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Cost of parking to rise at several Green P lots and garages in Toronto

Last Updated Aug 12, 2015 at 5:54 pm EDT

A green P parking lot. PARKING.GREENP.COM

The cost of parking at a number of Toronto’s busiest Green P garages and surface lots is set to go up.

Toronto Parking Authority president Lorne Persiko said a select number of parking locations were chosen for the fee hike, based on use.

“We cater to short-term parkers … who visit businesses and stores,” Persiko told 680 News. “If we find a lot is getting too busy in the middle of the day, we look at increasing the all-day rate or the monthly rate.”

Depending on the location, the rise in fees might be applied to the half-hour, daily, or monthly rate, or some combination thereof.

The half-hourly rate for parking at city hall, for instance, will be raised by 25 cents to a total of $2.75, and the monthly rate will go from $270 to $300. Meanwhile, the daily parking rate at the Kensington Market Green P garage will go from $5.50 to $6.00, and the monthly rate will go from $135 to $145.

The raise in parking prices was approved at a July 30 public meeting of the Toronto Parking Authority.