Ontario’s health minister, Eric Hoskins is chopping hospital parking rates with 50% discounts for longer stays starting in October.
The directive also prevents hospitals from raising any parking rates for 3 years also applies to parking lots and garages charging more than $10 daily.
This is a make good on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s 2014 campaign promise.
Hospitals will also provide passes good for five, 10 and 30 days that are 50% cheaper than the daily rate, providing it is more than $10. Passes will be transferable between patients and caregivers, allow in-and-out privileges and good for one year from the date of purchase.
Hospitals in Ontario earn about $100 million a year from parking and the impact of the cuts is a small portion of their budgets.
Does freezing parking lot rates go far enough?
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