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Parking in Uptown Waterloo

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

Business hours

  • Three-hour free parking on Regina St: Station Lot and Temporary Lots A and B
  • Two-hour free parking City Centre and Station Lot

Longer-stay paid parking with Honk Mobile

Need to park longer than the 2hr free limit? Download Honk Mobile and buy more time online!

Effective Sept. 1, 2017, visitors to uptown Waterloo will be able to pay for extended parking time beyond the free two hour limit with the help of a mobile-friendly app.

If you are shopping or dining in uptown Waterloo and can't get to your car before the free two hour limit expires, you can buy more time online at a rate of $2.75 per hour.

Uptown patrons simply download the Honk Mobile free app and create an account using their email address, mobile phone number, licence plate number and payment info.

Effective Sept. 1, 2017, longer stay paid parking will be available for these surface lots:

  • Waterloo Town Square North Lot
  • Waterloo Town Square South Lot
  • Museum Lot
  • Temporary Lot A
  • Temporary Lot B
  • Station Lot
  • City Centre Lot

Uptown visitors can download the Honk Mobile app at any time to familiarize themselves with the technology and to create an account, however the longer stay paid parking option will not take effect until Sept. 1, 2017.

Honk Mobile is available to download for free from the App Store, Google Play or at

Please read our media release for more details.

Evenings and weekends

  • Unlimited free parking on weekday evenings from as early as 5 p.m. until 3 a.m.
  • Unlimited free parking on weekends until 3 a.m.
  • Free overnight parking 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 on Uptown Parkade, level one

On-street parking

Free on-street parking is also available in increments of one-hour, two-hour and three hours, 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.