Pickering Accepts Toys and Food in Lieu of Parking Fines

Posted on Tuesday December 03, 2019

As part of the City of Pickering’s ‘Toys 4 Tickets and Food 4 Fines’ holiday program, most parking tickets issued from December 1 to December 20 may be paid via a donation of food or toys, in lieu of the fine.

All donations will go towards the Durham Regional Police Food & Toy Drive and Pickering Fire Services Food & Toy Drive. Since the program’s inception in 2009, over $10,000 in toys and food have been collected. 

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 being made in lieu of a fine. Please note that tickets issued for illegal parking in accessible spaces are not eligible for the program. Donations unrelated to tickets are gladly accepted. 

Donations will be accepted from December 1 to December 20, between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, on the second floor of Pickering City Hall, located at One The Esplanade. 

For more program information, please contact Municipal Law Enforcement Services at 905.420.4611 or bylaw@pickering.ca.


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.


Shauna Muir
Coordinator, Communications | Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134  |  1.866.683.2760