Parking Permits/License Plates in Montreal
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 1:01 PM Last Post By: SpidermelCanada
Nov 29, 2012 1:28 AM
Parking Permits/License Plates in MontrealHello!
I am an Ontario resident with Ontario plates and insurance on my car. I am looking to stay in Montreal for about 7 months, with keeping my home base in Ontario, and street parking seems to be the only option with many of the rentals I have found. Does any one know if I can get a Montreal parking permit for a car with Ontario plates? Do I need to get Quebec plates if my primary residence is going to stay in Ontario, but I am going to be working out of Montreal for a period of time? Failing a street parking permit, does any one know of reasonably priced parking lots/garages in the Plateau area of Montreal where I could rent a spot?
Dec 2, 2012 3:34 AM
1The Plateau is probably one of the worst areas of the city to find parking... As far as I know, which province your car is plated in doesn't matter - it's whether you can demonstrate residency in Montreal. If you're renting an apartment, it should be doable. If you're staying at a hotel or other temporary arrangement, probably not. Parking spots are advertised online but those are usually more expensive - take a quick look around the Plateau and look out for signs advertising spots, or check the neighborhood newspaper.
Dec 2, 2012 2:05 PM
2Just east of the Mont-Royal metro station is a large monastery, Sanctuaire du Saint-Sacrement (in English, Sanctuary of the Blessed Sacrement) which has a substantial parking lot behind it. I was told by the operator of a nearby B&B that it rented spots to tourists. I can't say first-hand as I did not need the service. Nor can I see any mention on its website http://www.jerusalem-montreal.org/bienvenueEng.html Since the Plateau spreads over a large area, no one location will be handy to all its residents.
Dec 4, 2012 5:03 AM
3You don't need a permit to park on Montreal streets. Some parts of the street will be slotted for permits but there are always parts that are open to all. There will be one hour a week that you won't be able to park there so you have to keep moving your car. Certainly having a permit will be more convenient but it's not absolutely necessary.
Dec 4, 2012 7:13 AM
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