Pickering accepts toy and food donations in lieu of payment for parking tickets

Posted on Tuesday November 28, 2023

Pickering, ON, November 27, 2023 – As part of the City of Pickering’s ‘Toys 4 Tickets and Food 4 Fines’ holiday program, the City will be accepting toy and food donations in lieu of payment for parking tickets issued from November 27 to December 20, 2023.

Toy donations must be new and unwrapped, and all food donations must be non-perishable. The value of the donation must be equal to, or greater than, the specified fine on the ticket (receipts are required for all donations being made in lieu of payment).

Tickets issued for illegal parking in accessible spaces are not eligible for the program. Donations unrelated to tickets will be gladly accepted.

Donations will be accepted from November 27 to December 20, 2023 (Monday to Friday, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) on the second floor of Pickering City Hall, located at One The Esplanade.

All donations will be distributed to the Durham Regional Police Food & Toy Drive and the Pickering Fire Services Food & Toy Drive, which will make a meaningful difference to the lives of those in need this holiday season.

Visit pickering.ca/Toys4Tickets to learn more.

2022 Program Highlights

Last year, the City raised $832 worth of donations thanks to the generous contributions and kindness of the community.


As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 100,000) 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.

Shauna Muir
Supervisor, Public Affairs & Corporate Communications | Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134 | 1.866.683.2760