Effective today, the Town of Newmarket has temporarily amended the parking restrictions on Main Street by imposing a thirty (30) minute maximum parking limit to facilitate curbside pick-up or delivery.
As the province begins to lift COVID-19 restrictions, retail stores with a street entrance can begin to provide curbside pick-up and delivery starting on Monday, May 11.
The 30 minute maximum parking restriction applies to the east and west side of Main Street from Water Street to Davis Drive, where there was previously a two hour limit.
Bylaw Officers will be enforcing these new parking restrictions to ensure spaces are available to both shoppers and businesses. Signs will be posted and Officers will be out educating residents about the change. Repeat offenders can face fines starting at $40.
Residents who are not using curbside delivery are asked to use other downtown parking spaces, such as the lot around Market Square (P5-6) and east of Main Street around the Lion's Club (P3) and Riverwalk Commons (P1 & P7) shown in the attached parking guide.
The curbside parking restrictions are outlined in the first Emergency Order enacted by Newmarket's Mayor under authority delegated to him by Council to allow the Town to address situations in a timely manner. This authority was granted to the Mayor during the April 27 Special Council Meeting. In addition Council passed an Emergency Measures By-law giving the Town flexibility to temporarily amend and enforce by-laws to react to the evolving COVID-19 landscape. Read more in Council Highlights.
The curbside parking restrictions are temporary and will be in effect as long as needed.
Limiting and stopping the spread of COVID-19 in Newmarket continues to be the Town's top priority while also following the Province's lead to cautiously restart our economy. Residents are encouraged to shop locally while practicing physical distancing and following the safety steps put in place by retailers. Please refrain from making a pick-up and self-isolate if you have any potential COVID-19 symptoms (check Ontario's self-assessment tool).
Newmarket's Economic Development Office continues to support the business community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn more about business support here.
For the latest COVID-19 impacts to your town, visit newmarket.ca/covid19.
Click here for a copy of the official Emergency Order No. 1