It’s that time of year again! Coinciding with the fast-approaching holiday season, the City of Hamilton is encouraging locals to shop local and “#spendithere” by offering free street parking in a range of the city’s business improvement areas (BIA) from now until Christmas.
This annual tradition, intended to help residents stimulate the local economy, is more important this year than ever before given the rough impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on countless small businesses.
In partnership with Hamilton’s Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) the City of Hamilton is pleased to offer FREE parking in various areas across the city to encourage holiday shoppers to #SpendItHere! More: https://t.co/yZVTKVMXIa pic.twitter.com/YvGwdFefNX
— City of Hamilton (@cityofhamilton) November 23, 2020
Beginning November 24th and ending December 24th, free street parking will be available for maximum two hours in the Ancaster BIA, Barton Village BIA, Concession Street BIA, Downtown Hamilton BIA, International Village, King West BIA, and Ottawa Street BIA.
The BIAs of Locke Street and Westdale Village will also feature the free street parking, but on a slightly differently timeline of December 1st to 31st. Through that same time period, the municipal carparks in Downtown Dundas will also be offering free parking.
While shopping local is widely encouraged this holiday season, locals are urged to shop and support as safely and mindfully as possible, given the ongoing risks of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shopping online or for curbside pickup is strongly advised over in-person shopping whenever possible, as Hamilton residents are urged to stay home as much as possible while local case numbers of COVID-19 continue rising.
Read more on the city website.