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Accessible On-Street Pilot Program

In response to an Access Advisory Committee recommendation in May 2018, the Winnipeg Parking Authority is proposing a pilot program and stakeholder survey to identify on-street parking barriers faced by motorists with accessibility requirements to support the intent of the motion.

The one-year pilot program, running from March 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020, will allow permit holders participating in the pilot program to park for an unlimited amount of time in paid on-street parking locations around City Hall, the Centennial Concert Hall, and the East Exchange, while adhering to all on-street parking regulations, including prohibitions on parking at certain times. These motorists will have to display a valid Society for Manitobans with Disabilities (SMD) parking permit in their vehicle, register in advance for a pilot project permit through the WPA, and pay the required fees for parking through PayByPhone.

Through this pilot, the WPA will track and monitor the use of on-street paid parking spaces for motorists with accessibility requirements and measure the effects to all users of on-street parking in the pilot area.

The pilot program area is located within the area bounded by Pacific Avenue, Waterfront Drive, Bannatyne Avenue and Paulin Street where on-street paid parking is in effect.

For more information, see the map of the pilot area


Thank you to those who completed the online survey, available from March 1 to May 31, 2019. We heard from 210 community members. Your feedback will assist in determining accessible on-street parking needs in the downtown and the development of a long-term plan to address on-street parking needs.

Applying For a Permit

Please see below for what documentation is required when applying for an accessible on-street parking permit.

The ability to apply online is available, or in store during our Hours of Operation.

Payment accepted by Credit Card only for online applications (Visa, MasterCard or American Express); upon review of a submitted application, a Parking Representative will be in contact to process payment.

All outstanding fines and/or balances must be paid in full prior to the issuance of a permit.

Required Documentation

Item 1: Identification
A Driver’s License or other ID with your current address.

Item 2: Valid MPI Registration
Valid MPI registration for the vehicle requiring a permit. This requires both the Blue and White certificates.

Item 3: Valid SMD Permit
A valid SMD permit is required in the applicant’s name. Both the permit number and expiry date will be required for application.


There is a one-time, cost recovery application fee of $25.00

Changes to your Vehicle Information

Changes to the vehicles associated to your permit can be made by filling out the form below and providing to WPA. All vehicles displaying a valid permit must be registered prior to parking at our facilities.

Form ➤ Licence Plate Registration - Available to

After hour submissions will be processed the following business day.

Reminder: there is a limit for one vehicle to be registered to permit.

Last update: June 4, 2019