Parking in UpTown Waterloo

UpTown Waterloo is a unique and flourishing location with plenty to offer patrons and visitors alike. The good news is there is plenty of parking available in the city’s core.

On-street parking regulations permit FREE time-controlled parking for durations of one, two or three hours depending on the location. On-street signage provides users with time-control limits, however, on-street parking is not permitted between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m.

Parking in the Waterloo Town Square lots is time controlled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Mondays to Fridays with two-hour free parking permitted during this time frame. Parking outside these hours and on weekends is free and is not time controlled. But parking is always prohibited there between 2:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. unless a consideration is granted under the Park It and Leave It program.


Park It and Leave It
The Park It and Leave It program is brought to you by the City of Waterloo and the UpTown Waterloo Business Improvement Area (BIA), and is supported by the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS). The program offers FREE overnight parking in the UpTown core in an effort to reduce the occurrence of motorists driving under the influence. For details please click here.

Time-controlled parking encourages parking turnover by short-term customers and opens up space for newly arriving patrons. Long-term paid parking is available in the centrally located UpTown Waterloo Parkade for people who will be staying for a longer visit.

For more information, please contact the City of Waterloo’s parking programs division at 519-886-2310, ext. 30340.


Uptown Parking Lots

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Longer-stay paid parking with HonkMobile

Need to park longer than the two hour 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.

For more information about Honk Mobile, visit

Travelling by Bike?

See the City of Waterloo’s Bike Parking map.