side of the roadway, determined by the permitted direction of travel, the left front and left rear wheels or runners of the vehicle shall be parallel to and distant not more than 0.3 metres from the edge of the roadway adjacent to which such vehicle is parked.

No Stopping (Schedule 3)

9.    (1)        No person shall stop a vehicle in the following unposted locations:

(a)   at any time in such a manner known as "double parking" or in any traffic lane other than the curb lane;

(b)   at any time in such a manner so that any part of the vehicle is situated upon or over a sidewalk;

(c)   within an intersection at any time;

(d)   on a crosswalk at any time; and

(e)   at any time, on any part of the highway except the right-hand side of two-way roadways or on either side of a one-way roadways.

(2)     No person shall stop a vehicle or any part of a vehicle where official "No Stopping" signs have been erected and are on display and during the prohibited time or times identified on the sign, excluding holidays. If no time or times are identified on the sign, then the prohibition applies at all times.

(3)     Subsection (2) does not apply to:

(a)   a passenger vehicle of the London Transit Commission when using bus stops.

(b)   a school vehicle engaged in the transportation of persons when such vehicle is stopped to discharge or pick-up passengers.

No Parking in Unposted Locations

10.     (1)      No person shall park a vehicle in any of the following places anytime or during the specified times, when specified:

(a)   at any time between a sidewalk and the adjacent roadway where the shortest distance between the sidewalk and the roadway is less than 5.5 metres;

(b)   on any boulevard, except were authorized by by-law, enacted under the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.45, or the Municipal Act, 2001;

(c)   on a roadway or shoulder in front of a public or private driveway access or lane;

(d)   within 2 metres of a fire hydrant or where the hydrant is set back from the edge of the roadway, within 2 metres of the point at which the prolongation of the centre line of the hydrant at right angles to the edge of the roadway intersects such edge;

(e)   within 6 metres of the nearest crosswalk at an intersection;

(f)   on any street in a manner which obstructs traffic;

(g)   in a position which will prevent the convenient removal of any other vehicle previously parked;

(h)   on any roadway or shoulder between 3:00 am and 5:00 am;

(i)   on any ramp or maneuvering area established as part of a parking arrangement under the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.45, or the Municipal Act, 2001; or a successor of that section;

(j)   within 15 metres of any intersection controlled by traffic signals; and,

(k)   on any roadway or shoulder for longer than 18 hours.

(2)     Nothing in subsection (1) shall prohibit the proper parking of bicycles in a bicycle rack erected by the Corporation or approved by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager under a written agreement.

(3)     Notwithstanding subsection (1) above of this by-law, subsection (h) does not apply to non-recreational vehicles between April 30 and November 1.

(4)      Subsections 1(h) and 1(k) do not apply to a vehicle for which an Overnight Parking Pass has been issued and has not been revoked. Nothing in this subsection shall permit a person to park or stop a vehicle when stopping or parking is prohibited by any other provision of this By-law.

(5)      The Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager may issue an Overnight Parking Pass in accordance with the Administrative Procedure for the Overnight Parking Program.

(6)      An Overnight Parking Pass is valid only:

(a)   during the period commencing from the effective date and time to and including the expiry date and time set out in the Overnight Parking Pass;

(b)   for the vehicle to which the Overnight Parking Pass is issued based on the licence plate for the vehicle.

No Parking in Posted Locations (Schedule 4)

11.     (1)      No person shall park a vehicle or any part of a vehicle in locations where official “No Parking” signs have been erected and are on display.

(2)      Nothing in subsection (1) shall prohibit the proper parking of bicycles in a bicycle rack erected by the Corporation of London or approved by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager under a written agreement

(3)      No person shall park a vehicle or any part of a vehicle in an Electric Vehicle Parking Space where such vehicle is not connected to an Electric Vehicle Charging Station and charging.

No Stopping at Bus/Paratransit Stops (Schedule 5)

12.     (1)      Where official “Bus Stop” signs (Schedule 2) are erected and are on display, which signs are hereby authorized, no person other than those persons operating a bus of the London Transit Commission shall stop a vehicle to load or unload passengers or merchandise on any street.

(2)     Subsection (1) does not apply to:

(a)     the east side of Richmond Street between York Street and Oxford Street East, between the hours of 12:00 am to 3:00 am every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

(3)     Where official “Paratransit” signs (Schedule 2) are erected and on display, no person other than those persons operating a vehicle of the or for the London Transit Commission shall stop a vehicle to load or unload passengers or merchandise.

No Parking at Taxi Stands(Schedule 6)

13.     (1)      Where official signs designating “Taxi Stands” are erected and are on display, no person other than those persons operating a taxicab under a valid licence issued by the Licence Manager of The Corporation of the City of London shall park or stop a vehicle or any part of a vehicle to load or unload passengers or merchandise.

(2)      Notwithstanding subsection (1) above of this by-law, persons operating limousines under a valid licence from the Licence Manager of The Corporation of the City of London, may park or stop in the following areas:

(a)   in front of the London Convention Centre, 300 York Street;

(b)   on the east side of Richmond Street north of Pall Mall Street; and

(c)   on the drive around in front of 300 King Street.

