Stratford News Maximum Parking Time Increases Introduced in Downtown Core SHARE ON: Gregory Rosser, contributor, Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 2017 Photo: Gregory Rosser The City of Stratford has now finished updating its parking meters and appropriate signage for extended parking limits in the downtown core. The proposed changes were announced at the end of October, with lower rates brought in on Lower Erie and Kalbfleisch. The new limits have gone from three to four hours. The city says there is now free parking on Saturdays downtown, which will continue until April 30th of next year. The four-hour time limit will still apply.