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Toys for Tickets extended at City Hall payment centre

December 5 2014 -

The City of Kingston's Toys for Tickets program is being extended until Tuesday, Dec. 9 – so there is still time to pay for your parking ticket with a toy from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 216 Ontario St.

"If you are planning to pay your parking ticket with a toy, we could use more toys for infants and toddlers," says Brandi Timpson, supervisor, licensing and enforcement.

Toy payments will no longer be accepted at 1211 John Counter Blvd. after 4:30 p.m. today.

Parking tickets received between November 1 and December 9 – 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).

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

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

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