HotSpot Parking Transit Taxis

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About this app


The HotSpot Parking, Transit and Taxi mobile app allows users to pay for parking, transit, and taxi all from your mobile device! This provides you with a relaxed, care-free travel experience while visiting local shopping and tourist areas.

With HotSpot Parking, you can:

• Pay for and top-up your parking sessions from your phone.
• Refund unused parking sessions back to your HotSpot Wallet.
• Receive alerts 15 minutes prior to your session expiring and when your session has expired.
• Pay for parking tickets by simply taking a picture of your ticket and paying it through the HotSpot app.
• Get free or subsidized parking through merchant validation at HotSpot businesses.
• Use our real-time parking maps to find available parking.
• Purchase permits and manage your vehicles in the HotSpot app or online dashboard.
• With our user-friendly NFC tap system, pay through the HotSpot app by tapping your mobile phone at the gate.
• Manage multiple parkers under a corporate fleet account.

With HotSpot Transit, you can:
*Available in select cities
• Purchase digital transit tickets.
• Purchase monthly student, adult, and senior passes.
• Display your valid digital pass on your mobile phone when boarding the bus.
• View live transit maps to track bus locations.
• Use our Trip Planner to identify what bus to take and where the stops are.

With HotSpot Taxi, you can:
*Available in select cities
• Book a taxi.
• Receive dispatch notifications, such as estimated time for taxi to arrive and when the taxi has arrived.
• Pay your taxi driver through the app.
• Rate your driver to help us improve.

Savings and Community Donations:
• All valid CAA members in Canada receive great HotSpot membership savings. Members receive the Annual Plan for only $18/year.
• CAA Atlantic Canada offers a FREE annual HotSpot membership to their Premier package.
• HotSpot has partnered with United Way to give members the opportunity to give back to their community. Donate from unfinished parking sessions to help your local United Way build stronger, more prosperous communities for all.

Customizable Interface:
• You can choose the view on your Home page to be either Parking or Transit.
• You can change the app’s theme colour.

We hope you enjoy these awesome features and appreciate your support!

Much Love,
The HotSpot Team
Updated on
Sep 13, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
2.5K reviews
A Google user
August 7, 2019
Buggy app, use requires yearly subscription. I thought I would try this app to see if it would be easier than walking back to my car and depositing coins. It wasn't. the setup is somewhat tedious and only after you have entered all your info does it tell you that in order to use this app at all for parking you are required to pay a yearly subscription.
7 people found this review helpful
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HotSpot Parking Inc
August 7, 2019
Hi Joshua, Apologies for any difficulties you experienced with the setup. We do offer alternate membership options such as monthly or pay-per-use and give new users their first 30 minutes free to try it out. If you have any questions for us in the future, please don't hesitate to connect with us at
Roc D
August 22, 2022
Decent app. Very convenient. One thing I think should be changed, when you open app select your time frame, if you have to top up account, the app doesn't register the hours you already inputted. If you don't realize that you have to go select hourly time frame again, then you at risk of getting a ticket, which is what happened to me, thankfully the officer was still around, I explained what happened and they took away the ticket, I almost paid about 4 times more with that ticket
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HotSpot Parking Inc
September 19, 2022
That doesn't sound right! Can you give us more information at so that we can investigate.
Regan Walsh
August 3, 2022
Giant hassle to submit documents to apply for a parking permit. Buttons say "upload", but you can't upload a photo you've already taken. You have to take photo using the app. The viewfinder overflows off the right edge of the screen. You only get a tiny thumbnail preview of the photo you've taken. Then your application is rejected because "the photos of your documents are blurry".
7 people found this review helpful
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HotSpot Parking Inc
August 11, 2022
Hi Regan, Thank you for taking the time to leave these comments, we will take your feedback and use it to improve our app for future users. HotSpot Customer Support

What's new

* The digital permit tab has been enabled for US accounts.
* Discount code information is now available on the parking summary.
* We now display the parking end time beneath the timer to take away any guess work.
* Various bug fixes and improvements.