Newmarket has extended the 30-minute parking limit on Main Street to two hours during weekday evenings and weekends to offer flexibility for shoppers and diners.
The 30-minute parking option along Main Street (from Water Street to Millard Avenue) will be maintained from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to promote quick turnaround times during core business hours.
The two-hour parking limit on weekday evenings and weekends will promote dining and shopping experiences, which are generally more time consuming and more frequent during these timeframes.
Signs will be placed along Main Street to let visitors know about the parking limits. The Town's By-Law Officers will conduct an education campaign over the coming weeks as the change is implemented.
Time limits do not apply to accessible parking spots.
Thirty-minute curbside parking restrictions were implemented at the onset of the pandemic to support local businesses by offering quick turnaround times. To gauge the current needs of the business community, feedback was collected through consultation with Economic Development and the Main Street District Business Improvement Area Board and approved by Council in late 2022.