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New Resident-Only Parking Pilot Project

12 months ago

Effective June 26, 2019 through to September 30, 2019, only vehicles with a valid Town of Innisfil Resident Parking Permit will be allowed to park on streets within the targeted parking area from Innisfil Beach Park on weekends and statutory holidays. Designated parking spots on Innisfil Beach Road will also be included.

Any vehicle without such a permit clearly displayed will receive a fine as per by-law 028-17. If your vehicle does not have a Parking Permit clearly displayed and you receive a fine, please be advised you can come in person to Innisfil Town Hall (2101 Innisfil Beach Rd.) with proof of home ownership in Innisfil to have your parking fine waived.

If you do not have a valid Parking Permit we invite you to pick one up at any of our recreation centres, ideaLAB & Libraries, or at our Town Hall. You will need to show vehicle ownership and proof of home ownership in Innisfil.

This pilot project is being launched based on the recommendations of our Innisfil Beach Park Ad Hoc Advisory Committee. The intent of this pilot is to try to offer street parking to residents first, and reduce overall congestion on roads surrounding Innisfil Beach Park.

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lloyd 7 months ago
Have no problem with the erection of no-parking signs on those streets near the park but it is difficult for the residents with weekend visitors. Realize there is no one size fits all but we have to reach a balance. NOt sure how you obtain a visitors pass but hope it is a line manned for extended periods and not just Town business hours and how does this information get communicated to the parking enforcement people.
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Jutta 8 months ago
The pilot project was a good idea except that on Happy Vale Drive the sign was at the top of the street and none of the residents knew about it. Also, the offenders do NOT park up there. They park closer to the pathway to Roberts and get very nasty when told it is "resident parking" only. Another sign should be put closer to the pathway. Parking is also now starting on the north side of Happy Vale Dr and a sign should be put tbere.
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AMiller 9 months ago
I understand the need to manage on street parking near the beach/park. We live on Crystal Beach Rd and it can be a challenge. But as a resident I should not be restricted from having visitors at my home (for which I pay significant taxes) anytime I want to. The parking restriction program MUST offer a resident focused solution; balance safety, congestion and the ability to enjoy our home as a resident. How about an online street parking permit process for residents; the manual process of calling the town to have parking sept issue a permit only works when you know in advance and it takes a lot of time/resources (town and resident). The Town is all about innovation; this solution is already used in other municipalities. Why not here? I also agree with others that the extent of this parking restriction goes well beyond the affected area. If IBP is going to function as a hub for the Town, a one size fits all solution that doesn’t meet the needs of all affected residents simply isn’t going to work. This parking pilot may have addressed one issue (congestion) but it created several more and has me questioning the credibility of the Committee.
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Gale G 11 months ago
I live on Florence Road west of Merrett Street and am within 1 km of the beach. The new by-law took effect June 26th, yet no "no parking without permit" signs have been put in place resulting in the inability of by-law enforcement officers to tag vehicles. This just passed long weekend saw tags placed on vehicles on Sunday but on Monday none were issued because of the lack of signage. Seems to me that these signs should have been erected in advance of the by-law coming into effect. Very poor planning on the part of the town. Our normally quiet street becomes a free for all on the hot summer weekends with cars driving erratically looking for places to park, vehicles parking too close to driveways making it difficult for residents to leave their homes safely. I for one am happy to have a new parking by-law but strongly suggest that the signage be put in place otherwise the by-law is pointless.
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jaytea 11 months ago
My house is 3.4km from the park entrance. We have never had tourist parking anywhere near us and we were included in the restricted area. Someone obviously drew an arbitrary circle around the park with no input from residents. I have the same concern as everyone else. What do I do about my visitors cars?
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Cmathson 11 months ago
I’ll add my support to Kathy’s comment. Where I can fully recognize the overcrowding of our streets in and around the beach, I feel that the area that has been proposed for this no street parking rule is way outside the ‘Beach Zone.’ This rule has pretty much outlawed any summer visitors for our neighbourhood residence. We already have street parking restrictions for snow removal in the winter and now our summer street parking privileges have been removed. Wondering. Is this Ad Hoc committee the same group of people who decided to close the Goodfellow elementary school parking lot?
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Kathy 11 months ago
I live on Somers Blvd. We NEVER have overflow parking from beach goers so how this street was included in this project is absurd. Over the years the beach has become so overpopulated with tourists that the résidents cant even enjoy it but now your dictating that I cant even entertain in my own home on a Saturday afternoon without having my guests receive a ticket as my driveway can not accomodate them. I understand the concept behind this project but I do NOT agree with SOmers Blvd being included in this. Please explain why our street is on this list.How do I tell my family and friends they can no longer visit me over the weekends without risk of getting a ticket.
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mstanleigh 11 months ago
It took awhile to convince council to put up no parking signs on Lakelands Avenue. It is impossible to back out of the driveway with cars parked on both sides. Then residents stared to receive money for cars parking on their driveways. To stop Lakelands Ave. from looking like one long parking lot, Council put in a by-law with penalties for residents accepting payment for cars on their driveway. We had a few good years of peace on the street. Then Council decided that the car should take precedence over residents. Witness the creation of Innisfil Beach Road. Beautiful medians, trees, benches, etc. Then the car was deemed more important and the road, at great expense was destroyed. So...with Lakelands Avenue. First Council approves everyone turning their driveways into parking lots. And at less money than paying to park in the park - they'll be full. So again, Lakelands Avenue will become a parking lot. But wait!! In case that's not enough. The road will again be filled with parked cars. Why doesn't Council just buy us all out, pave over our houses and create one huge parking lot. The Innisfil Community Vision is: "We will manage and plan our growth in a responsible and deliberate way that retains the strong sense of community, rural atmosphere and small-town feel that we value and cherish. " It's time this vision be changed. Clearly Council wants to manage the growth of residents and increase the growth of the car. We have consulted with our neighbours. The lack of consultation is glaring. At no time were any of us asked what we think. Again, do residents really matter?
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