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Toys for Tickets collects 305 toys

December 12, 2016 -

This year's Toys for Tickets campaign collected 305 toys representing $3,555 in parking fines waived by the City of Kingston. This surpasses last year's number of toys collected by 13 percent.

"I am grateful to all the people who took the time and put in a great amount of thought in picking out the beautiful variety of toys we saw during this year's Toys for Tickets program. You have succeeded in putting a smile on a child's face this Christmas and it couldn't be more heartwarming," says Brandi Timpson, supervisor, enforcement.

During the campaign, which ran from Nov. 1 to Dec. 9, Kingston motorists had the option to pay their parking tickets with new, unwrapped toys equal to or greater than the amount of the fine.

The toys, now under the tree at City Hall's Payment Centre, will be distributed to children over the holidays.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 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. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality - - ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future. 

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.