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Pickering Accepts Toys and Food in Lieu of Parking Fines

Posted on Thursday November 20, 2014

As part of the City of Pickering’s ‘Toys 4 Tickets and Food 4 Fines’ holiday program, most parking tickets issued from December 1st through December 15th may be paid via a donation of food or toys, in lieu of the set fine.

All donations will go towards the Durham Regional Police Services Food & Toy Drive and the Pickering Fire Services Food & Toy Drive. Since the program’s inception in 2009, almost $8,000 in toys and food have been collected. 

A photo opportunity will be held on Tuesday, December 16 to showcase the amount of food and toys that have been collected as a result of this year’s initiative.

Who:     Pickering By-law Services, Pickering Fire Services, Durham Regional Police

What:    Toy and Food Drive Photo Opportunity

Where:   Pickering City Hall – One The Esplanade, Main Lobby

When:    Tuesday, December 16, 11:00 am

All toy donations must be new and unwrapped, and all food donations must be non-perishable. The value of the toys or food must be equal to or greater than the specified fine on the ticket.  As such, receipts are required for all donations.  Please note that tickets issued for illegal parking in accessible spaces are not eligible for the program.

Toy or food donations will be accepted from December 1st through 15th, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at Pickering City Hall, One The Esplanade, 2nd floor.  For more program information, please contact Municipal Law Enforcement Services at 905.420.4611 or bylaw@pickering.ca.

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Media Contact:

Kim Thompson
Manager, By-law Enforcement Services
Corporate Services Department
905.420.4660 ext. 2187
1.866.683.2760 | TTY 905.420.1739
kthompson@pickering.ca