No Parking in Loading Zones (Schedule 7)

14.     Where official signs designating “Loading Zone” are erected and are on display, no person shall park a vehicle or any part of a vehicle unless such vehicles are being loaded or unloaded, and the entire vehicle is located within the designated loading zone.

Parking During Emergencies and Special Events

15.     (1)      Notwithstanding any other provisions of this by-law to the contrary, in case of fire, a parade, an assembly of persons, a congestion of traffic, a construction project or an emergency, parking may be restricted or prohibited by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager or the Chief of Police acting through police officers, and no person shall park a vehicle in contravention of such restrictions or prohibition.

(2)     For the purposes of this section, "emergency" includes a snowfall or other act of God which hinders, restricts or prohibits movement of vehicles or pedestrians on a highway.

(3)    The declaration of an emergency and the parking restrictions or prohibitions shall be affected by a systematic broadcast on local radio and television stations in the City of London and such broadcast shall be deemed to be sufficient notification of the restrictions or prohibition then in effect.

Parking Restricted on Specified Streets (Schedule 8)

16.     (1)      Where official signs designated “Parking Restricted” have been erected and are on display and which indicate the prohibited time or times, no person shall park a vehicle or any part of a vehicle in excess of the noted period within the same calendar day.

(2)      Subsection (1) does not apply to a person operating a Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle provided:

  1. the person holds a valid Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle licence issued under Business Licensing By-law;
  2. the Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle has affixed to it a refreshment vehicle licence plate issued under Business Licensing By-law; and
  3. the Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle is parked in a space that has been designated by the Licence Manager under Business Licensing By-law where a Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle may carry on business.

Residential Parking Pass (Schedule 9)

17.     (1)      Subject to subsection (2), and where official “Residential Parking Pass” signs (Schedule 2) have been erected and are on display which signs are hereby authorized, no person shall park a motor vehicle or permit to be parked a motor vehicle or any part of a motor vehicle, unless a valid Residential Parking Pass is displayed in accordance with this section and all other regulations of this By-law are complied with.

(2)     Subsection (1) shall not apply on a holiday.

(3)     A Residential Parking Pass is valid only:

(a)   during the period commencing from the effective date to and including the expiry date set out on its face;

(b)   if it is used in the zone set out on its face; and

(c)   if it is displayed hanging from the inside rear-view mirror, with its face clearly visible from the front of the vehicle.

(4)     The Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager may issue a Restricted Parking Pass to an individual in accordance with the Administrative Procedure for the Residential Parking Pass Program.

Angle Parking Permitted on Specified Streets (Schedule 10)

18.     No person shall park a vehicle except at any angle, in a manner as described in section 6, on any of the streets set out in Column 1 in Schedule 10 of this by-law, on the side or sides of streets set out in Column 2 thereof, between the streets or parts thereof set out in Columns 3 and 4 thereof

Prohibited Times of Loading and Unloading

19.     On the roadway or portions thereof within the Downtown Area and those roadways or parts thereof outside the Area on which official “No Stopping” signs with time limits have been erected and are on display:

(a)   No person shall, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday, inclusive, for the purpose of loading or unloading merchandise, stop any vehicle or a part thereof on the roadway at an angle to the curb or the edge of the traveled portion of the roadway or in such a manner as to obstruct, in any degree the movement of traffic.

(b)   No person shall operate a tractor trailer unit on the roadways between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of loading and unloading merchandise to or from the premises abutting thereon, provided that any such vehicle arriving before the said hours 7:30 a.m. or 3:30 p.m. may complete the loading or unloading of merchandise and leave the said roadway.

Manner of Parking Motorcycles

20.     (1)      No person shall park a motorcycle at more than an angle of forty-five degrees to the curb.

(2)      Where parking space is designated by markings, no more than three motorcycles shall be parked in one space.

Prohibited Turns (Schedule 11)

21.     (1)      Where an official “No U-Turns" sign is erected and on display, no driver or operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall make a U-turn within 30 metres of the sign. 

(2)      Where an official sign forbidding a left or right turn or both are erected and on display, every driver or operator of a vehicle shall obey such sign.

Designated Lane Movements (Schedule 12)

22.     (1)      Where official “Turn Lane Designation” signs are erected and on display, every driver or operator of a vehicle shall obey such sign.

(2)      Subsection (1) does not apply to buses operated by the London Transit Commission when official “Buses Excepted” are erected and on display.

Reserved Lane (Schedule 13)

23.     (1)      Where official “Reserved Lane” signs are erected and on display, no person shall drive or permit to be driven any vehicle, other than the class or type of vehicle designated by the sign.

