Beginning April 1, 2009, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will begin charging Metropass holders, including subscribers to the TTC’s Metropass Discount Plan and Volume Incentive Plan, to park at TTC commuter parking lots.
There are approximately 14,000 parking spaces at 30 TTC commuter parking lots across the city. The TTC loses about $4 million annually, attributed to the fact that 80 percent of all parking spaces are occupied by Metropass users.
Parking fees will be announced early next year, with payment options of either cash or credit card. Free parking will still be available after 3 p.m., and all day on weekends and holidays. The decision to charge customers for parking was approved by the agency in August.