Meeting about winter parking pilot on September 28

The City of Ottawa and Councillor Shad Qadri are hosting an information meeting on September 28 regarding a proposed pilot project for winter parking restrictions in Fairwinds.  Residents on affected streets will receive the following letter from Councillor Qadri’s office this week with more information. For a list of streets affected, please see Map 1 or Map 2 (PDF files).  


Winter Parking Pilot Project - Map 1
Winter Parking Pilot Project – Map 1
Winter Parking Pilot Project - Map 2
Winter Parking Pilot Project – Map 2


Here’s the full letter sent to residents:


Dear Resident,

The City of Ottawa has reviewed parking and operational issues on your street from previous winter seasons. There is an upcoming meeting on September 28, 2017 at 7pm at the Goulbourn Recreation Complex in Hall A to discuss a pilot for winter parking restrictions highlighted on the attached map.

Due to concerns my office has received from both residents and City Winter Operations Staff regarding the narrowing of the travelled portion of your street during the winter months, a meeting is being held to discuss a pilot project to allow parking on only one side of the street, with seasonal winter parking restrictions on the other (No Parking, Dec 1st to March 30th). This will enable better access for snow plows resulting in clearer and safer streets for everyone in your community.

We emphasize that this meeting is to discuss a possible pilot for this winter season and staff will monitor the outcome, if the pilot goes ahead, to determine if this will remain in place for winter 2018-2019. It is important that my office and the City’s Traffic Department hear from residents on this project, so I would encourage you to please try and attend the meeting to have your opinion heard.

Residents are also reminded that there is no on-street parking allowed during a winter parking ban. For more information on winter parking and the winter overnight parking ban visit

If you have any questions regarding parking during the winter months, please contact 3-1-1 or

Thank you for taking the time to review staff’s proposal. I look forward to meeting with you.

If you are unable to attend the meeting on September 28th, information regarding the pilot will be included in my upcoming weekly newsletters. If you do not yet receive my weekly newsletter and would like to, please email me at and I will add you to my mailing list.


Shad Qadri