The Enforcement Division and South Simcoe Police and are responsible for the enforcement of Traffic Regulation By-law 2014-91. Parking Enforcement is responsible for enforcing standards relating to parking on public road allowances and as requested on private property. Enforcement of parking regulations supports improved road safety, traffic flow, accessibility, and assists the town in managing its road infrastructure for street cleaning, garbage removal and snow clearing.
Winter Parking Restrictions
It is strictly prohibited to park on any street between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. from DECEMBER 1 to APRIL 1* of the following year and in the Downtown Bradford area** from 3:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m., where posted. This restriction is lifted ONLY on January 1 of each year to encourage safe New Year's Eve celebrations.
* Previously November 1 to May 1 - new dates came into effect January 2016
**Holland Street West to Holland Court, Holland Street East to Nelson Street, Simcoe Road South to Centre Street, Barrie Street North to John Street
Any motor vehicle found on the roadway during the restricted hours may be subject to a fine under Traffic Regulation By-law 2014-91, as amended.
Overflow Parking: Winter overnight parking is available at the BWG Leisure Centre in designated spots where indicated by signs. Parking is also permitted in municipal (green P) parking lots for up to 24 hours.
For more information regarding the parking by-law and restrictions, please contact the Enforcement Division.
One-side Street Parking Restrictions
Many roads within Bradford West Gwillimbury are posted as:
- No Parking 1st to 15th on one side of the road; and
- No Parking 16th to the last day of the month on the other side of the road.
This allows residents an opportunity to park on their side of the street for at least half of the month. If you reside on such a street, please ensure your visitors are also aware of the parking restrictions.
General Parking Restrictions
The Traffic Regulation By-law also stipulates a number of other restrictions regarding parking.
No person shall park any vehicle:
- on or over any portion of a sidewalk;
- on a grassed portion of any boulevard;
- in front of an entrance on the highway to or from a private road, driveway or lane;
- within an intersection or within 15 metres of an intersection;
- on a crosswalk or within 9 metres of a crosswalk;
- within 9 metres of a stop sign unless otherwise posted;
- within 15 metres of any bridge or the nearest rail of a rail crossing;
- in such a manner as to obstruct traffic or in a position or place that prevents or is likely to prevent the removal of any other vehicle, parked or standing on the highway;
- in such a manner as to obstruct or prevent the clearing or removal of snow from the highway;
- within 1.5 metres of a fire hydrant or in a manner so as to prevent access to a fire hydrant in the case of an emergency;
- on the inside radius where there is a 90 degree bend in the road, more or less, for a distance of 9 metres in each direction, measured from the point of intersection of the projected curb lines or edge of asphalt and along the curb line or edge of asphalt;
- more than 15cm from a curb or in the middle of a court;
- on municipal property except in a designated parking zone;
- in a municipal parking lot in excess of 24 hours;
- in any public park, trailway or open space areas that do not have designated parking areas;
- in a designated disabled person parking space, unless a valid disabled person parking permit is displayed in accordance with Section 4.6 of this by-law;
- where parking is permitted on the left and right hand side of a highway designated;
- for two way traffic, the vehicle shall be parked having regard for the direction such vehicle was proceeding;
- on private property without authorization;
- on municipal property without authorization.
- Additionally, no person shall park or let stand a trailer that is not attached to a motor vehicle.