If you're lucky enough to find a spot in the first place, there are a million obstacles to look out for, and you'll inevitably be greeted with a parking ticket on your windshield when you get back.
A website called Park In Toronto has every street mapped out, with the amount and total value of tickets handed out in every single part of the city at any given time.
The website also has a list of the worst addresses and streets for parking tickets across the city, and the findings will definitely surprise you. According to recent data, there are roughly 6,000 parking tickets handed out in Toronto every single day.
- 2075 Bayview Avenue, Sunnybrook Hospital: 49,888 tickets
- 1750 Finch Avenue East, Seneca College Newnham Campus: 39,792 tickets
- 20 Edward Street, Downtown Toronto: 31,357 tickets
- 25 The West Mall, Sherway Gardens - 20,231 Tickets
- 60 Bloor Street West, Yonge and Bloor - 14,878 tickets
- 70 York Street, HSBC Bank Canada - 14,351 tickets
- 25 St. Mary Street, Briarlane Apartments - 12,682 tickets
- 200 Elizabeth Street, University Health Network - 12,100 tickets
- 2 Cooper Street, Queens Quay - 12,006 tickets
- 225 King Street West, Sun Life Financial - 11,868 tickets
The website even ranks the most offensive spots on downtown streets like King Street West. It also breaks down the top parking infractions and the fine amount associated with each one.
For example, parking within three metres of a fire hydrant was at the top of the list, and the fine is $100.
Park In Toronto bases their information on five year's worth of data, gathered from 2008 to 2012. Since then, the amount of parking tickets issued in these areas have skyrocketed even further. In 2015 alone, the total value of tickets issued at Sunnybrook Hospital was $274,000.
Toronto may give out the most parking tickets in Canada, but they aren't the most expensive in the country. Winnipeg hands out the priciest parking tickets, averaging at $86 a ticket.
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