The public can now comment on a plan to make the Thunder Bay Parking Authority financially sustainable.

The Parking Authority Financial Plan will be presented to City Council as a First Report on Monday, Dec. 11, and will be re-presented with public feedback on Jan. 22, 2024.

Some of the recommended changes include increasing parking rates and introducing paid parking at the waterfront.

As part of the public review period, the City is looking for feedback on the plan including what parking services the public uses and how parking should be paid for.

“This plan will help the Parking Authority be less dependent on the taxpayer,” said Keri Greaves, Acting General Manager – Corporate Services. “The proposed changes aim to strike a balance between affordability and sustainability.”

“We want to hear what the public’s thoughts are on the proposed changes.”

A survey is now open on the city’s Get Involved website, at:

The survey will remain open until Jan. 8, 2024.