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Toronto police to resume regular enforcement of on-street parking regulations starting Monday

Last Updated Jun 11, 2021 at 1:51 pm EDT

A parking ticket placed on the windshield of a car in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Boris Spremo

The gradual reopening of the economy doesn’t just mean shopping, brunches, and patio beers. It will also signal the return of some dreaded parking tickets.

Toronto police say starting Monday at 12:01 a.m. it will resume routine enforcement of on-street parking regulations that were mercifully put on hold during the heights of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a release, police said traffic volume is steadily increasing as Ontario enters Step One of its reopening roadmap.

“Enforcement will include overtime violations such as three-hour by-law and posted time limits, residential on-street permit violations, residential change-over parking regulations, and on-street pay and display violations,” police said.

“As businesses and services reopen, the enforcement of these regulations will ensure the safe and orderly flow of traffic, increase parking space availability and provide emergency vehicle access.”

Translation: The free ride is over.