Fines more than doubled for parking illegally in downtown Toronto

Avatar photo

TORONTO, Ont. — Beginning today, getting a parking ticket in downtown Toronto will cost more than twice what it used to.

The city, looking to reduce downtown congestion at peak times, is jacking up the cost of fines for illegal parking. The city is also making the fines “fixed,” meaning they can’t be reduced in court, though drivers can still fight the tickets in an effort to have them overturned.

Offenders who have three or more outstanding parking tickets for which no payment or trial request has been made within 120 days of the last offense will have their vehicles towed.

“Starting on Thursday morning, breaking the rules on streets with time-specific restrictions will cost $150 during rush hour, up from $60,” the Ontario Trucking Association warned. “In addition, the city will also introduce new rush hour times for when no-parking zones are in effect: The new fines would be enforced from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.”

For more information, Contact Toronto Transportation Services at 416-392-CITY (2489).

Avatar photo

Truck News is Canada's leading trucking newspaper - news and information for trucking companies, owner/operators, truck drivers and logistics professionals working in the Canadian trucking industry.

Have your say

This is a moderated forum. Comments will no longer be published unless they are accompanied by a first and last name and a verifiable email address. (Today's Trucking will not publish or share the email address.) Profane language and content deemed to be libelous, racist, or threatening in nature will not be published under any circumstances.