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Parking in Uptown Waterloo

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Uptown parking map

There is a variety of parking options in uptown Waterloo with surface lots, on-street parking and a parking garage

Business hours

  • Two-hour free parking Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Free evenings and weekends until 3 a.m.

Longer-stay paid parking with HonkMobile

Need to park longer than the 2hr free limit? Download HonkMobile and buy more time online! Visitors to uptown Waterloo can buy parking time beyond the free two hour limit with the help of a mobile-friendly app, at a rate of $2.75 per hour.

When do I purchase more time?

First download the HonkMobile free app and create an account using your email address, mobile phone number, licence plate number and payment info.

Then follow one of these examples:

  • Example 1: You arrive at Temporary Lot A at 1 p.m. for an appointment at the spa. You know you'll need more than 2hrs but don't want to get a ticket. Login to the Honk Mobile app, search for Temporary Lot A, choose 3 p.m. as the start time for paid parking, and then choose the amount of extra time you'd like to purchase.
  • Example 2: You parked in the Museum Lot at 9 a.m. for brunch with friends. At 10:30 a.m., you realize you won't be finished by 11 a.m., when the 2hrs free parking will expire. Login to the Honk Mobile app, search for the Museum Lot, choose 11 a.m. as the start time for paid parking, and then choose the amount of extra time you'd like to purchase.

Longer stay paid parking is available for these surface lots:

Waterloo Town Square North LotTemporary Lot B
Waterloo Town Square South Lot Station Lot
Museum LotCity Centre Lot
Temporary Lot A 

Important information about Honk Mobile

  • HonkMobile does not apply to overnight parking. Overnight parking is a free service provided the vehicle is registered using the overnight parking registry
  • HonkMobile applies to surface parking lots only, not on-street parking
  • If patrons require all-day parking, they can park in the Uptown Parkade using the pay and display option, or purchase a parking permit
  • Time purchased through HonkMobile is tied to a licence plate and communicated in real time to City of Waterloo enforcement officers. You do not need to display anything in your vehicle. If a mistake occurs and you get a ticket, please contact municipal enforcement at 519-747-8785.
  •  You cannot use Honk Mobile to reserve a parking spot. 

HonkMobile is available to download for free from the App Store, Google Play or at app.honkmobile.com

Please read our media release for more details.

Evenings and weekends

  • Unlimited free off-street parking on weekday evenings from as early as 5 p.m. until 3 a.m.
  • Unlimited free off-street parking on weekends until 3 a.m.
  • Free overnight parking in designated lots from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. if vehicle is registered
  • Unregistered vehicles in lots or on street from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. can be ticketed and/or towed

Pay & display

  • Pay and display parking in Uptown Parkade, level one

On-street parking

Free on-street parking is also available depending on the location.

Designated parking

We offer designated spots where motorcycles, scooters or mopeds can park for free. 

More information

If you require longer-term parking, parking rates vary depend on the lot you choose and permits are available for purchase.