Toronto police have issued more than 4,500 tickets on King Street since the transit pilot began

Apr 9 2018, 10:37 pm

Since the King Street Transit Pilot was launched, city police have issued approximately 4,600 provincial offence notices along the stretch of road.

Police say that over the past few weeks, there have been multiple requests for enforcement data related to the King Street Pilot that began on November 12, 2017.

Along with the number of offences, police have also released the top infractions which were as follows:

Proceed contrary to sign at intersection – 3,163
Other offences – 1,061
Disobey sign – 395

The King Street Transit Pilot is along King between Bathurst Street and Jarvis Street aiming to improve transit reliability, speed, and capacity.

Earlier this year, a group associated with King Street’s Kit Kat Italian Bar played hockey in front of the restaurant, located at 297 King St W.

At the time, Vivian, a waitress at Kit Kat, told Daily Hive they are demonstrating that they support the King Street Pilot, but want to show that the street is so slow they can now host a game of hockey.

“If John Tory wants to bring entertainment to King Street, why not bring a game of hockey,” she said.

To encourage people to visit King Street neighbourhood bars, restaurants, and businesses, the City of Toronto is offering free parking in the Pilot area.

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