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Monday, September 01, 2014


This came from the Toronto Star this morning.


A fire hydrant at 393 University Ave. has brought in more parking ticket revenue (since 2008) than any other hydrant in Toronto -- $289,620 on 2,962 violations, according to an August Toronto Star report. While hydrants are usually located at curbside to facilitate fire-engine access, the one at 393 University Ave. was placed about 20 feet from the curb, in the middle of a sidewalk, and obscured by a tree in a planter about 8 feet long. (Nonetheless, the law's wording treats the hydrant, for illegal-parking and revenue-earning purposes, as if it were curbside.)


In all that time not one single person has been able to successfully beat the ticket.  To the city fathers and the local courts the fines are chiseled in stone.


Woe be the unsuspecting parker!