(2)      Subsection (1) shall not apply to prevent:

(a)    the driver of a cab, operating under a valid licence, from stopping for a period of not more than 45 seconds for the purpose of and while in the process of receiving or discharging passengers;

(b)    the stopping of a motor vehicle for the purpose of and while actually engaged in receiving or discharging a physically disabled person, provided that such motor vehicle has a valid disability parking permit displayed upon its dashboard or on the sun visor in accordance with the provisions of the Highway Traffic Act;

(c)    the driver of a school bus from pulling into or out of a school bus bay at a school;

(d)    a vehicle pulled over for emergency purposes or repairs;

(e)    the ingress and egress from a private lane or driveway adjacent to the reserved lane;

(f)    the making of a turn at a highway intersecting the reserved lane;

(g)    the entering or exiting a curb lane used for parking.

(h)    the stopping of a police, fire or emergency medical services vehicle while actively engage in providing emergency services;

(i)     the stopping of a passenger vehicle of the London Transit Commission when actively discharging or picking up passengers;

(j)     the stopping of a maintenance vehicle of the Corporation or under contract to the Corporation while actively engaged in maintenance activities within the road allowance; or

(k)    the stopping of a solid waste collection vehicle of the Corporation or under contract to the Corporation while actively engaged in material collection activities within the road allowance.

Obstructing Traffic

24.      Any vehicle stopped on any street shall be moved away by the owner or operator thereof at the direction of a police officer when traffic congestion, proximity to a fire or any other condition renders the removal of such vehicle expedient.

Entering Highway (Schedules 14 and 15)

25.     (1)      Where official “Stop” signs are erected and on display, every driver or operator of a vehicle shall obey such sign.

(2)      Where official “Yield” signs are erected and on display, every driver or operator of a vehicle shall obey such sign.

Funeral and Other Processions

26.     (1)      No person shall drive a vehicle so that it intersects a funeral or other authorized procession in motion except under the direction of a traffic control device or a police officer.

(2)      All persons driving vehicles in a funeral or other procession shall drive such vehicles as near to the right-hand edge of the roadway as is practicable and safe.

One-Way Streets (Schedule 16)

27.     (1)      The highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule 16 of this by-law between the limits set out in Columns 2 and 3 are hereby designated for one-way traffic only in the directions set out in Column 4;

(2)      Where necessary to accommodate construction or special events.

Through Highways (Schedule 17)

28.     The streets or parts of streets that satisfy the through highway criteria set out in the administrative criteria in Schedule 1 of this bylaw may be designated as through highways by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager but shall not include any intersecting highways where traffic signals are installed. 

Pedestrian Crossovers (Schedule 18)

29.     The portion of highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule 18 of the By-law at the locations named in Column 2 are designated as pedestrian crossovers.

Heavy Truck Restrictions (Schedule 19)

30.     (1)      In this section "prohibited street" means any street or part thereof within the City of London not set forth in Schedule 19 of this by-law and upon which there are erected signs prohibiting heavy trucks.

(2)     No person shall operate or park a heavy truck on a prohibited street.

(3)     Subsection (2) does not apply where a heavy truck is being necessarily operated in the usual conduct of business and proceeds by way of the shortest route to or from any street or part thereof set forth in Schedule 19 of this by-law.

(4)     The Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager shall keep and maintain an accurate map illustrating those streets or parts thereof in Schedule 19, available on the City’s website. Paper copies of the maps shall also be available to the public in the City Clerk’s Office.

(5)     The Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager is hereby authorized to cause the streets not listed in Schedule 19 to be marked with signs to prohibit their use by heavy trucks.

(6)     This section does not apply to heavy trucks being used for deliveries to or removals from properties being used for agricultural purposes.

(7)     Notwithstanding any other sections of this by-law to the contrary, subsection (2) shall not apply to school buses between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday inclusive and from September 1st to June 30th inclusive.

Reduced Load Limit (Schedule 20)

31.   (1)      The highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule 20 of this by-law between the limits set out in Columns 2 and 3 are restricted to a reduced load limit of a maximum weight of five (5) tonnes per axle for any vehicle traveling on the said highways during the period March 1 to April 30 inclusive in any year.

(2)     The Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager is authorized to erect such signage as is required to properly designate and identify the highways listed in Schedule 20 of this by-law as having reduced load limits during the period of time mentioned in paragraph (1) of this section.

(3)     No person shall operate or stop a vehicle that does not comply with the reduced load limit regulations mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, on any of the highways listed in Schedule 20 of this by-law during the period of time mentioned in subsection (1) of this section.

School Bus Loading Zones (Schedule 21)

32.   (1)      School bus zones are hereby designated with the official “School Bus Loading Zone” signs are erected and on display.

(2)     No person shall park a school bus or a school vehicle or any part of a school bus or a school vehicle except entirely in a School Bus Zone that has been established under subsection 32 (1) of this by-law.

(3)     Notwithstanding any other sections of this by-law to the contrary, subsection (2) shall not apply to a person parking a school bus between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday inclusive and from September to June inclusive.

Use of Sidewalk

33.     No person shall use any sidewalk for any purpose other than pedestrian traffic, except as specifically permitted by this or any other by-law.

Coasting or Sliding

34.     No person shall coast or slide using any hand-sleigh or toboggan on any street.

Vehicles Prohibited (Schedule 22)

35.     No person shall use a bicycle, a motor assisted bicycle, a wheelchair, a motor assisted wheelchair or an animal-drawn vehicle on the highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule 22 of this by-law between the limits set out in Columns 2 and 3.

