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​​Parking Enforcement

The Township of Tiny Municipal Law Enforcement Officers are responsible for the enforcement of our municipal By-laws including Parking By-law 09-025, as amended.  In addition to proactive parking enforcement, Officers respond reactively to complaints from the public on a seasonal enforcement coverage basis.  Should you have a parking enforcement complaint or concern, please call the By-law Department at (705) 526-4136. A By-law Officer will be dispatched to the complaint and take appropriate action. Enforcement of parking restrictions supports road safety, traffic flow, accessibility, emergency vehicle access and assists the Township in managing its maintenance standards.

To view Parking By-law 09-025, as amended, and the current By-law Enforcement Coverage please follow the links below:

Parking By-law 09-025, as amended

By-law Enforcement Coverage

General Parking Restrictions

The Parking By-law also stipulates a number of parking restrictions within the Township of Tiny. The below list is some of the most common violations.

No person shall park a vehicle on a highway:

  • in such a manner as to obstruct a sidewalk;
  • within three (3) metres of a fire hydrant;
  • within an intersection;
  • within nine (9) metres of an intersection;
  • or parking area for the purpose of displaying the vehicle for sale;
  • and obstruct or park in front of any portion of a public or private driveway or laneway;
  • a heavy vehicle on any highway or parking area, except for the purpose of and while actually engaged in loading or unloading, but not to obstruct traffic;
  • or stand or stop a vehicle in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from a highway;
  • or parking area or stop a vehicle where stopping is prohibited;
  • or parking area where parking is prohibited;
  • or leave any vehicle on the municipality's property where parking by the public is not authorized;
  • where signs regarding Tow-Away Zones have been erected and are on display;
  • where signs regarding Fire Access Routes have been erected and are on display;
  • where signs regarding Disabled Parking have been erected and are on display, unless they display a valid Accessible Parking Permit;
  • in a Permit Parking Zone without a Parking Permit;
  • without paying for parking, where required at a Parking Machine;
  • and repair, service or paint a vehicle on a highway;
  • that is an unlicenced vehicle, unattached trailer, object or other thing.

Other Parking Services

For additional information on specific parking enforcement programs and initiatives, please open and review the following accordion.

Township Parking Strategy Initiatives

For information on the Township Parking Strategy Initiatives, please click the link below:

Township Parking Strategy Initiatives

 

Resident Parking Permit

Parking Permits are available to residents at an annual cost of $16.95 each, and each property can have 2 permits. When a resident is purchasing the parking permit your licence plate number is not required but a copy of your Township of Tiny tax bill or photo I.D. is required to show proof of ownership.

Non Resident Parking Permit

Please be advised that 2017 Non-Resident Parking Permits are SOLD OUT.

At the January 25th, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting Council discussed the   Non-Resident Parking Permit program in effect for 2015 and previous years. Through that discussion, Council approved modifications to the sale of Non-Resident permits starting this year and as a result, the Township will sell 150 Non-Resident permits on a first come, first serve basis with a Non-Resident being defined as a resident of the Town of Midland, the Town of Penetanguishene, the Township of Tay and the Township of Springwater.

Permits are available after April 1st of each year at an annual fee of $113.00 per permit (Maximum 2 permits per household). Only one licence plate number shall be inscribed on the parking permit and they are not transferable.

Click the link to find out more about recent changes to the sale of Non-Resident Parking Permits.

Resolution #58/16 re Non-Resident Parking Permits

Township of Tiny - Changes in Permit Parking for Non-Residents

Non-Resident Parking Permit Application Form

Special Occasion Parking Permit

At the April 10th, 2017 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed CAO Department Report CAO-009-17, regarding the Special Occasion Parking Permit Program. The staff report set out the details of the existing program and the current fees. Council has directed staff to report back on the matter with a draft Special Occasion Parking Permit policy to be considered at a future Committee of the Whole meeting.

