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Pay for parking tickets with toys on December 4 and 5

November 24, 2014 -

Got a parking ticket?  Pay for it with a toy on December 4 and 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. or at 1211 John Counter Blvd.  (only toy payments can be made at this location as no cash or credit can be accepted).

The Toys for Tickets effort has collected more than 2000 toys for Kingston children in need since it began in 2005.

"Pay for a parking ticket with a toy you know a child will enjoy. It's a happier way to pay," says Brandi Timpson, Supervisor, Licensing & Enforcement, who hopes even more people will choose to pay with toys this year.

Parking tickets received between November 1 and December 5 – excluding tickets for unauthorized parking in an accessible parking space – can be paid for with a new unwrapped toy of a value equal to or greater than the amount of the ticket (include a receipt with the toy). Recommended gifts include: Games, cars, trucks, dolls and stuffed toys. (Please avoid donating toys needing batteries and toys which promote violence).

The toys are delivered to a local toy drive in time to be distributed to children over the holidays.

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The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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