Pedestrians Prohibited (Schedule 23)

36.     No person, who is a pedestrian, shall use the highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule 23 of this by-law between the limits set out in Columns 2 and 3.

 Motor Vehicles to be Locked

37.     No person driving or in charge of a motor vehicle, other than a commercial motor vehicle, shall allow the same to stand unattended unless,

(a)   the doors of the vehicle are locked, and its windows are closed; or

(b)   the key is not in the ignition or in a readily accessible location in the vehicle, to prevent the operation of the vehicle by any person not authorized by the owner, driver or person in charge.

Rate of Speed (Schedules 24 and 25)

38.   (1)      The highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule 24 of this by-law, between the limits set out in Columns 2 and 3, are hereby restricted to maximum rates of speed as set out in Column 4.

(2)     The highways bounded by the limits set out in Column 1 of Schedule 25 of this by-law, are hereby restricted to maximum rates of speed as set out in Column 2.

Community Safety Zones (Schedule 26)

39.     The highways set out in Column 1 of Schedule 26 of this by-law between the points set out in Column 2 thereof and the points set out in Column 3 thereof are hereby designated as Community Safety Zones, all-year round.

Designation of Construction Zones

40.   (1)      The Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager is appointed for the purpose of subsections 128 (8.1) and (10) of the Highway Traffic Act, and in accordance with those subsections the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager may:

(a)   designate a highway or portion of a highway under the municipality’s jurisdiction as a construction zone; and

(b)   set a lower rate of speed for motor vehicles driven in the designated construction zone than is otherwise provided in section 128 of the Highway Traffic Act or in section 35 of this by-law.

(2)     The speed limit set by the Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager under subsection 39(1)(b) of this By-law shall not become effective until the highway or portion of it affected is signed in accordance with the regulations under the Highway Traffic Act, indicating the maximum rate of speed, as well as the commencement and the end of the construction zone.

PART 2 - METERED PARKING

On-Street Parking Meter Zones (Schedule 27)

41.     The erection, maintenance and operation of parking meters with the necessary standards therefor for the purpose of controlling and regulating the parking of vehicles and the measuring and recording of the duration of such parking upon the streets or portions thereof set out in Schedule 27 of this by-law and hereby designated as Parking Meter Zones, is hereby authorized.

42.   (1)      Except as provided by subsection (2), an individual parking meter shall be installed upon the curb adjacent to each parking space within parking meter zones and such parking space shall have lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb or upon the roadway adjacent to each parking meter in a manner sufficient to indicate the parking space for which such meter is to be used.

(2)      In the case of parking meter zones in which parking is timed by pay and display parking meters and in respect of which official signs are erected and on display, which signs are hereby authorized, one or more pay and display parking meters shall be placed at a location or locations convenient to a number of parking spaces within such parking meter zones and such parking spaces shall have lines or markings painted or placed upon the curb or upon the roadway in a manner sufficient to indicate the parking space for which such meters are to be used.

Parking Spaces on Streets with Zones

43.   (1)      Subject to subsection (2), no person shall park a vehicle on any street or portion thereof designated as a parking meter zone except in such a position that the vehicle shall be entirely within the area indicated by the said markings as a parking space;

(2)     Any vehicle which by reason of its size necessarily occupies more than one parking space or portion thereof, shall be entirely within the said zone upon being parked.

(3)     Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to bicycles properly parked in a bicycle rack erected by the Corporation or approved by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager under a written agreement.

One Vehicle in Parking Space

44.   (1)      No person shall park more than one vehicle in anyone parking space at any one time.

(2)     No person shall park a vehicle in a parking space that is partly or completely occupied by another vehicle.

(3)     Subsections (1) and (2) of this section do not apply to a person parking a motorcycle in a parking space occupied by another motorcycle so long as the number of motorcycles does not exceed three.

Operation of Parking Meter for Space

45.   (1)      In this By-law, where payment is required for the use of a parking space, such payment may only be made as follows:

(a)   in the case of an individual parking meter by:

(i) depositing coin or coins into the parking meter controlling such parking space; or

(ii) making a payment through a city-approved mobile payment application for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate;

(b)   in the case of a pay and display parking meter by:

(i)  depositing coin or coins or inserting a credit card into the pay and display parking meter controlling such space and immediately placing the paper receipt dispensed by the pay and display parking meter face up on the interior right-hand side of the front windshield of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible; or

(ii) making a payment through a city-approved mobile payment application for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate.

(2)     Where a vehicle by reason of its size necessarily occupies more than one parking space or portion thereof payment must be made in accordance with subsection 41(1) for each parking space or part thereof occupied.

(3)     Subsection (1) does not apply to bicycles properly parked in a bicycle rack erected by the Corporation or approved by the Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager.

(4)      The Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager is authorized to designate mobile payment applications as city-approved mobile payment applications under this by-law.

(5)      The City Clerk shall maintain a record of all mobile payment applications designated by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager as city-approved mobile payment applications under this by-law. The record shall be available for public inspection at the City of London Parking Services Office and the Office of the City Clerk during normal business hours.

