Parking

Parking

The Town has a variety of parking spaces available within the downtown core including street and parking lot parking. The Town has a combination of metered and unmetered parking spaces. 

To pay your parking ticket online, click here. 

Debit, cash, and cheque payment for parking tickets can also be made in person at Town Hall at 274 Main Street, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, B2G 2C4. 

NEW: Overnight Parking in Town-Owned Parking Lots

The Town has made changes to parking regulations in Town-owned parking lots in the downtown core. These changes are designed to support the local business community and by limiting private, long-term parking in these areas. With these new regulations, the Town aims to encourage more turnover with downtown parking to ensure visitors have parking options available close to local shops, services, and restaurants.   

These new regulations will be in effect for the following areas: 

  • Chisholm Park Parking Lot 
  • Creighton Lane Parking Lot  
  • Sydney Street Parking Lot  
  • St. Mary's Street Parking Lot
  • Main Street Parking Lot (the location between 194 and 200 Main Street) 

In these areas, there is to be no overnight parking from Monday-Friday between the hours of 12 a.m. and 7 a.m. Parking in Chisholm Park will be limited to 2-hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will remain free. Creighton Lane and Sydney Street Parking Lots will remain metered.  

Warnings will be issued to those who violate the new overnight parking regulations until September 24, 2021. After September 24, anyone found to be in violation is subject to a fine under the Motor Vehicle Act, which can range from $25-$100 and risk their vehicle being towed.  

Winter Parking Ban 

Each year, the Town of Antigonish institutes its winter parking regulations from December 1 to April 15. To enable the Town of Antigonish Public Works crews and contractors to remove snow, and salt streets more efficiently and safely, residents and other users are reminded that Section 139 of The Motor Vehicle Act for the Province of Nova Scotia prohibits vehicles from obstructing snow removal or other winter maintenance. The Act allows for such vehicles to be removed at the owner's expense. The Winter Parking Regulations are in effect from 12:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on all town streets, parking lots and includes all streets and marked parking lots on St.F.X. University Campus. 

Where can I find information on Parking Bans?

We post all our Parking Ban information to our Facebook page. If you do not have a Facebook account, please scroll through our feed at the bottom of this page for updates. 

HotSpot Parking - Mobile Payment

The Town of Antigonish now offers a mobile payment solution for all marked parking meters through HotSpot Parking. For more information, and to download the app, please visit: HotSpot

Click to read more about HotSpot. 

Parking Kiosks

The Town of Antigonish has installed a new parking kiosk at the Sydney Street parking lot. Parking costs 0.50ยข per hour for a max of two hours. 

Payment for parking at this kiosk can be accepted by credit card or coins. For easy to follow instructions, please review the poster below:

  1. Press the green checkmark. 
  2. Insert your credit card OR coins for payment. 
  3. Confirm time purchased by pressing the green checkmark. 
  4. Wait for receipt. 
  5. Place receipt on the dash of your vehicle.

To download a copy of this poster, pdf click here (761 KB)

For more information about the Town's Winter Parking Ban, pdf click here (587 KB)

Paying Parking Tickets

If you have received a parking ticket, please visit our Billing & Payment section for online payment information, or visit the front counter of Town Hall to pay in person. 

Electric Vehicle Charging

The Town of Antigonish offers three different locations for motorists to charge their electric vehicles. All stations in Antigonish offer J-1772 Plugs, which are 6kW. Fees are $1 per hour. 

1. Claymore Inn & Suites, 137 Church Street Antigonish (Charger is around back. If the charger is off, ask the staff at the front desk to turn it on).
2. StFX University J Bruce Brown Building, 2320 Notre Dame Avenue
3. StFX University Bloomfield Centre, 5555 Union Place

Map of electric vehicle charging stations.

For more information about Electric Vehicle Charging stations around the province of Nova Scotia, visit Plug Share.

 More Information

For more information related to parking, or to find out how to pay your parking ticket, please contact the Traffic Authority, located within the Department of Corporate Services.

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Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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