Downtown is easily accessible from all areas of the city. Bike, walk, drive, or take public transit to explore The District.
You can easily explore the entire Downtown core on foot or by bike. While this isn’t a car-free zone, reduced speed limits and wide sidewalks make pedestrians and bikers alike feel welcomed and safe. Exploring this tight-knit community on foot is one of the best ways to take in the historic beauty of the city centre.
The City of Belleville Parking Services manages approximately 1,000 parking spaces located within a three block radius of the downtown core. These spaces include approximately 100 on-street spaces on Front Street, with the balance of the spaces spread between 11 parking lots and streets in the downtown area.
Parking Services also manages parking enforcement activity in the city through the administration of the City of Belleville, through by-law(s) which detail restrictions on where and when parking is permitted on all city streets.
Note: Due to COVID-19 PARKING IS CURRENTLY FREE. Time limits are still in effect.
On Street Parking – Downtown
1 Hour Free Parking: Parking is permitted for one hour on Front Street free of charge. The by-law allows for one free hour of parking in a 24 hour period, after which the vehicle must be moved. Employees or visitors who return to the downtown frequently throughout the day should park in an area designated for long term parking.
2 Hour Maximum Metered Parking
On-street metered parking is available throughout the downtown area at a cost of $1.00 an hour. The maximum length of stay at any of the metered spaces is 2 hours which is in place to ensure that more people have an opportunity to use convenient, on-street parking spaces. If you require a longer stay, please park your vehicle in a space designated for that purpose.
Off-Street Parking – Lots
2 hours and up to Full Day – Parking
There are a number of lots that can be used for quick stops or up to full day parking. The rate in those lots is $1.00 an hour with a maximum stay of 9 hours. (Please see map below)
Weekends and Holiday Parking
Weekends and holiday parking downtown is free. However, there is no overnight parking in any of the lots.
Monthly Permit Parking
Monthly parking permits are available for all lots. Rates vary, depending on location, from $45.00 to $65.00 plus applicable tax. Permits are available at City Hall Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Using the Belleville Conventional Transit system is easy, economical, and good for the environment. Belleville Transit operates 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday inclusive, with 10 routes servicing the urban area of the city.
Our fleet consists of 16 accessible coaches traveling approximately 2,550 kilometers per day while carrying 3,000 riders safely to their destinations. Bus stops are located at most street intersections along each of our bus routes.
The Main Intercity Bus Terminal is located at 165 Pinnacle Street, just next to The District.
Explore the Best of Belleville!
Our hop-on-hop-off Belleville Trolley services many destinations each weekend in the summer. Explore the best of Belleville – access our beautiful waterfront, get picked up from your hotel for an evening of dining and entertainment, and get back to your hotel at the end of the day! Enjoy unique shopping, arts and culture, live music, events, cafes, and fine dining. The Downtown District offers a unique experience for every visitor.