People who have received parking tickets can pay their fines with a toy instead of cash between December 6 and 7 in this year’s Toys for Tickets program.
Parking tickets received between November 1 and December 7 – except tickets received for unauthorized parking in an accessible parking space – can be paid with an unwrapped new toy of equal or greater value than the amount of the ticket. The toy should also be accompanied by a receipt showing proof of purchase and the cost of the toy.
“The annual Toys for Tickets program turns parking tickets into toys for children in need,” said Marissa Mascaro, manager, parking services, in a City release. “If your ticket is eligible, please consider paying with a toy.”
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Items recommended for payment include games, cars, trucks, dolls and stuffed toys, and the gifts should not require batteries or promote violence.
Taking part in the Toys for Tickets program is optional. Parking fines can still be paid for using payment options offered on this City webpage.
Toys for Tickets has collected more than 3,000 toys for Kingston children since 2005, all delivered to a local toy drive in time to be distributed to children in need over the holidays.
Paying with a toy can be done at City Hall or at 1211 John Counter Blvd – and only toy payments can be made at this location, not cash or credit – on December 6 and 7 between 8:30am and 4:30pm.