Time Limits for Zones

46.   (1)      No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space within a parking meter zone during the days and times indicated on the official sign without immediately depositing to the appropriate parking meter or immediately making through a city-approved mobile payment application payment for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate for the parking time at the rate set out in Schedule 1 of the Corporation’s Various Fees and Charges By-law as amended from time to time.

(2)     No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space within a parking meter zone during the days, times and for a period of time greater than that indicated on the official sign.

(3)     Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person who parks a vehicle of a disabled person displaying an identifying marker as described in section 79 of this by-law in any parking space within a parking meter zone for a period no longer at any one time than the maximum period allowable for such zone as provided in this by-law.

(4)      No person shall park a motorcycle in any parking space in a parking meter zone set without immediately depositing to the appropriate parking meter or immediately making through a city-approved mobile payment application payment for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate for the parking time set out in Schedule 1 of the Corporation’s Various Fees and Charges By-law as amended from time to time.

(5)     No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space within a parking meter zone during the days, times and for a period of time greater than that indicated on the official sign.

(6)      Subsection (5) of this section does not apply if the motorcycle is one of three motorcycles parked in a parking space and the individual parking meter indicates time remaining.

(7)      Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to a person who parks a vehicle of a disabled person displaying an identifying marker as described in section 73 of this by-law, in a municipally owned off street parking lot utilizing a designated disabled parking space, for a period of less than a daily maximum of two hours.

Coinage Authorized

47.    (1)      No person shall deposit, cause to be deposited or attempt to deposit in any parking meter any coin or coins other than those of the Government of Canada or the United States of America.

(2)      No person shall deposit, cause to be deposited or attempt to deposit therein any slug, device, token, substance, object or any bent, punched, damaged or mutilated coin.

Lawful Use of Space

48.   (1)      Except as provided for in subsection (2) of this section upon placing the parking meter into operation, the parking space adjacent to the vehicle may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle for the period of parking time equivalent to the coins deposited.

(2)      In the case of parking meter zones in which parking is timed by pay and display parking meters, upon the display of the paper dispensed by such meter, in a vehicle and in accordance with the requirements of this by-law, one parking space in the parking meter zone for which said meter is applicable may be lawfully occupied by such vehicle for the time period equivalent to the payment deposited.

Parking Overtime

49.   (1)      No person shall permit a vehicle to be parked in the same parking space for a longer period at any one time than the maximum period allowable for such zone as provided in this by-law.

(2)      Section 48 of this By-law does not apply to a person operating a Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle provided:

(a)   the person holds a valid Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle licence issued under By-law L.-131-16;

(b)   the Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle has affixed to it a refreshment vehicle licence plate issued under By-law L.-131-16; and

(c)   the Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle is parked in a space that has been designated by the Licence Manager under By-law L.-131-16 where a Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle may carry on business.

Extension of Parking Time

50.   (1)      No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited in any parking meter any coin or coins for the purpose of obtaining an extension of parking time beyond the maximum period prescribed by this by-law for the parking of vehicles in the zone adjacent to such meter.

(2)      Section 49 does not apply to a person operating a Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle provided:

(a)   the person holds a valid Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle licence issued under the Business Licensing By-law;

(b)   the Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle has affixed to it a refreshment vehicle licence plate issued under the Business Licensing By-law; and

(c)   the Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle is parked in a space that has been designated by the Licence Manager under the Business Licensing By-law where a Category 3 Refreshment Vehicle may carry on business.

Vehicle Parked Overtime

51.   (1)      No person shall park a vehicle in any parking space or part thereof for a period longer than that for which payment has been made.

(2)     For the purpose of subsection (1) a vehicle is deemed to have been parked for a period longer than that for which payment has been made:

(a)  in the case where an individual parking meter is installed adjacent to the space used in whole or in part by such vehicle:

(i)  if the parking meter indicates no time remaining; or

(ii)  if payment for a pre-determined period of time has been made through a city-approved mobile payment application for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate and the city mobile enforcement system indicates no time remaining or unpaid;

(b)   in the case where the parking space used in whole or in part by such vehicle is timed by a pay and display parking meter:

(i)  if the paper receipt dispensed by the pay and display parking meter is not displayed face up on the interior right-hand side of the front windshield of the vehicle to be clearly visible;

(ii)  if the paper receipt dispensed by the pay and display parking meter indicates a time or date that has expired; or

(iii)  if payment for a pre-determined period of time has been made through a city-approved mobile payment application for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate and the city mobile enforcement system indicates no time remaining or unpaid.

(c)   in the case where more than one motorcycle is parked when the parking meter for such space occupied indicates no unexpired time or a violation, all motorcycles occupying such space will be in violation.

Annual Commercial Permits

52.   (1)      The City Clerk is hereby authorized, upon deposit of the fee contained in the Fees & Charges By-law, to issue annual permits which shall permit a commercial vehicle to park in any parking meter space without further deposit for a period not exceeding thirty minutes, and such permits indicating the owner's name and license number in respect to the said vehicle shall be affixed to the windshield of the said vehicle and shall be issued the then current year only and shall not be transferable.

