A month into the King Street Pilot Project, and the City of Toronto is giving out a parking discount for the pilot area.
The City and the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) are offering up to $5 off parking in the area when the Green P app is used to pay for the parking.
The parking promo, which is only good for one use, is valid until the end of the pilot in November 2018. It’s meant to encourage people to visit local businesses, restaurants, and theatres in the King Street neighbourhood.
“We want King Street to work better for everyone, and while the pilot is effectively improving the reliability and speed of transit along our busiest route, this parking discount will help local businesses get the word out that this vibrant area of our city is as easy to access as ever, no matter how you travel,” said Mayor John Tory in a release.
The King Street Pilot prioritizes transit from Bathurst Street to Jarvis Street, but King Street is still open to car traffic, and drivers can use the many designated pickup and drop-off locations on King Street before making a right turn at the next intersection and finding a parking spot.
This week, the City released its initial data on the pilot, showing that it has improved transit reliability and travel times. The data also said there was no significant impact on drive time in the area.
“We are pleased with the pilot results we’ve seen so far for transit riders but we know that people come to this area from all over the city and region and many drive to get here,” said Barbara Gray, General Manager of Transportation Services. “The parking discount is one way of letting drivers know you are still welcome here and you can still drive in the area.”
Drivers who wish to access the parking promotion can:
• Download the Green P app from the Apple Store or Google Play Store
• Create an account
• Tap “Initiate parking session”
• Park and pay
• Enter Promo Code GCTG4A5 into the Discount Section in Session Options and receive up to $5 off your next parking session
The parking promotion is valid at locations that are within an approximate five-minute walk of King Street. The promo code is only redeemable via the Green P App and is valid through to November 12, 2018.