Montreal SUV owners to pay more for parking in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough

SUVs and other highly polluting vehicles may soon have to pay more to park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.

Luc Rabouin, the new Projet Montréal mayor of the borough, announced his intention to raise the permit prices for vehicles that produce more emissions at a council meeting earlier this month.

The plan is expected to be voted on in December. The price will remain the same for other cars.

At $140, the cost of a parking permit in the Plateau is already the highest in the city of Montreal.

“The ecological transition is a priority,” said Rabouin at borough council on Nov. 4.