A while back we published a story about the efforts Yorkdale was taking to improve its parking over the holiday season. While we were writing about the virtues of the new system, it turns out a number of people disagree with us and took to Reddit over the weekend to warn people of Yorkdale’s insane parking wait times.
A thread appeared yesterday that was titled PSA: Do Not Park Underground at Yorkdale on the Weekends. With a subheader “If you do, be prepared to wait at least literally 1-1.5 hours to get out. I will never make this mistake again”.
According to several Reddit users, the parking on the weekend at Yorkdale is getting out of control. Most (users on Reddit) speculate it’s due to The Cheesecake Factory’s wait-times. Currently, on the weekend there is a 2-4 hour wait for a table, which some people suggest causes an entire backlog of people who are just waiting around Yorkdale and not moving.
So the real question is, what do you if you want to go to Yorkdale on the weekend and not be subjected to insane parkin wait times?
A few suggestions include arriving early. If you really don’t like crowds arrive at the mall between 9am-10am. The mall really starts to get busy after Noon.
Additionally, many Reddit users also suggested parking underground underneath the Microsoft store, which also tends to have space.
With the cold weather, everyone is driving so you should expect Yorkdale’s parking lot to be extremely busy until the weather warms up a bit.