(2)     No person shall display on a vehicle such permit other than one issued for the then current year.

(3)     A replacement parking permit may be issued for a fee of $2.00 providing the holder of the original permit presents satisfactory evidence that the original permit has been removed from the windshield so that the vehicle to which it was attached can no longer use it.

Unauthorized Devices

53.      No person shall place or exhibit upon any street any unauthorized device attempting or purporting to control or regulate the parking of vehicles.

Tampering with Meters

54.     No person shall, unless authorized by the Corporation, willfully or deliberately move, remove, alter or tamper with any parking meter erected or placed upon a street or on property owned or leased by the Corporation or under its direction.

Inapplicable on Sundays and Holidays

55.     Sections 40 to 51 inclusive shall not apply to the parking of vehicles on Sunday or holidays.

Metered Municipal Parking Lots (Schedule 28 and 29)

56.     The premises detailed in Schedules 28 and 29 are metered municipal parking lots and bear signs identifying the lot as “City of London”, indicating the hours of operation of the lot and the rates for parking motor vehicles.

Preparation of Parking Lots

57.     The Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager, is hereby authorized and directed to place the various Municipal Parking Lots mentioned in section 56 in condition for the parking of motor vehicles, including surfacing, fencing and lighting thereof, the indication of parking areas and traffic lanes by painting and installation of the necessary parking meters to provide for off-street parking.

Lawful Use of Space

58.   (1)      Upon completion of the work mentioned in section 57 and the installation of the meters, no person shall park a motor vehicle on any Municipal Parking Lot except in a designated parking space, and upon parking the said motor vehicle the operator thereof shall pay a fee therefor forthwith by depositing payment into the parking meter controlling the parking space occupied or by making a payment through a city-approved mobile payment application for the vehicle occupying such space as identified by the vehicle’s licence plate.

(2)      Notwithstanding Section 57 of this by-law, in metered off street municipal parking lots, persons parking marked vehicles which identify them as vehicles belonging to a police force, the Ministry of Transportation, the parking by-law enforcement officers, are not required to pay for the use of a parking space.

Previous Sections Apply

59.     Sections 43, 44, 45(2), 45(3), 45(4), 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53 and 54 apply with the necessary modifications to this Part of this by-law.

Monthly Parking Permits

60.   (1)      The Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to provide monthly parking permits, for each metered off-street Municipal parking lot mentioned in section 55, whereby the purchaser of the permit agrees to the conditions described below:

(a)   that the permit is issued on a per month basis for one specific lot at a rate set by the Deputy City Manager or a person designated by the Deputy City Manager with no obligation on the City to renew the permit for a further month.

(b)   that the permit will be displayed hanging from the inside rear-view mirror with the permit facing the front of the vehicle.

(c)   that the permit is valid for the specific lot identified at time of purchase of the permit and is not transferable to any other lot.

(d)   that the permit is valid for the licence plated vehicle(s) identified by the owner at the time of purchase of the permit and all licence plate(s) must have ownership(s) registered to the same address and are not transferable.

(2)     When the parking permit described in sub-section (1) of this section is appropriately displayed, the vehicle is permitted to park in the specified parking lot for which the permit was purchased without inserting coins into a parking meter or displaying a parking meter receipt for time purchased.

(3)     No person who has purchased a monthly parking permit shall park a vehicle on a municipal parking lot without displaying the parking permit issued for that specific parking lot as described in sub-section (1)(a) of this section herein.

(4)     No person shall park or permit to be parked a vehicle in a reserved parking space unless the vehicle displays a monthly permit for the specific lot.

No Long Vehicle Parking

61.     No person shall park any motor vehicle more than 6.1 meters in length in any of the parking lots mentioned in section 56 at anytime.

PART 3 - UNMETERED OFF-STREET MUNICIPAL PARKING

Unmetered Municipal Parking Lots (Schedule 30 and 31)

62.     The premises owned by the Corporation and described in Schedule 30 are hereby designated as parking lots to be used for the unmetered parking of motor vehicles until the premises are otherwise required.

Preparation of Parking Lots

63.     The Deputy City Manager or person designated by the Deputy City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to place the various parking lots mentioned in section 62 in condition for the parking of motor vehicles, including surfacing, fencing and lighting thereof, the indication of parking areas and traffic lanes by painting, for off-street parking to accommodate approximately the number of motor vehicles mentioned in section 58 for any given premises.

Lawful Use of Space

64.     Upon completion of the work mentioned in section 62 for each lot mentioned in Schedule 31, no person shall park a motor vehicle beyond the maximum number of consecutive hours mentioned in Column 6 thereof during the times mentioned in Column 4 thereof on any of the days mentioned in Column 5 thereof, and during such times on such days no person shall park a motor vehicle on any of the parking lots except in a designated parking space.

Maximum Permitted Parking

65.     During the hours on the days mentioned in section 63, no person shall park any motor vehicle on any of the parking lots mentioned in section 61 for a period which at any time exceeds the maximum limit for the particular parking lot Schedule 31, Column 6.

