Drivers can understand tickets for parking in a disabled spot without a permit; blocking a fire lane, public laneway or private driveway; or other obvious violation that affect others. But, for sheer, blood-boiling exasperation, nothing beats getting a ticket for an unposted violation you’ve never heard of.
For example, did you know your vehicle can be tagged for illegal “boulevard parking” – even if you’re parked in your own driveway? Under this Toronto parking restriction, your vehicle can be ticketed if within 2 metres of the curb or 0.3 m of the sidewalk in a boulevard (i.e. cul-de-sac).
Some other unposted violations in Toronto that you might not be aware of include:
- Park vehicle for sale (on public road with visible “for sale” sign).
- Park between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. from Dec. 1 to Mar. 31. (North York)
- Park more than 30cm from curb, or left wheels to curb.
- Park in disabled spot with no permit.
- Park within 3m of hydrant, 9m of intersection, or obstructing driveway/laneway
- Stop within intersection, 9m of crosswalk, on bridge or centre strip, or on/over crosswalk or foot path.
- Stop roadside (parked/stopped vehicle), which presumably means “double parking.”
Fines for the above offences vary from $15 to $300. Unfortunately, the first time most drivers hear of these unposted violations is when they’re ticketed for them. It’s cheaper (and much less frustrating) to be aware of them beforehand!
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