There are many different parking options in Downtown St. Catharines.
The City of St. Catharines owns and operates two parking garages and ten surface parking lots, in addition to on-street parking meters through the downtown core. There are also a number of private parking lots downtown.
You may find more information about parking in Downtown St. Catharines at the City of St. Catharines’ parking page on their website: http://www.stcatharines.ca/en/livein/ParkingLotsGarages.asp
A helpful map is available from the City of St. Catharines, indicating the walking distances from the City’s parking lots and garages to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Meridian Centre and other downtown attractions.
All City-owned and operated parking lots and garages are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Parking at certain lots and garages is free outside of normal business hours, Monday to Friday. Business hours and payment options differ for some locations, so please review the information for each City-owned parking facility at the above link.
Special Event Parking
Parking Garages and the Head Street and Garden Park Parking Lots
Special event parking is $5 when events are taking place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre or Meridian Centre. Payment is by cash only and is paid on entrance to the garages / parking lots.
IceDogs Way Parking Lot
Special event parking is $10 when events are taking place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre or Meridian Centre. Payment is by cash only and is paid on entrance to the parking lot.
Parking Token Program
The St. Catharines Downtown Association offers a parking token program for anyone wishing to use it.
Each token costs $0.25 and gives you 10 minutes at any on-street parking meter.
Parking tokens come in 40 piece rolls and are $10.00 each.
Tokens are available to purchase at the Downtown Association Offices at 80 King Street (main floor),
Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm.
Please note that our office only accepts cash, money order or certified cheque. Phone ahead 905-685-8424 and we'll have your tokens ready for you to pick up.