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Heard Toronto wants to scrap over night parking.

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Heard Toronto wants to scrap over night parking.

Heard from the grapevine that they are trying to abolish overnight parking. What's the logic behind this?
Money, of course!




http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toro ... -1.4578675



What do you guys think? I know most don't care as it doesn't affect them or may be it does. I see some drive ways with over flowing cars so they patrol those? Someone said it on another thread these guys are waging war on cars.
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Public roads are for public use, not an extension of your garage/driveway so you can use it as a permanent over night parking spot for free. Makes perfect sense...
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fine by me, if you need to park in the street, then buy a permit. You have to in my neighbourhood.
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Toronto does not want to scrap on street overnight parking, they just want to make sure everybody pays for it. Just another tax revenue grab as opposed to raising property taxes.
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luckystrike1 wrote: Toronto does not want to scrap on street overnight parking, they just want to make sure everybody pays for it. Just another tax revenue grab as opposed to raising property taxes.
There are a lot of streets that do not align with residential addresses and are free to park for 3 Horus or less, hitherto it has never been a problem to park and they do not enforce it consistently. What becomes of those when this new cash grab legislation goes into effect? Pay a flat rate to park? What is it right now for residential permitted parking? I live in an apartment building.

I suppose if they were sensible with the price people wouldn't have too much of an issue. Everything seems like a cash grab nowadays and I guess I"m surprised it took them this long. Like Rob Ford said, the gravy train has to end.
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Makes sense, our street has 30-40 foot lots and still charges for street parking, why would a handful of Wards near the downtown core not?!
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Supercooled wrote: There are a lot of streets that do not align with residential addresses and are free to park for 3 Horus or less, hitherto it has never been a problem to park and they do not enforce it consistently.
Well, if you are overnight parking in areas with hourly restrictions, you probably aren't parking for the 3 hours at 3AM in the night.
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I can't even buy a permit in my area. I wouldn't mind paying for street parking but the city won't sell me a permit.
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Supercooled wrote: There are a lot of streets that do not align with residential addresses and are free to park for 3 Horus or less, hitherto it has never been a problem to park and they do not enforce it consistently. What becomes of those when this new cash grab legislation goes into effect? Pay a flat rate to park? What is it right now for residential permitted parking? I live in an apartment building.

I suppose if they were sensible with the price people wouldn't have too much of an issue. Everything seems like a cash grab nowadays and I guess I"m surprised it took them this long. Like Rob Ford said, the gravy train has to end.
My neighborhood allows parking on residential streets on weeknights and weekends, but not overnight parking (past 2 AM) or parking during business hours (as we're near a subway station). Enforcement is absolute, with no exceptions. Anyone who wants to park overnight has to either have guest parking in an apartment building, buy a permit from the city, or pay for a spot in a commercial lot.
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Supercooled wrote: What becomes of those when this new cash grab legislation goes into effect? Pay a flat rate to park? What is it right now for residential permitted parking?
This is a long process. Community council does public consultations and then they vote if they should proceed with this. This plan will then be ratified by the full council.

Current fees for Residential On-Street Parking
https://www.toronto.ca/services-payment ... t-parking/

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Lol. As I type this I have three cars parked on the street, the joys of living outside of Toronto.

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