Failure to pay fines on Toronto’s Green P parking lots is expected to increase by 150% – Toronto

The City of Toronto and the Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) will significantly increase the fines that drivers will receive if they do not pay to park for their time in a Green car park, citing a need to close the gap between fines and maximum. daily prices.

As of June 1, the fine for non-payment in dozens of parking lots across Toronto will jump to $ 75 from $ 30.

Rita Mezzanotte, a TPA spokeswoman, told Global News that the $ 30 fine in high-demand places was less than the price of paying to park for eight hours or longer.

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“Increasing the fine for non-payment is intended to deter customers from not paying and to promote compliance,” she said in a statement Thursday.

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“Ultimately, it comes down to a matter of fairness, especially for those customers who always pay for their full parking period.”

Mezzanotte also said the new fee is consistent with other parking-related offenses on municipal properties.

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