Saturday, August 06, 2005

Taste of the Toronto Parking Authority

So I decided to go to the Taste of the Danforth. Big Al calls me up and is like "Come on Down!!!" In typical "Price is Right" fashion.

And for all of you who dont live in, or near, the GTA, Taste of the Danforth is sort of a mishmash of ethnic yum booths, in Greek Town....however, that really doesnt explain it, so if you're interested go read the link.

Anyway, we're there, and had some serious greek food while taking in the sights. And then I get back to Big Al's place, hang out for a couple of hours, and get ready to take off. I get to my car, and believe it or not, there's a 30$ parking ticket. THRITY DOLLARS. Needless to say I was extremely aggitated.

When you go to T.O.....the general rule, in parking, is that if you're staying at someone's apartment, they have to let you inside to park, you just cant park in someone's apartment building, it's gated entry. There's NO way to get into an underground parking lot unless the person who lives there, lets you in.

So I get a ticket in an underground lot when the rule *according to Al* is, only call in your guests license plate if they're staying overnight. I, on the other hand, was there for 45 mintues, and got a parking ticket. AND of course, cant renew my plates unless I pay my ticket.

I hate the Toronto parking authority.


petrow said...

you need to let "the man" have it sweetie, no way should this be allowed, when I come down , we'll picket in front of this apartment and tie ourselves to the door. "HELL NO WE WON'T GO, HELL NO WE WON'T GO!!!!!!!"

Jennifer said...

Hey, are you sure it was a TPA ticket? If it was a private ticket on private property then you can get away with not paying. If it's the parking authority then you will have to pay - and don't listen to Big Al next time when it comes to parking.

Nuclear Beaver said...

I hate the Toronto Parking Authority too. Last time I drove to downtown TO, my car got freaking towed. The no parking sign was completely plastered with signs and flyers so I didn't see it and I had the pleasure of paying $150 to get my car back. I had a friend tell me to report my car stolen next time because they can't actually *MAKE* you pay the $150 to get it back. I ... don't know about that, and I no longer take my car downtown. Fuck it, I take the Go train.

Stewie said...

what a bunch of whinny babies, it's always someone else's fault. READ THE SIGNS AND CHECK THE RATES, the TPA does not tag or tow on the street, and the only time they tag in the lots, and rarely do they if someone parks in a disabled spot or blocks someone in, don't like our city, stay home