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Parking my car in my boulevard

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Parking my car in my boulevard

Hello everyone, I have a concern, I bought a townhouse in Richmond hill, my driveway has only one parking spot, I own 3 cars. I wanted to park one car in the garage, one in the driveway, and I want to park another car in the boulevard. Part of the boulevard is with grass obviously, I wanted to remove the grass and do interlocking, and then just park my car in a parallel way to my house. I wanted to know if that is legal, and if not, what other solution do I have?
Attached a picture that explains my story.

Thank you all in advance.
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No.

You didn't say where you live, but you typically cannot park on your boulevard, even on your driveway. Paving your boulevard is also typically allowed, as it's city property. Now, most people get away with parking on their driveway boulevard, but if you pave the grass and try to park there, your neighbours will probably report you.
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Etgarbaksis wrote: Hello everyone, I have a concern, I bought a townhouse in Richmond hill, my driveway has only one parking spot, I own 3 cars. I wanted to park one car in the garage, one in the driveway, and I want to park another car in the boulevard. Part of the boulevard is with grass obviously, I wanted to remove the grass and do interlocking, and then just park my car in a parallel way to my house. I wanted to know if that is legal, and if not, what other solution do I have?
Attached a picture that explains my story.

Thank you all in advance.
The problem with your theory is in the title to your post. It's not "your boulevard". That's city property. And so no, you can't park there.

Your solution is to get rid of one of your cars, get smaller cars, or consider the fines as a "parking charge".

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Sorry, the city boulevard.
You guys are right.
I am not sure about the neighbors, they look okay, but don’t know if they are good or bad neighbors, will obviously be nice to them.
Still, can I remove the grass and put interlocking on the boulevard?
Also, if my neighbors are nice, and they won’t complain, any chance I’ll be still fined?
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Etgarbaksis wrote: Still, can I remove the grass and put interlocking on the boulevard?
No you cannot. As someone already stated, it is not your property, it is the city's. Better just leave it alone.
Etgarbaksis wrote: Also, if my neighbors are nice, and they won’t complain, any chance I’ll be still fined?
Sometimes the parking enforcement officers drive around town to issue tickets, so you are at their mercy.
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Etgarbaksis wrote: Sorry, the city boulevard.
You guys are right.
I am not sure about the neighbors, they look okay, but don’t know if they are good or bad neighbors, will obviously be nice to them.
Still, can I remove the grass and put interlocking on the boulevard?
Also, if my neighbors are nice, and they won’t complain, any chance I’ll be still fined?
You need to apply for permit to make changes . It’s likely your application will be rejected. If you just go ahead and do it without approval, the city will take legal action on you.

Like the other poster has said, sell 1 car.
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Thank you for your reply.
And what about parking my card that way?
My bumpers will probably be out of the apron but my wheels will still be in the apron.
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Etgarbaksis wrote: Sorry, the city boulevard.
You guys are right.
I am not sure about the neighbors, they look okay, but don’t know if they are good or bad neighbors, will obviously be nice to them.
Still, can I remove the grass and put interlocking on the boulevard?
Also, if my neighbors are nice, and they won’t complain, any chance I’ll be still fined?
You can still get fined even without complaints. If do what you do, it will be obvious, and you'd have to pay to put the grass back.

Also, if your neighbours are nice, then they should complain, otherwise everyone will do what you want to do, and your street will look ghetto and devalue the houses.
I feel for you having a single lane driveway, but I made sure to buy a house with a double garage/driveway.
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Etgarbaksis wrote: Hello everyone, I have a concern, I bought a townhouse in Richmond hill, my driveway has only one parking spot, I own 3 cars. I wanted to park one car in the garage, one in the driveway, and I want to park another car in the boulevard. Part of the boulevard is with grass obviously, I wanted to remove the grass and do interlocking, and then just park my car in a parallel way to my house. I wanted to know if that is legal, and if not, what other solution do I have?
Attached a picture that explains my story.

Thank you all in advance.
no..boulevard is owned by the city and there's utilities/pipes/wires under there.

you can park your shortest car in boulevard and have the front/back hang out... it's not pretty but usually if your tires are within the apron and sidewalk isn't substantially blocked, you should be ok with regards to tickets
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That is an example, I have seen someone does that in the same neighborhood.
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Maybe this guy has a stack of unpaid tickets in his glove compartment Winking Face
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Etgarbaksis wrote: That is an example, I have seen someone does that in the same neighborhood.
If your tires touch the sidewalk or road, expect a ticket.
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My car is a small SUV, tires shouldn’t touch the road or sidewalk.
What will happen in the winter? Any idea?
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booblehead wrote: Maybe this guy has a stack of unpaid tickets in his glove compartment Winking Face
🤣 I hope not from this parking spot. , but I am trying to avoid that too! Just don’t want to get rid of my fun car, and still need my work car! Tried to tell my wife to take a bus, she wanted to kill me.
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Etgarbaksis wrote: Thank you for your reply.
And what about parking my card that way?
My bumpers will probably be out of the apron but my wheels will still be in the apron.
I would say you definitely do NOT want to be blocking the sidewalk at all. That will piss off the dog and stroller walkers, which will lead to complaints, which is how you get tickets.

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Sounds like you are extremely persistent in doing this regardless of what we have said.
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booblehead wrote: Sounds like you are extremely persistent in doing this regardless of what we have said.
I don’t see how I have a choice, will have to try.
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Looks trashy... should be an automatic tow.

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