CAO-009-17 - Special Occasion Parking Permit Program

At the June 12th, 2017 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed CAO Department Report CAO-020-17, regarding the Special Occasion Parking Permit Program. The staff report set out the details of the existing program and the proposed changes for 2017. Council discussed the subject and report and recommended that the Special Occasion Parking Permit Program be implemented as outlined in the report and that the program be reviewed in the fall of 2017 in conjunction with the 2017 Parking Program review. This recommendation was approved at the June 26, 2017 Regular Meeting of Council.

CAO-020-17 - Special Occasion Parking Permit Program

Approved Recommendation #204/17

These permits are available to Township of Tiny Residents and local Community Associations for Special Occasions (ie. Weddings, Family reunions, Community Events, etc.). 

  • Residents/Organizations are eligible to request up to 15 permits (maximum 3 days per permit) two times a year, at the Permit Fee of $15.00 ($16.95 incl. tax) per day, per vehicle.
  • Residents/Organizations are eligible to request an additional 16-50 permits (maximum 3 days per permit) two times a year, at the Permit Fee of $5.00 ($5.65 incl. tax) per day, per vehicle. Please use the Application below and allow 7 calendar days for processing.
  • Special Occasion Parking Permits are only valid in Open Parking or Permit Parking Areas (NOT in NO PARKING areas).
  • Permit Parking spaces are on a first come basis with no reserved parking.

Special Occasion Parking Permits are available at the Municipal Office during business hours or by mail by completing the below Application.

Special Occasion Parking Permit Application Form

Pay Parking

Pay Parking for public beach access is provided for at the following locations:

  • Woodland Beach (near #2020 Tiny Beaches Road South)
  • Trew Avenue (near Concession 5 West)
  • Concession 5 West (near Tiny Beaches Road South)
  • Jackson Park (near Marina Road)
  • Parent Park (near Parent Road)
  • Balm Beach Road West (near Roc Road)
  • Balm Beach (near #18 Tiny Beaches Road North)
  • Lafontaine Beach (end of Rue Lafontaine Road West)
The above parking locations are Pay Parking and the parking rates are $2.00 per hour. There is a $4.00 minimum purchase and a $15.00 per day maximum fee. Parking Machines have been installed at each location to accept payments by coins or credit card.

Winter Parking and Snow Removal Operations

​The Township of Tiny requests the co-operation of all motor vehicle owners in keeping vehicles from obstructing snow removal operations on all roads under the jurisdiction of the Township of Tiny.

Please be reminded that under Parking By-law Number 09-025, Section C.1.(i), “No person shall park, stop or stand a vehicle on a highway in such manner as to interfere with the clearing of snow from the highway”.

Also, please be reminded that By-law Number 64-1458 prohibits the disposing or piling of snow from private property onto a Highway. 

Additionally, Section 181 of the Highway Traffic Act states “No person shall deposit snow or ice on a roadway without permission in writing so to do from the Ministry or the road authority responsible for the maintenance of the road”.

Background Information Regarding Balm Beach Pay Parking

At the May 10, 2010 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Clerks Report CR-019-10 regarding Balm Beach Pay Parking. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #251/10 directing staff to increase the scope of the pay parking program to include Balm Beach Road West and Parent Park & host a Public Information Centre.

CR-019-10, Balm Beach Pay Parking, May 10th, 2010


At the May 9th, 2011 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Public Works Report PWR-023-11 regarding the Balm Beach Parking and Parking Meters. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #309/11 directing staff to meet with the Balm Beach Business Association. Additionally, staff was directed to provide written notification to all adjacent property owners of the proposed changes and receive comments which were to be provided to Council at a future meeting.

PWR-023-11, Balm Beach Parking and Parking Meters, May 9th, 2011

On May 11, 2011 the Township of Tiny mailed a letter to adjacent property owners providing details of the proposed parking changes and seeking community input.

Letter regarding Balm Beach Area dated May 11th, 2011

At the May 30th, 2011 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Public Works Report PWR-026-11 regarding the Balm Beach Pay Parking – Public Comments.  Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #357/11 directing staff to organize a Public Information Centre with affected stakeholders.

