Drivers who have received a parking ticket in the last month can pay for it with a toy at City Hall, 216 Ontario St., from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 9.
Last year the Toys for Tickets program collected 232 toys for the local toy drive – that’s $3,695 in parking fines. That means more than 1500 toys have been collected by the program since it began in 2005.
Parking tickets received between Nov. 1 and Dec. 9 – excluding tickets for unauthorized parking in an accessible parking space – can be paid for with a new unwrapped toy of a value equal to or greater than the amount of the ticket (include a receipt with the toy).
Recommended gifts include: knapsacks, games, cars, trucks, dolls and plush toys (no battery-operated, glue or war toys can be accepted).
“We truly appreciate that people have chosen to take the extra step in purchasing a toy for a child in need during the Christmas season,” says
Brandi Timpson, Supervisor, Parking and Bylaw Enforcement.
The toys are gathered under the tree at City Hall’s Payment Centre and will be delivered to the 98.3 Fly FM and 98.9 The Drive toy drive in
time to be distributed to children over the holidays.
If you will be dropping off toys by taking a bus, plan your trip at: www.cityofkingston.ca/tripplanner
Release source: City of Kingston | Photo: Wikimedia Commons