City of Toronto issued less tickets last year, due in a large part to several of the city’s downtown core being closed during the high tourist season during the G20 summit. The City also released the Parking Ticket Cancellation Guidelines in June, 2010 which will inevitably bring in less revenue in the future.
On January 26, 2011 Stephen Dimanno, Parking Tags Supervisor for the City of Toronto informed fightyourtickets.ca that the number of parking tags issued in 2010 wasn’t available yet and that the figures for 2009 were not available until April 2010 and were released in a briefing note to City Council on April 30, 2010. He didn’t expect the number of parking tags issued in 2010 to available until April, 2011 for the year 2010.
Normally the number of parking tickets issued in the City of Toronto hover around 2.8 million tickets a year and generate approximately 80 million dollars a year.
There were approximately 2,787,175 parking tickets issued in 2010.
There were 2,794,460 parking tickets issued in 2009
There were 2,902,929 parking tickets issued in 2008
The City of Toronto attracts vehicular traffic from all surrounding areas and in fact, over 60 per cent of all parking tickets issued in the City of Toronto are issued to vehicles registered in the “905” area. Each day, it is estimated that more than 1 million vehicles enter the City of Toronto and use the roads and parking facilities.
Parking Enforcement Officers issued 2,497,475 tickets in 2010 (62,393 less than 2008)
Parking Enforcement Officers issued 2,470,185 tickets in 2009 (89,683 less than 2008)
Parking Enforcement Officers issued 2,559,868 tickets in 2008
Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers issued 278,789 tickets in 2010 (3,239 more than 2008)
Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers issued 277,390 tickets in 2009 (1,840 more than 2008)
Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers issued 275,550 tickets in 2008
The City of Toronto trained 664 new municipal law enforcement officers in 2010.
Police officers/Cadets issued 10,911 tickets in 2010 (39,790 less than 2008)
Police officers/Cadets issued 38,670 tickets in 2009 (12,031 less than 2008)
Police officers/Cadets issued 50,701 tickets in 2008
The parking enforcement unit initiated the towing of approximately 27,400 motor vehicles, including 503 vehicles that lacked proper registration plates and 1,042 towed, were carried away to provide access for snowplows, parades and special events.
During their routine ticketing duties, officers identified 1,189 stolen vehicles. They also seized 784 accessible parking permits from motorists suspected of misusing them.