Off-hours Parking

66.   (1)      A motor vehicle may be parked or remain parked on any of the parking lots mentioned in section 61 at any time between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and at any time between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturdays, on Sundays and on Holidays, unless prohibited in section 61.

(2)      No person shall park or leave parked on any of the parking lots mentioned in Section 61 at any time that does not occur during the hours or the days mentioned in section 63 for the particular lot or in subsection 65 (1) of this by-law.

No Long Vehicle Parking

67.     No person shall park any motor vehicle more than 6.1 meters in length in any of the parking lots mentioned in section 61 at any time.

PART 4 - FIRE ROUTES

Official Signs (Schedule 2)

68.   (1)      In this part, "official sign" means a fire route sign in the form set out in Schedule 2 to this by- law.

(2)     Fire route signs bearing the words "By-law P.S.-69-216" or "By-law P.S.-87-418" or "By-law P.S.-99-285" or "By-law P.S.-101-73" or "By-law PS-107", or signs in accordance with Schedule 36 to this By-law, shall be deemed to be official signs pursuant to this By-law, so long as they were in place on the date of the passage of this By-law.

(3)     Similarly, all fire route signs legally in place on the 31st of December 1992 in areas annexed to the Corporation as of January 1, 1993 and formerly located in and forming part of the Town of Westminster, the Township of London, the Township of Delaware, the Township of North Dorchester or the Township of West Nissouri, shall be deemed to be official signs pursuant to this by-law.

(4)     All signs used to replace fire route signs described in subsection (2) and (3) of this section, shall be in the form as set out is Schedule 2 to this by-law.

Establishment of Fire Routes

69.     A private roadway along which approval has been given by the Corporation for the erection of official signs is a fire route.

Fire Chief's Order

70.     If, after inspection of any building, the Fire Chief of the Corporation is satisfied that, in order to suppress and prevent the spread of fires, a fire route is warranted in respect of any building, they may serve or cause to be serviced by personal service or by prepaid registered mail to the owner of the building shown on the records of the Land Registry Office, an order requiring the owner to comply with the provisions of Fire Code and/or Building Code Act Regulations, and every owner shall comply with such order within sixty (60) days of the date of its service upon him or its mailing to him.

Agreement with Owner of Roadway (Schedule 32)

71.     The Corporation and the owner of a private roadway may enter into an agreement in the form set out in Schedule 32 of this by-law or in a development agreement pursuant to the site plan approval process providing for the designation of the roadway as a fire route.

Tampering with Signs

72.     No person shall move, remove or interfere with an official sign along a fire route or obstruct a view of an official sign along a fire route.

Conflicting Signs on Fire Routes

73.     No person shall erect or maintain along a fire route any sign which may conflict or be confused with an official sign.

Unauthorized Use of Signs

74.     No person shall erect or maintain a facsimile of an official sign along any private roadway whether a fire route or not.

No Parking on Fire Route

75.   (1)      Where official signs are erected and on display, no person shall stop a vehicle along a fire route or so that any part of a vehicle is located within the fire route.

(2)      Where official signs are erected and on display, no personal shall park a vehicle along a fire route or so that any part of a vehicle is located within the fire route.

(3)      Subsection 75 (1) and (2) does not apply to a passenger vehicle of the London Transit Commission using bus stops when official signs are erected and on display, which signs are hereby authorized.

PART 5 – ON-STREET PARKING FOR THE DISABLED

Parking Space for Disabled Persons(Schedule 33)

76.     Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other by-law, no person shall park, stand, stop or leave a motor vehicle in any designated on-street parking space where official “Disabled Parking Permit” signs are erected and on display,

(a)   that is operated by or carries a disabled person, and

(b)   that is identified by a current original identifying marker; and

(c)   that is parked entirely within a designated parking space.

Display of Permit

77.     An identifying marker, shall be displayed on

(a)   the inner surface of the windshield, as close as practicable to the lower left-hand corner and as close as practicable to the left-hand side of the motor vehicle, or

(b)   the outer surface of the sun visor on the left-hand side of the motor vehicle to be visible through the windshield from the exterior of the car when the sun visor is in a lowered position.

Prohibitions Regarding Permits

78.     No person shall

(a)   deface or alter any current original identifying marker furnished by the Ministry of Transportation;

(b)   use or permit the use of a defaced or altered current original identifying marker furnished by the Ministry of Transportation;

(c)   use or permit the use of a current original identifying marker furnished by the Ministry of Transportation except the disabled person to whom the current original identifying marker is furnished; or a person transporting such disabled person;

(d)   without the authority of the person to whom a current original identifying marker has been issued, remove a current original identifying marker furnished by the Ministry of Transportation from a motor vehicle.

PART 6 - OFF-STREET PARKING FOR THE DISABLED

Designation of Parking Spaces

79.   (1)      Where in a public parking lot or facility one or more parking spaces are intended for the sole use of a vehicle of a disabled person, the owner or operator of the public parking lot or facility shall identify each such parking space by erecting an official “disable permit parking” sign in such a manner that the official “disable permit parking” sign shall be clearly visible to the operator of any vehicle approaching or entering such parking space. The official “disable permit parking” sign shall be erected on a post secured in the ground or on a wall. The official “disable permit parking” sign shall be at the front of the parking space in the middle so that the sign is between 1.5 m and 2.0 m when measuring from the grade to the centre of the sign.

