Free two-hour holiday parking

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Holiday parking sign on George Street

Peterborough, ON - Enjoy free two-hour holiday parking at all downtown municipal parking spaces during December sponsored by HotSpot. 

Parking fees collected at pay-and-display machines, parking meters or via the HotSpot App during the free two-hour period will be donated to Kawartha Food Share. 

HotSpot’s sponsorship supports the “gift of parking” in Peterborough for the month of December, HotSpot CEO Phillip Curley said.  

“The December-long initiative to offer two hours of free parking and donate funds collected from parking meters to the Kawartha Food Share shows that the true spirit of the holiday is alive and well in Peterborough, and is a reminder to us all to be charitable to those less fortunate,” Curley said. 

HotSpot has been a partner with the City for one year, delivering technology in support of enhanced payment options for: 

  • Municipal on-street parking 

  • Municipal monthly parking permits 

  • Municipal parking garages  

Watch for new initiatives with the HotSpot app in 2020. 

Last year, people who parked downtown in December paid $16,256 into pay-and-display machines, parking meters, and the HotSpot app with all payments collected from the free two-hour holiday parking initiative donated to Kawartha Food Share.    

Ashlee Aitken, General Manager of Kawartha Food Share, expressed her gratitude to all that make this contribution possible. 

“We are so thankful for the continued support we receive from the City of Peterborough, HotSpot and all the local shoppers each December,” she said. “This donation significantly assists us in replenishing our food supply after the busy holiday season and allows us to ensure that no one goes hungry in our community.” 

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For additional information, members of the media are welcome to contact the undersigned:

Lynn Todd, Parking Operations Supervisor

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 2758

Scott Elliott, Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator

City of Peterborough

705-742-7777 ext. 1879