Parking Authority to review practices, enforcement, and communications related to complimentary downtown parking

Released: December 26, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg Parking Authority (WPA) will review its practices, enforcement operations, and communications related to two-hour complimentary downtown on-street parking on Saturdays to ensure greater clarity going forward.

Until such time, the WPA will not be issuing tickets within the first two hours for downtown on-street parking between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, excluding the Hospital Zones, in the immediate future. The WPA will either cancel or refund those tickets issued between December 2, 2017 and December 23, 2017.

Earlier this year, it was brought to the WPA’s attention that some members of the public found the information related to the program unclear, and as a result, the WPA updated its website. It is acknowledged that the wording contained on both the stickers affixed to the downtown pay stations and the updated information on the website led to further confusion.

Individuals who received a ticket are asked to please contact 311 by phone, or by email at and provide the ticket number to initiate the cancellation and refund processes.

Individuals can contest a ticket if they believe it was issued in error by going online or in person. For more information, please see: City of Winnipeg – Contest a Ticket.

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