Parking in Peterborough

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For immediate release November 22, 2018

Peterborough, ON – The City of Peterborough is making metered/pay-and-display parking more convenient with today’s launch of HotSpot’s pay-by-phone parking solution.

The app

HotSpot, a Canadian tech company, provides an affordable pay-for-membership mobile app that offers users convenient parking solutions including:

  • Notification when their paid time is close to expiring
  • The option to add more time up to the maximum for the space
  • The option to cancel their parking session early and be refunded for any unused time
  • Access to all metered/pay-and-display parking in Peterborough
  • Consistent service throughout the City of Peterborough and Trent University campuses

“We are excited to bring this convenient option for Peterborough drivers. Instead of digging for coins for the parking meter, they’ll now be able to use their smartphone to pay electronically,” remarked Mayor-Elect Diane Therrien.

“Trent University is excited to launch the Hotspot mobile parking app on our Peterborough campus,” said Melissa Martin, Parking Services Supervisor at Trent University. “This convenient new app will make it easier than ever before for community members to visit campus and attend events and provides a great parking payment option for students, staff, and faculty who are on the go. It’s also another great example of a partnership between the University and the City of Peterborough.”

“We see many people who are shopping, getting a haircut or eating a meal worry about a pending ticket, those people being able to add a few more minutes with this app is going to be great for downtown businesses. It’s great to see the city embrace this technology”. Terry Guiel, executive director, DBIA.

Holiday 2 Hours Free Parking

The City of Peterborough is pleased to welcome HotSpot as the primary sponsor of this year’s Holiday 2 Hours Free Parking downtown. Between November 23 and December 25, drivers are welcome to park downtown free-of-charge for up to 2 hours. All proceeds from drivers who opt to pay for parking via the traditional meters/pay-and-display machines or the HotSpot App will be donated to Kawartha Food Share.

“At HotSpot, we like to make a contribution to the communities we serve – it’s an important part of our corporate culture. I hope everyone takes advantage of this incredible opportunity to both enjoy a superior parking experience and contribute to a worthy cause,” said Phillip Curley, CEO of HotSpot.

This information is also on the City of Peterborough website at
For further information, members of the media are invited to contact the undersigned:

Lynn Todd, Parking Operations Coordinator City of Peterborough
Melissa Martin, Parking Services Supervisor Trent University

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