Princess Street Parking & Benches

Consultation has concluded

Update: The report with recommendations based on the Princess St parking and benches consultation has been approved by Council.


As work on downtown Princess Street continues, the City is seeking input on where parking spaces, accessible parking spaces, benches and bike parking should be located when the street is reconstructed.

The placement of amenities on the newly constructed portion of Princess Street is guided by the Downtown Action Plan and standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Design of Public Spaces Standards on:

  • The need, location and design of on-street parking (AODA section 80.39) and
  • The design and placement of rest areas along the exterior paths of travel (AODA section 80.29)

For more information on the Princess Street reconstruction visit the project page.


Update: The report with recommendations based on the Princess St parking and benches consultation has been approved by Council.


As work on downtown Princess Street continues, the City is seeking input on where parking spaces, accessible parking spaces, benches and bike parking should be located when the street is reconstructed.

The placement of amenities on the newly constructed portion of Princess Street is guided by the Downtown Action Plan and standards set out in the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) Design of Public Spaces Standards on:

  • The need, location and design of on-street parking (AODA section 80.39) and
  • The design and placement of rest areas along the exterior paths of travel (AODA section 80.29)

For more information on the Princess Street reconstruction visit the project page.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Bench, Bike Rack, and Parking Location Survey

    The reconstruction of Princess Street is entering its fourth and final phase with work being performed in the blocks from Clergy Street to Division Street. The design elements of the project draw from the streetscape recommendations of the Downtown Action Plan (2004), which describe how to best fit pedestrian and vehicle uses within the right of way. This includes wide sidewalks and boulevard areas for amenities.

    With the need to keep a wide, clear path for pedestrian use, the boulevard space alternates between on street parking areas and pedestrian areas that contain a mix of planters,

    The reconstruction of Princess Street is entering its fourth and final phase with work being performed in the blocks from Clergy Street to Division Street. The design elements of the project draw from the streetscape recommendations of the Downtown Action Plan (2004), which describe how to best fit pedestrian and vehicle uses within the right of way. This includes wide sidewalks and boulevard areas for amenities.

    With the need to keep a wide, clear path for pedestrian use, the boulevard space alternates between on street parking areas and pedestrian areas that contain a mix of planters, bicycle posts, waste and recycling receptacles and street benches.

    Please review the information and provide your comments by Feb. 28, 2018.

    Consultation has concluded