The City of Kingston announced today it will not be collecting toys in lieu of payment for November parking tickets, in an effort to limit contact due to the pandemic.
Instead, the City will make a one-time contribution of $6,850 to a local toy drive, which equals the amount in parking fines that would normally be waived during the Toys for Tickets program.
“ is a long-running, successful program that will return in future years,” says Brad Frink, Supervisor, Parking Enforcement. “We are committed to continuing our support during these challenging times and recognize that this annual contribution makes a difference for many children during the holiday season.”
The annual program began in 2005 and allows anyone who receives parking tickets in November to “pay” for them with a toy that gets donated to a local toy drive. It is expected to return in 2021.
The Toys for Tickets program collected 454 toys last year, which represents over $6,500 in parking fines that was waived by the City.