Street parking restrictions in Montreal will go into effect May 1

Apr 29 2020, 6:30 am

As the calendar prepares to flip to a new month, the City of Montreal is reinstating street parking restrictions.

Last month, the city delayed April 1’s street cleaning operations and its corresponding fines as a result of the pandemic.

On Tuesday, Montreal announced that restrictions will be in effect as of May 1 and asked citizens to “comply with all parking restrictions” in order for maintenance crews to do their jobs.

“In the springtime, when the weather permits, streets, lanes and sidewalks are cleaned,” reads the Ville de Montreal website. “Debris and gravel that have accumulated over the winter are cleared. From mechanical sweepers to vacuum trucks, a number of types of equipment are used to clean Montreal’s streets.”

Restrictions are in effect even if the street sweeper has already performed a job in case other work, such as paving, takes place.

Resident-only street parking rules are still in place.

“Only people with a sticker can park in residents-only zones,” the City said. “They risk getting a ticket otherwise.”

As always, payments can be made online by credit card or the Agence mobilité app.