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Free downtown parking

Shoppers in downtown Oshawa will get a bit of a reprieve during the holiday rush as the city will soon be offering free on-street parking.

Parking will be free each day at noon beginning Monday, Dec. 9 up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Parking will be free all day on Dec. 25 and Dec. 26, as well as Jan. 1 due to statutory holidays.

Fees for on-street parking will still apply between 8 a.m and noon from Monday to Friday during this period. On-street parking will continue to be free after 6 p.m., and on weekends and statutory holidays.

Paid parking will still be required for off-street parking municipal parking lots and parkades, On-street parking is not permitted between 3 to 6 a.m. between Dec. 1 and April 1. Vehicles parked on streets any time while salting and snow clearing may be ticketed and towed.