'Tickets for Toys '08' - London, Ontario
December 5th 2007 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Impark, announced that its London, Ontario branch has partnered with LIFE*SPIN this Christmas season by offering a four hour event the week of December 3rd in which anyone in the London area who has an unpaid Impark parking violation notice can have it waived by making a toy donation to LIFE*SPIN. LIFE*SPIN is a London based, grass-roots, non-profit charitable organization founded by sole-support mothers to provide information and support to help low-income people to become self-sufficient. For the past 14 years, LIFE*SPIN has offered the Christmas Sponsorship program to provide Christmas for children living in low-income families. LIFE*SPIN offers year-round support through a housing initiative, front-line poverty alleviation services, a FREE STORE and neighbourhood based programs in the Old East area where they are located.Impark will be accepting new, unwrapped toys. In exchange, Impark will waive each donor’s unpaid parking violation notice. A single toy donated will waive a single unpaid violation notice. Those with multiple unpaid violation notices will have to bring an equal number of toys with respect to the number of Impark parking violation notices they would like waived.“With local social service agencies being stretched to the limit, I immediately saw an opportunity where London’s largest parking operator could help out. This year Impark will be holding its “Tickets for Toys” offer in London.”, commented Lloyd Stacey, General Manager, Impark. Impark is dedicated to assisting children in need and this is the fourth consecutive year whereby Impark has significantly contributed towards the various social service agencies in select Canadian cities. All the toys donated will be used in LIFE*SPIN’s Christmas program.Please note: Impark will be accepting toy donations Thursday, December 6th, between the hours of 7am and 11am only at the Impark Offices, located at 148 York Street, 2nd Floor, London, Ontario.
Impark Awarded Event Parking Operations In Saint Paul, Minnesota
November 1st 2007 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Impark announced today it has been selected by the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota and the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention and Visitors Authority to operate their six facility parking portfolio.
The six facilities, comprised of over 3,000 parking spaces, serve the Xcel Energy Center, home to the Minnesota Wild and site of the 2008 National Republican Convention, the Roy Wilkins Auditorium, and Saint Paul RiverCentre, the city's state-of-the-art convention, special event, and entertainment facility.
"Impark shares our goal of delivering exceptional customer service," said Jim Ibister, Vice President and General Manager of Saint Paul RiverCentre. "One common operator amongst all event-related parking facilities gives us a greater ability to ensure a consistent and positive experience for all of our guests."
Speaking of the award, Gary Grabko of the City of Saint Paul commented “We selected Impark to manage our Xcel Energy Center parking facilities because of the experience and expertise of the personnel they assembled, especially in regard to special event management. We were most impressed with the commitment and enthusiasm all levels of their management team communicated to us ".
Mike McKeon, Impark’s Vice President, Central U.S. commented. “We are aligned with the client’s expectations for outstanding service through delivering Impark’s proven event parking experience. The entire team is honored to be awarded this contract.”
Impark Provides Free Parking To Veterans In London, Ontario
May 16th 2007 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Imperial Parking Canada Corporation (Impark), one of North America’s leading parking operators, and London’s largest private parking operator, announced today a trial program that provides Canadian military veterans with free parking at selected locations in London, Ontario.
Under the terms of the program, which originated from a 2006 Remembrance Day pilot in Vancouver, British Columbia, vehicles displaying Ontario veteran license plates will be permitted to park for free on eligible parking lots. The program applies to all Impark surface lots in London that use pay-and-display parking meters. ICORR Properties International, a major London property owner, was eager to support Impark’s initiative and included in the program its London surface parking facilities managed by Impark. Targeted at occasional-use hourly and daily parking patrons, the program is not a replacement for a monthly parking rental. Special event parking is also exempted from the trial.
“We are very grateful for the sacrifices these men and women made on our behalf,” stated Herb W. Anderson Jr., Vice Chairman and CEO of Impark. “Now when a veteran has an appointment, wishes to shop, dine or simply enjoy what downtown London has to offer, he or she can park their car on an Impark surface lot free of charge. It’s Impark’s way of expressing to military veterans our pride and appreciation for their service to our country.”
The trial period was put into effect on May 11th, 2007 and will continue throughout the remainder of 2007 to allow Impark to gauge the popularity of the program.
Imperial Parking Corporation, headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is the third largest parking management company in North America with more than 3,700 employees and 1,850 locations.
Impark awarded Municipal Operations in Kelowna, BC
March 15th 2007 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Councilors and Mayor with the City of Kelowna Yesterday voted unanimously to award management of the city’s on-street and off-street parking assets to Impark. The contract will see Impark’s BC Interior office handle revenues in excess of $1.7 million a year, on a five year contract with opportunities for extensions. Scope of work will include management of two parking garages, 17 surface lots, and over 1,110 on-street parking stalls, for a combined total of approximately 3,000 pay parking stalls. The facilities will be operated with a mix of attendants, solar-powered electronic pay-stations, and individual on-street meters. Impark will bring several innovations to the contract, including its pay-by-cell phone service and Parker Pete vehicle assistance service. As Brent Lobson, Regional Manager for Impark’s British Columbia Interior Region described it, “This contract calls for a high standard of professionalism and staff personal appearance, with an emphasis on friendly and fair service to the community".
