Broadcast time: 16:47
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Toronto Police Service has been working closely with our City of Toronto Emergency Management partners in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have been taking advice from public health officials and making decisions that balance our need to provide community safety with maintaining the health and safety of our members.
Given the changing needs of our city, particularly for those who are now working from home, caring for others, or trying to ensure the flow of goods and services, the Toronto Police is making adjustments to parking enforcement, effective immediately.
Until further notice, parking enforcement has been suspended for the following offences:
– 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
The above parking offences may be enforced in exceptional circumstances where a significant traffic safety, and/or of community concern exists. Parking Enforcement Officers will continue to have discretion to use enforcement tools as necessary to ensure the safe and orderly movement of vehicles in the city.
All other parking offences will continue to be enforced. This includes no stopping, no standing and no parking offences, rush hour routes and also pay and display/metered areas where payment is required. This is to ensure an adequate level of street parking, traffic flow, and maintain traffic and pedestrian safety.