Parking enforcement suspended in Toronto to "make everyday life easier"

Mar 19 2020, 6:17 am

Parking Enforcement has been suspended in Toronto as of Thursday, March 19, as the city responds to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am focused on making sure we do everything possible as a City to make everyday life easier for Toronto residents now during this difficult time,” Mayor John Tory said in a release.

The enforcement of penalties for the following offences are suspended:

  • On-Street Permit Parking Areas
  • On-Street Time Limit Offences such a 1, 2 and 3 Hour Parking
  • North York Winter Maintenance Bylaw
  • Expired Vehicle Validation License Plates
  • Boulevard Parking
  • School Zones with posted No Stopping/No Standing/No Parking Signage

All other parking offences will continue to be enforced.

Tory said that after hearing concerns from residents about parking enforcement and transit fare inspections, he raised the issues with Toronto Police and the TTC.

Yesterday, the TTC announced that Fare Inspectors would focus on education and customer service while respecting social distancing during these extraordinary times. And now Toronto Police have followed suit.

“I continue to encourage people to pay for parking and pay their fare on the TTC – it is the right thing to do – and I support the work our TTC and Toronto Police do at all times,” Tory said.