May 17, 2007
Impark provides free parking to veterans in London, Ontario
Vancouver, British Columbia – Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark) has announced a trial program in selected locations in London, Ontario that will provide Canadian military veterans with free parking.
Under the terms of the program, which originated from a 2006 Remembrance Day pilot in Vancouver, vehicles displaying Ontario veteran license plates will be permitted to park for free on eligible Impark parking lots that use pay-and-display meters. The program is intended for occasional-use hourly and daily parking patrons; it does not replace monthly parking rentals or special event parking.
“We are very grateful for the sacrifices these men and women made on our behalf,” says Herb Anderson Jr., Vice Chairman and CEO of Impark. “Now when a veteran has an appointment, wishes to shop, dine or simply enjoy what downtown London has to offer, he or she can park their car on an Impark surface lot free of charge. It’s Impark’s way of expressing to military veterans our pride and appreciation for their service to our country.”
The trial period began May 11 and will continue throughout the remainder of 2007, to allow Impark to gauge the program’s popularity.