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Horrible neighbor in Toronto!

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Horrible neighbor in Toronto!

Hi Everyone,

My elder parents have horrible neighbors. They illegally rent out their basement, which itself we honestly don't care about. What does bother us is the crowd in the neighbors basement. They are very rowdy at all hours of the night. They urinate on our lawn, throw their garbage and cigarette butts all over our property when they are drinking and constantly park in-front of our home. Now as long as they are not blocking our driveway, it is their right to park in front of our home that I agree with, but we have asked them as a courtesy not to park there so we can fit our own vehicles near our home. Well, one of the vehicle's of the neighbor's tenant has broke down. They have taken the plates off the vehicle and it has been sitting parked in front of our house for a few days now. Its a work vehicle and an eyesore and my parents have to park their own vehicle up to 100 meters away if they come home late at night. We live in Scarborough.

Is there any law against leaving a disabled vehicle in the same spot, on a residential road, with the tags removed for an extended period of time? If I go to 42 division and explain them my story, is there anything you guys can recommend I tell them? I really appreciate everyone's help. If anyone can give us information that would lead to the removal of these vehicles once and for all, I would be happy to buy you and your family dinner.

Cheers~
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Can't park a vehicle without plates or invalid plates on the street, report it to your local parking enforcement and they will ticket and tow it
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By-law matter, not police. Every city has by-laws regarding on street parking.
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prochargedv8 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 6:39 pm
Can't park a vehicle without plates or invalid plates on the street, report it to your local parking enforcement and they will ticket and tow it
I was hoping this was the case. Any chance you know where I could find the legal code for this?
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skeet50 wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 6:42 pm
By-law matter, not police. Every city has by-laws regarding on street parking.
If thats the case, do you know who to contact to enforce these by laws? Ive seen a parking enforcemeny officer maybe once in the last decade patrol these roads
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Why only bother with parking. If the basement is illegal, report to the city and solve all your problems. But I'm really lost here. How come a vehicle parked on the street in front of your house is bothering you more than people pissing on your lawn? Face Screaming In Fear
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KamalKA wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 6:48 pm
If thats the case, do you know who to contact to enforce these by laws? Ive seen a parking enforcemeny officer maybe once in the last decade patrol these roads
Since your in Toronto you can call 311 or 416-392-CITY (2489). Ask for parking bylaw complaints and they will get a bylaw officer out when available.
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Holystone wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 7:01 pm
Why only bother with parking. If the basement is illegal, report to the city and solve all your problems. But I'm really lost here. How come a vehicle parked on the street in front of your house is bothering you more than people pissing on your lawn? Face Screaming In Fear
We have caught them doing it twice and they had since apologized. We put up cameras and a security system which has stopped that specific behavior completely. I only mentioned the urinating part to set a context of what kind of folk they were. We suspect that it’s illegal but have no way of verifying. There are hundreds of illegal basement rentals to families and international students all over my neighborhood. We have a good relationship with the neighbors just not their tenants. They’re an older couple and we don’t want to destroy what could be the key to their livelihood.
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KamalKA wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 7:30 pm
We have caught them doing it twice and they had since apologized. We put up cameras and a security system which has stopped that specific behavior completely. I only mentioned the urinating part to set a context of what kind of folk they were. We suspect that it’s illegal but have no way of verifying. There are hundreds of illegal basement rentals to families and international students all over my neighborhood. We have a good relationship with the neighbors just not their tenants. They’re an older couple and we don’t want to destroy what could be the key to their livelihood.
should just call the police on those people if they are damaging your property.
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KamalKA wrote: If thats the case, do you know who to contact to enforce these by laws? Ive seen a parking enforcemeny officer maybe once in the last decade patrol these roads
There are lots of residential streets that are not patrolled by PKE. They only show up when you call them and complaint.
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Call non emergency TPS line. ‭(416) 808-2222‬

Option 4, then 2 (parking enforcement). Say there’s a car without plates parked on your street for x number of days. They’ll send an enforcement officer who will call a tow truck and remove the car.

Done.
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marktang wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 9:13 pm
should just call the police on those people if they are damaging your property.
Not sure urinating on grass is worthy of the police being called.
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KamalKA wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 7:30 pm
We have a good relationship with the neighbors just not their tenants. They’re an older couple and we don’t want to destroy what could be the key to their livelihood.
Discuss the issues with your neighbours, they should find good tenants so they still have rental income and you aren't disturbed by late night partying. Seems a reasonable compromise, tell the property owner your only way to deal with the rowdy tenants is to report the illegal apartment which you don't want to do....they can easily deal with it by getting better tenants.
The parking spot in front of your home isn't yours though, I would expect future tenants will take the closest legal spot....no matter where they park it will be in front of someones house.
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jondeals wrote:
Jun 14th, 2018 10:01 pm
There are lots of residential streets that are not patrolled by PKE. They only show up when you call them and complaint.
i didn't know that, thats good to know!

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