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.
“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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