"The Impark Kelowna team comprises a highly dedicated group of staff who are established Kelowna residents. Their long-standing ties with the community and involvement in events and associations help us understand the expectations of the contract and ensure the success of the project" commented John Laires, Impark's Senior Vice President.
With a population of over 110,000, Kelowna is the largest city in British Columbia’s Okanagan valley, and known worldwide as Canada’s premiere wine-growing region. Impark has been a presence in the City since 1997, with a variety of private management contracts ranging from surface lots to the Prospera Centre, a major sports and entertainment complex.
Impark appoints new IT Director, Milan Zivkovic
March 14th 2007 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
To further enhance its position as the technology leader in the North American parking industry, Impark announces the appointment of Milan Zivkovic as Director of IT. Milan possesses over 12 years of IT industry experience, most recently as the IT Director and CTO at the Vancouver International Airport Authority. During his tenure at the airport, Milan was responsible for the strategy, planning, development and deployment of technology solutions in various roles. With a 50 person team, he formulated a client service strategy for the airport user community, built a strategic alliance with a telecommunications provider and developed Service Level Agreements with the various business partners to direct the maintenance, support and quality of the business applications. Prior to the airport, Milan worked at Intersystems USA in Denver as a Project Manager, providing technical solutions to increase workflow and revenue and provided technical expertise to the sales team.
At Impark, Milan will be responsible for management of the IT department, the continuing deployment of the IT Strategic Plan, and overseeing the IT support needed to deliver Impark's 2010 Strategic Plan major initiatives.
Impark Commits $600,000 to help Pennsylvania Hospital
February 22nd 2007 - Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Impark has agreed to donate $600,000 over the next three years to help restore Pennsylvania Hospital's historic Pine Building in Philadelphia.
Hospital officials announced the gift from Imperial Parking, the third-largest parking-management company in North America, whose U.S. headquarters are based in Philadelphia. After Impark executives toured the Pine Building, built in 1756 at Eighth and Pine Streets, Impark's vice chairman and chief executive officer, Herbert Anderson Jr., presented a $200,000 check to hospital executive director Kate Kinslow.
That first installment will help the hospital satisfy a match required by a $350,000 award last month from the National Trust for Historic Preservation - Save America's Treasures 2007 Grant Program.
In November officials of the hospital - the nation's first - announced a $7 million campaign to restore the Pine Building. Two million dollars is earmarked for critical work including repairing termite damage and the slate roof, waterproofing, and replacing deteriorated wood and exterior painting. The remaining $5 million would create an endowment for regular historic preservation of the building.
Impark Repeating Tickets For Toys Offer
December 13th 2006 - Edmonton, AB, Canada
Impark will be accepting toy donations Thursday only between 7am and 11am
When it comes to helping kids, a little competition between cities is fun. Edmonton Impark’s General Manager Braden Formanek wants to repeat his ‘Tickets for Toys’ offer Thursday in hopes of topping the 962 toys collected Tuesday morning by Impark in Calgary. Braden is challenging Edmontonians to help make it happen.
Impark is partnering with The Salvation Army this Christmas season by offering a second 4-hour event this week during which anyone in the Edmonton area who has an unpaid Impark parking violation notice can have it waived by making a toy donation to The Salvation Army.
Impark will be accepting new, unwrapped toys. In exchange, Impark will waive each donor’s unpaid parking violation notice. A single toy donated will waive a single unpaid violation notice. Those with multiple unpaid violation notices will have to bring an equal number of toys with respect to the number of Impark parking violation notices they would like waived.
Impark is dedicated to assisting children in need and this is the third consecutive year whereby Impark has significantly contributed towards the annual Salvation Army’s toy drive in select Canadian cities. All the toys donated will be used in The Salvation Army’s Christmas Relief efforts. Last Christmas, thanks to generous donations, over 7,000 children in our community were able to have toys for Christmas morning.
Where: ImparkOffices, 10239-107 Street Edmonton, Alberta
When: Thursday, December 14, 2006 7am-11am
Impark Expands Northeast US Operations to Baltimore
July 13th 2006 - Vancouver, B.C. Canada
Impark was awarded the contract to manage its first location in the City of Baltimore, Maryland. Operation of the Baltimore Street Garage commenced on July 1st, 2006, and is the result of a joint venture proposal by Impark and local operator Danas Parking. The parking garage is one of thirteen facilities owned by the City of Baltimore. While Impark has operated the Car Rental Shuttle Operation at Baltimore Washington International Airport since 2004, this significant contract is Impark’s first location in downtown Baltimore.
Christopher Johnson, Senior Vice President, Eastern U.S. comments 'We are very excited to expand Impark's Northeastern operations in partnership with the City of Baltimore. Initiating Impark/Danas Parking LLC, a newly formed Joint Venture, will provide the City of Baltimore with the combined strengths of an established local company and the third largest national parking operator in North America.'
The parking garage is a high profile 510 space facility, located directly across the street from City Hall and adjacent to Baltimore's famed inner harbor area. When constructed the garage was given a local architectural award for employing cutting edge technology and a modern glass facade surrounding the stair and elevator towers.