(2)     Where the requirements of subsection (1) of this section are complied with, each such parking space is for the purposes of this by-law a designated parking space for the sole use of vehicles of disabled persons.

(3)     Notwithstanding any provision in this Part to the contrary, no designated parking space shall be in a fire route designated under Part 5 of this by-law.

Parking Space for Disabled Persons

80.   (1)      No person shall park, stand, stop or leave a motor vehicle in any designated parking space except a motor vehicle that is identified by a current original identifying marker.

(2)     No person shall park, stand, stop, or leave a motor vehicle in an access aisle.

(3)      No person shall park more than one vehicle in anyone parking space at any one time.

(4)      No person shall park a vehicle in a parking space that is partly or completely occupied by another vehicle.

PART 7 – UNLICENSED VEHICLE

Unlicensed Vehicles

81.     Unless otherwise permitted in this By-law, no person shall park a vehicle on any highway or parking space if such vehicle is an unlicensed vehicle.

Part 8 - Privately-owned Lots

Privately-Owned Off-Street Parking Lots

82.     No person shall permit a vehicle to be parked in the same parking space in a privately-owned parking lot or other parking facility for a longer period at any one time than the maximum period allowable, if any, for such vehicle as prescribed by signs posted upon such lot or facility pursuant to Parts 12 and 13 of the Business Licensing By-law.

(1)     No person shall permit a vehicle to be parked in a privately - owned parking lot or other parking facility without the authorization of the owner of the parking lot or parking facility when signs are posted at all entrances to such parking lot or parking facility prohibiting such unauthorized parking.

(2)     No person shall permit a vehicle to be parked or left on privately-owned land not used as a parking lot or other parking facility without the authorization of the owner or occupant of that land.

(3)     In sections 82, 82.1 and 82.2 of this By-law, “privately-owned” means not owned or occupied by the Corporation.

PART 9 - GENERAL PROVISIONS

General Penalty

83.     Except where otherwise expressly provided by this by-law or the Highway Traffic Act, every person who

(a)   contravenes any provision of this by-law is guilty of an offence and upon conviction is liable to an administrative monetary penalty as per Schedule A of the Administrative Monetary Penalty System By-law;

(b)   penalty notices indicating a contravention of the by-law shall be issued in accordance with the Administrative Monetary Penalty System By-law;

(c)   a motor vehicle owner who is served with a penalty notice under this by-law may request a review of the matter in accordance with the Administrative Monetary Penalty System By-law.

Illegally Parked Vehicles

84.     Where a vehicle has been left parked, stopped or left standing in contravention of this by-law as passed, the owner of the vehicle, notwithstanding that he was not the driver of the vehicle at the time of the contravention of the by-law, is guilty of an offence and is liable to the fine prescribed for the offence unless, at the time of the offence, the vehicle was in the possession of some person other than the owner without the owner's consent.

(1)     No person shall permit a vehicle to be parked or left on Corporation-owned or occupied land without the authorization of the Corporation.

(2)     A Municipal Law Enforcement Officer or Police Officer may cause a vehicle parked or left in contravention of this By-law to be moved or taken to and placed or stored in a suitable place and all costs and charges for removing, care and storage, if any, are a lien against the said vehicle which may be enforced in the manner provided by the Repair and Storage Liens Act.

Excess Coins in Parking Meters

85.     Where a person deposits one or more coins in a parking meter more than that required for the parking time allowed by the meter, no change shall be remitted and no increase in parking time shall be allowed.

Meter Feeding Permitted in December

86.     Notwithstanding any other sections of this by-law to the contrary, sections 48 and 49 shall not apply for the period from December 1 to December 31 of any year.

Executive Acts Authorized

87.     The Mayor and the Administration are hereby authorized to do all things and the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to execute on behalf and under the seal of the Corporation any document necessary to give effect to this by-law.

Headings Not Part of By-law

88.     The headings in the body of this by-law form no part of the by-law but are inserted for convenience of reference only.

Deviation From Form

89.     Where a form or words or expressions are prescribed in any Schedule to this by-law, deviations therefrom not affecting the substance or calculated to mislead do not vitiate them.

Conflict with Highway Traffic Act

90.     In the event of conflict between the provisions of this by-law and the Highway Traffic Act, the provisions of the said Act prevail.

Repeal

91.     By-law No. PS-113 and all of its amendments shall be repealed on the date this by-law comes into force and effect.

Short Title

92.     The short title of this by-law is the Traffic and Parking By-law.

Commencement

93.     This by-law comes into force and effect on January 31, 2022.

PASSED in Open Council on December 7, 2021.

Ed Holder, Mayor

Barb Westlake-Power, Deputy City Clerk

As Amended by
By-Law No. Date Passed at Council
   
Last modified:Thursday, February 03, 2022