WMHC Implements Paid Parking System

February 19, 2009
(Whitby, Ontario) February 19, 2009
Consistent with many other public hospitals in Ontario, Whitby Mental Health Centre is implementing a paid parking system effective April 1, 2009. The system will apply to staff and visitor vehicles parked at 700 Gordon Street in Whitby.
Pay and display parking stations, managed by Precise ParkLink Inc., will be located throughout the 700 Gordon Street parking lot, accepting coins, Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit cards.
Current parking rates are applicable as of April 1, 2009 to the end of March 2010.
Visitor parking fees will start at a rate of $2.00 per hour up to a maximum of $8.00 per day. Frequent visitors will have the option of purchasing daily permits at a discounted rate of 10 visits for $50.00 or 20 visits for $80.00.
A detailed parking rate plan can be found at www.whitbymentalhealthcentre.ca.
Upon implementation of the new system, WMHC will continue to provide accessibility and visitor parking located within close proximity to hospital entrances.

About WMHC
Whitby Mental Health Centre is a public hospital that serves a population of 2.8 million residents and employs over 1,100 people. WMHC provides a range of specialized mental health programs for inpatients and outpatients throughout a primary service area that includes Durham Region, York Region, Scarborough, Toronto, Haliburton, Northumberland, Peterborough Counties and the City of Kawartha Lakes. WMHC also operates treatment residences in Stouffville and Oshawa; provides specialized community outreach services; and supports residents in privately operated Homes for Special Care. In addition, WMHC is actively involved in mental health research and education activities. 

About WMHC (cont.)
WMHC and its Board of Directors are committed to working in consultation with the community at large towards reaching its vision and implementing its strategic directions. For more information on strategic planning initiatives and operational data, or to provide feedback on program services, policies or the facility, please contact WMHC Information at 905-430-4001 or communications@ontarioshores.ca.
About Precise ParkLink Inc.
Precise ParkLink is a systems integration company serving the commercial, municipal and institutional sectors.
Precise ParkLink has years of experience in the Canadian market as a payment solution provider. They have partnered with hospitals and major corporations enabling them to integrate the latest technology in the industry to satisfy client requirements.
Trained service technicians are available to support equipment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, increasing parking lot efficiency.
(Three-year Pay and Display Parking Rate Plan) (Link Removed)

For more information, or to set up an interview, please contact:
Communications and Public Affairs
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 4001