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Frequently Asked Questions

A categorized list of frequently asked questions and answers related to the Toronto Parking Authority&Green P.

What is the TPA?

The Toronto Parking Authority is a local Board of the City of Toronto which owns and operates the system of Municipal off-street parking lots (‘Green P’) and the on-street metered parking.

Where does the TPA Operate?

The TPA operates in the City of Toronto, which is the amalgamation of the seven former municipalities, which constitute Metropolitan Toronto. The locations can be found here.

How many off-street lot spaces does the TPA have?

The Toronto Parking Authority operates 160 municipal parking lots containing about 20,000 spaces. Twenty of these lots accounting for approximately 10,000 spaces are garages. The remaining 10,000 spaces are contained in approximately 140 surface lots.

How many metered parking spaces does the TPA operate?

The TPA operates approximately 20,000 on-street spaces. Approximately 12,500 of the spaces are operated by 2000 parking machines with the remaining 7,500 being operated by way of single space meters.

How much does it cost to park at a meter?

Metered spaces are either $1.50, $2.00, $2.25, $3.00 or $4.00 per hour depending on the area of the City in which they are located. Rates are posted on the machine or meter.

What are your Holiday Parking Rates?

Unless otherwise stated, regular rates apply in our facilities on Holidays. Similarly, regular rates apply on the street during Holidays.

What's the difference between TPA Monthly Permits and City of Toronto street permits?

For more information regarding permits, visit our section on Permit Information

How long can I park in a Green P Lot?

As a customer, you can park and pay for as many days as you like. It should be noted, though that there are no in-and-out privileges, but you can purchase the time you require on your credit card up to $99 and display the receipt on your dash. For attended facilities, simply pay the cashier upon your departure.