PWR-026-11, Balm Beach Pay Parking – Public Comments, May 30th, 2011

At the July 8th, 2011 Special Committee of the Whole meeting Council held a special meeting on the subject of Balm Beach Pay Parking Strategy. 

Agenda & Minutes of Special Committee of the Whole of Council, July 8th, 2011

At the August 8th, 2011 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Public Works Report PWR-036-11 regarding the Balm Beach Parking July 8, 2011 Public Meeting, Summary of Comments. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #510/11 directing staff to report back on pay parking implementation and to purchase four (4) parking machines for the Balm Beach Area.

PWR-036-11, Balm Beach Parking, August 8th, 2011

At the December 12th, 2011 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Clerks Report CR-057-11 regarding the Balm Beach Pay Parking Program. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #764/11 directing staff to implement the Pay Parking Program as specified in the resolution.

CR-057-11, Balm Beach Pay Parking Program, December 12th, 2011

At the February 13th, 2012 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Public Works Report PWR-05-12 regarding Balm Beach Private Parking Spots. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #103/12 directing staff to obtain a legal opinion, and report back on possible options and investigate liability issues.

PWR-05-12, Balm Beach Private Parking Spots

At the April 30th, 2012 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Public Works Report PWR-021-12 regarding the Balm Beach Private Parking Spots (Revised). Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #252/12 directing staff to implement parking entirely on Public Property and parking shall be free of charge.

PWR-021-12, Balm Beach Private Parking Spots (Revised), April 30th, 2012

At the December 9th, 2013 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed correspondence dated November 25, 2013 from BABB. Subsequently, Council forwarded the correspondence to staff for input and to arrange for a meeting to discuss the various issues raised. On January 24th, 2014 municipal staff met with BABB and discussed their concerns.  

Business Association of Balm Beach correspondence dated November 25, 2013

At the March 31st, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed correspondence dated March 19th, 2014 from BABB and passed Resolution 159/14 directing staff to report back at a future meeting.

Business Association of Balm Beach correspondence dated March 19, 2014

At the May 12th, 2014 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Clerks Report CR-015-14 regarding the BABB proposed changes to parking at Balm Beach. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #239/14 receiving the report and deferring the staff report pending the completion of the Township-Wide Parking Strategy.  

CR-015-14, Proposed changes to parking at Balm Beach, May 12th, 2014

At the March 30th, 2016 Committee of the Whole meeting Council reviewed Clerks Report     CR-006-16 regarding the 2016 Pilot Parking Strategy. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #184/16 directing staff to proceed with the program as specified in the resolution.

CR-006-16, 2016 Pilot Parking Strategy, March 30th, 2016

At the May 9th Committee of the Whole meeting Council received a written submission and Scheduled Deputation from the Business Association of Balm Beach viewed correspondence dated May 9th, 2016. Council passed Resolution 284/16 directing staff to report back at a future meeting.

Business Association of Balm Beach correspondence dated May 9th, 2016

At the May 30th, 2016 Committee of the Whole Meeting, Council reviewed Clerk's Report CR-021-16 regarding the May 9th Deputation from the Business Association of Balm Beach. Subsequently, Council passed Resolution #330/16 directing staff that the existing 30 minute parking and permit parking on Balm Beach Road West be converted to pay parking and that the existing 30 minute parking on Oliver Drive be converted to pay parking, and that staff shall proceed accordingly including amendments to the parking by-law and fee schedule by-law.

CR-021-16, May 9th Deputation from the Business Association of Balm Beach (BABB)

At the June 13th, 2016 Committee of the Whole Meeting, Council passed By-law’s 16-040 and 16-041 which put into effect Pay Parking on Oliver Drive and Balm Beach Road West as previously discussed.

By-law 16-040, amending Fee By-law 15-046
By-law 16-041, amending Parking By-Law 09-025