Winter Parking Restrictions Now In Effect
As of November 1, 2022, Winter Parking Restrictions are now in effect. In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and Town By-law No. 2003-11, overnight parking is prohibited on all Town streets from 2:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. These restrictions remain in place until April 1, 2023.
The Town enforces its parking by-laws by issuing tickets to illegally parked vehicles on both public and private property. This type of enforcement is required to maintain legal parking, regulate traffic movement, and ensure public safety.
To better manage public parking throughout the community, the Town has implemented a paid parking program. All paid parking locations are clearly identified by signage. There are also free public parking lots throughout the community.
All residents of the Town of The Blue Mountains are permitted to park for free at all paid parking locations throughout the Town by either registering their license plate or by displaying the printed resident pass in their rearview mirror. Printed resident passes are mailed to all taxpayers each spring. Parking passes for non-residents are currently not available.
To register a licence plate(s), please visit Town Hall with photo identification, proof of residency (within the Town of The Blue Mountains) and vehicle registration.
Who can I contact for information?
You can email the Community Services Department or call 519-599-3131 ext. 289.
Who is entitled to a Resident Pass?
Individuals who are permitted to vote in The Blue Mountains Municipal Elections, including residential owners and residential tenants.
Do businesses within the TBM qualify for Resident Passes?
No. Businesses are not eligible to vote, so therefore do not qualify for a Resident Pass.
What if the ownership for my house is in my company’s name?
If the ownership of a property is in a company name, please visit Town hall and provide proof of residency, along with identification and vehicle registration to register a licence plate.
What if my vehicle is in my company name?
Along with proof of identification and residency, as well as the vehicle registration, please bring in a business card with proof of your connection to that company vehicle.
I’ve lost/misplaced my resident pass can I receive a new one?
If Resident Passes are lost, misplaced or stolen you will be required to register your vehicle licence plate(s.
How many Resident Passes are provided per residence?
Two physical resident passes are provided per residence, but more than two license plates can be registered.
Can I get more than two Resident Passes?
Only two will be issued. If you require more than 2 passes, please visit Town Hall and register your licence plate(s); passes are not a requirement.
Can I come to Town Hall to pick up the Resident Pass(es)?
For residents who did not receive a pass in the mail, or require more than 2, please visit Town Hall and register your licence plate(s) for the Resident Pass.
Since we have a parking pass, do we need to register our licence plate(s) as well?
We encourage registering your licence plate(s) even if you have received a pass in the mail. Registering your licence plate(s) helps eliminate getting a ticket if your pass(es) are misplaced, lost, stolen or not properly displayed.
Where do I register my Licence Plate number?
Licence plate numbers can be registered by visiting the Town Hall. Please bring proof of identification and residency as well as the vehicle registration.
I have been staying at my residence in TBM, not my permanent residence in the city. Since the passes are being mailed to my permanent residence, I may not get them. How can I have free parking?
Property owners can register their license plate(s) with the paid parking program. Visit Town Hall with Identification, Proof of Residency, as well a vehicle registration to register your licence plate(s).
Do I have to prove that I am a qualified elector in The Blue Mountains?
Yes. Identification and Proof of Residency, as well as a vehicle registration is required to register your licence plate(s).
Where were my Resident Passes mailed to?
Your two Resident Passes were mailed with your 2022 interim tax bills. If you will not be at that address for some time, you can visit Town Hall to register your licence plate(s). Please bring identification and proof of residency, as well as the vehicle registration into Town Hall to register your licence plate(s).
What if this is not my primary residence?
As a property owner in the Town you are eligible for the Resident Pass.
Is there a time limit in the parks for residents?
Property owners and tenants are exempt from any time limitations in paid parking areas.
Can my children get a Resident Pass?
If your child is eligible to vote in The Blue Mountains or can prove their residency then yes. If they are not eligible to vote and/or cannot prove residency then no.
Where is the paid parking being implemented?
