Last weekend’s spring snowstorm has bought most Montreal drivers’ time when it comes to city street parking.
Seasonal parking restrictions were set to go into effect April 1, extending to Dec. 1. Often, it means having to move your car for a few hours on a given day of the week so that street sweepers can clean up.
But because of the dumping of snow that March brought, the parking restrictions have been delayed.
For residents living on borough borders, however, the rules can be confusing.
Clint Earle lives on the border between the Plateau and Outremont. On his side of the street, the parking rule has been extended to April 4, but across the street, it’s extended to April 7.
City of Montreal spokesman Jacques-Alain Lavallée says the reason for this is that each borough decides if and when to push back the parking restrictions, and as such that dates aren’t all the same.
“I can understand that for citizens that can be confusing. If you are in doubt, my suggestion would be to dial 311,” Lavallée said.
Here are the boroughs with new parking restriction dates. Of course, if more snow falls, the dates may be further revised:
- Ahuntsic-Cartierville: April 7
- Anjou: April 15
- Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce: April 7
- Lachine: April 7
- Southwest: April 7
- Plateau-Mont-Royal: April 4
- Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: April 5
- Montreal North: April 7
- Outremont: April 7
- Rivières-des-Prairies-Pointe-aux-Trembles: April 7
- Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie: April 7
- Saint-Léonard: April 6
- Ville-Marie: April 7
- Villeray-Saint-Michel-Parc-Extension: April 7