At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council carried a motion to temporarily waive charges for City on-street parking around Peach Arch Hospital to offer health care staff convenient parking free-of-charge. Under normal circumstances, the City’s parking supply in this area is intended primarily for patient and hospital visitor use. Due to Covid-19 however, the hospital had restricted visitors which reduced parking demand.
Hospital visitor restrictions have now lifted, which together with area development has increased parking demand both for hospital and non-hospital related business. As a result, hospital staff are receiving complaints from patients and visitors who are unable to find parking. To encourage stall turnover and parking availability for patients and visitors, City-owned hospital on-street paid parking will therefore be reinstated effective January 1, 2022. The hourly rate will be $3.00.