- Northwinds Beach
- Council Beach
- Peasemarsh Nature Reserve
- Bayview Park
- Thornbury Harbour
- Little River (including the pier)
- Lora Bay
- 171 King St (old Foodland parking lot)
- Town Hall (3 parking lots only on weekends and holidays)
- 15/17 Arthur street
- Loree Forest (Side Road 21)
- Heathcote Park
- Tomahawk Recreation Complex – winter months
What are the fees for parking for a non-resident?
The parking fee for non-residents is $10 per hour for up to 4 hours.
How do you pay for parking?
Paying for parking is easy. Find the Honk Mobile App and download it to your phone. Find the locations that you are at within the app. Signs are in each of the parking lots which have a QR code. Just hold the camera from your phone over the code and follow the steps provided.
Where is the Resident Pass to be placed?
On the dash or hanging from the rear-view mirror.
Why do we have paid parking now?
Paid parking and the idea of the Resident Pass was passed in the 2020 Budget. 2020 was a pilot year for the program, which includes three of TBM’s waterfronts and the Harbour. Due to the increased volume of visitors to our area, paid parking is to help offset costs for the additional use.
What is the revenue used for from the paid parking?
The revenue generated from the paid parking goes back into the facilities which helps us better maintain them. This allows for more frequent cleaning of the washroom facilities and garbage removal.
How can I provide proof of residency?
To obtain a resident/non-resident parking pass you are required to provide a photo ID and vehicle registration. If the photo ID does not include a TBM address, another acceptable document is required for proof of residency. - As per O. Reg 304/13: Voter Identification, proof of identity and residence must be an original, or a certified or notarial copy, of a document that shows the person’s name and qualifying address. The following are acceptable documents for photo ID or proof of residency:
1. An Ontario driver’s license.
2. An Ontario Health Card (photo card).
3. An Ontario Photo Card.
4. An Ontario motor vehicle permit (vehicle portion).
5. A cancelled personalized cheque.
6. A mortgage statement, lease or rental agreement relating to property in Ontario.
7. An insurance policy or insurance statement.
8. A loan agreement or other financial agreement with a financial institution.
9. A document issued or certified by a court in Ontario.
10. Any other document from the government of Canada, Ontario or a municipality in Ontario or from an agency of such a government.
11. Any document from a Band Council in Ontario established under the Indian Act (Canada).
12. An income tax assessment notice.
13. A Child Tax Benefit Statement.
14. A Statement of Employment Insurance Benefits Paid T4E.
15. A Statement of Old Age Security T4A (OAS).
16. A Statement of Canada Pension Plan Benefits T4A (P).
17. A Canada Pension Plan Statement of Contributions.
18. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Works.
19. A Statement of Direct Deposit for Ontario Disability Support Program.
20. A Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Statement of Benefits T5007.
21. A property tax assessment [tax bill]
22. A credit card statement, bank account statement, or RRSP, RRIF, RHOSP or T5 statement.
23. A CNIB Card or a card from another registered charitable organization that provides services to persons with disabilities.
24. A hospital card or record.
25. A document showing campus residence, issued by the office or officials responsible for student residence at a post-secondary institution.
26. A document showing residence at a long-term care home under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, issued by the Administrator for the home.
27. A utility bill for hydro, water, gas, telephone or cable TV or a bill from a public utilities commission.
28. A cheque stub, T4 statement or pay receipt issued by an employer.
29. A transcript or report card from a post-secondary school.
Parking Tickets and Enforcement
Find more information regarding seasonal parking restrictions, and how to pay a parking ticket.
The Town of The Blue Mountains partners with the Town of Collingwood to provide public transit services to the Craigleith area, including Blue Mountain Resort. For information, visit the Collingwood/Blue Mountains Transit website.
Grey County provides public transit services from the Town of The Blue Mountains to Owen Sound, as well as routes throughout Grey County. For routes, rates and reservation information, visit the Grey Transit Route website.
A route map and schedule of the Grey Transit Route (GTR) Highway 26 Route is available from the Grey Transit Route website.