Executive Committee to debate mailing parking tickets

Councillor Mike Layton wants parking enforcement officers to have the ability to mail you a ticket, if you leave before it is issued

Should Toronto's parking enforcement officers have the power to mail you a ticket, if you leave before they issue one to you? That is being debated at the city's Executive Committee meeting, Wednesday morning.

Currently, all tickets must be placed on a the windshield or in the hand of the driver who made the violation, but Councillor Mike Layton wants to see that changed.

In a letter accompanying the motion, Layton writes that Torontonians, "are needlessly held up in traffic by individuals or delivery vehicles parked illegally in the curb lane or bicycle lane. Often, parking enforcement officers are not able to issue tickets for such offences before the offender drives away unpunished."

Layton wants the Province to get involved and change the law, allowing tickets to be mailed.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m.

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  1. AbbyW posted on 08/20/2014 10:00 AM
    I've been issued tickets with officers putting a wrong time in order to fill their quota, as well as receiving tickets where I'm legally parked and there's no meter. My proof was to photograph where I parked. That won't work in Layton's world.

    And by the way Mr. Layton, Torontonians are needlessly held up by the anti-car attitude of recent city councils, eg. Miller's regime cancelling the synchronization of traffic lights, St. Clair right-of-way, an unending number of opposing one-way streets in certain neighbourhoods, the idiotic pedestrian crossings on Bloor St., and other stupid ideas to delay motorists.

    We need an intelligent city council to consider ways for ALL modes of traffic to move efficiently. Subway expansion 30 years ago would have helped, as would the Allen Rd. all the way to the Gardiner (stopping it at Eglinton was the dumbest move for a "world class city"
  2. IBLeaf posted on 08/20/2014 10:13 AM
    Typical failure to think ahead. This idea of mailing tickets opens up the door to fraudsters sending fake tickets to hapless drivers who would rather pay the cost than endure the mess of fighting it in court, especially since the city has flatly stated that nobody will win any fought parking tickets. I think Mike Layton is simply thinking of a way to help out his comrades in the postal union and you can bet this scheme will be another reason for the insurance companies to pounce on an excuse to raise their rates.
  3. Angry Bill posted on 08/20/2014 10:42 AM
    I agree with Abby and IBLeaf. It's a revenue generator that benefits the city, the insurance industry, and only hurts the tax payer. The opportunity for abuse here is astronomical. And there's no avenue of redress for us if it's a bogus ticket.. the city will just say tough, and to pay up.

    It would be slightly different if I trusted the bureaucracy, or council. But only a naive fool would trust them, with their track record.

    I moved out of Toronto under Miller for a reason (not too far out, but still out). I have zero desire to even visit Toronto under the current socialist regime, and their bureaucratic lackeys.

    Toronto is a pimple on the arse of Ontario that desperately needs to be popped.
    1. AbbyW posted on 08/20/2014 10:57 AM
      @Angry Bill Sadly, Toronto is a pimple on the arse of a much bigger pimple with the Liberals in power in Ontario. Notice how close the pimple is to gas excretion.
    2. dama posted on 08/20/2014 03:06 PM
      @Angry Bill Of course it is a revenue generators and the power that these parking enforcers enjoyed.. most time, they don't use common sense and no compassion at all.. when it is just a few minutes over the time..

      M Layton and most councillors think with their arse,, and always come up with stupid ideas such as this.. like the recent closure of Bloor to Queens, so that people can take a leisurely stroll, ot do yoga..

      hello parks are for that ..,, and with the current constructions going on. you are insane to travel into GTA,,,,, uness you really have to
    3. Angry Bill posted on 08/21/2014 09:56 AM
      @AbbyW Hehe, I couldn't have said that better. You're brilliant, Abby, and a very welcome addition to this forum. Don't let the lib posters here drive you away. I plan on retiring from posting here soon, as it's been a good run, and it'll make me feel better knowing you're here to fight the good fight!
  4. Ronald P posted on 08/20/2014 12:02 PM
    One ticket mailed for a 9:30 offence then another for a 9:45 offence then another for a 10:20 offence?
    Sounds like a plan Layton would dream up or was it a hold over from Adam Vaughan? This is the additional funding for the new and improved TTC system needs.
    Are they really that stupid?
    1. AbbyW posted on 08/20/2014 01:11 PM
      @Ronald P No! They think we are however. Can't blame them after that disastrous provincial election; they figure voters will accept anything thrown at us.
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