Significant Weather Event declared in Ottawa- parking ban in effect from 7 pm Monday to 7 pm Tuesday


OTTAWA, ON, Jan. 17, 2022 – Environment Canada has identified hazardous weather for tomorrow, January 17. As a result, the City of Ottawa has declared a Significant Weather Event. The Roads and Parking Services team will be out maintaining the City’s sidewalks, roads and the winter cycling network, but will take longer than usual to restore them to regular conditions.

Please exercise caution when using City sidewalks, roads and the winter cycling network.

A Parking Ban will be in effect from Monday, January 17 at 7 pm to Tuesday, January 18 at 7 pm to allow teams time to make multiple passes required to clear the large amounts of snow.

During a winter weather parking ban, parking is prohibited on city streets so crews can plow easily and effectively. Vehicles parked on the street during a ban may be ticketed and towed. Though on-street monthly parking permit holders are exempt from this restriction when they are parked in residential parking permit zones, we encourage those who can to find off-street parking options to avoid getting snowed-in.

Available parking in Ottawa

During winter weather parking bans, residents will have access to select OC Transpo park and rides as well as certain recreation centres. Visit for more information about which City facilities are available during winter weather parking bans.

Ottawa’s Commercial main streets

To help residents shop local, some commercial main streets are exempt from winter parking bans. When a parking ban is called during winter weather events, residents can park in the identified areas (view maps), while observing all posted signage and pay and display requirements.

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Residents can also download the City of Ottawa app on their Android (link is external) or Apple (link is external) device to receive up-to-date information on winter parking bans and other City news.

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SOURCE City of Ottawa News Release

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