Curb hogs and others who hold up the flow of traffic during morning and afternoon rush, are under the microscope, starting Thursday.
The new fine for parking in a no-stopping zone during rush hour has gone into effect. It's now $150 instead of $60.
Rush hours are also being expanded by an hour in the morning, and one hour in the afternoon, making them 6 a.m.-10 a.m. and 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
However, on Jan 23rd the new parking fines will be applied to the old rush hour times. The new ones won't go into effect until March.
Parking enforcement officers will now be encouraged to ticket parked vehicles with expired license plate validation stickers with a fixed fine of $40.
Other changes such as towing your vehicle on your fourth offence if you haven't paid your other 3 tickets, will be phased in.