Hospitals and institutions attract more than their share of Toronto’s parking tickets, city data shows.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre’s Bayview site was the leading location for tickets written in 2010, with 13,240 tickets, or about 36 a day.
The immediate area around Toronto East General Hospital has four spots where more than 500 tickets were written last year. The area around St. Joseph’s Hospital has nine. There are also ticket hot spots near North York General Hospital, Toronto Western, St. Michael’s and Scarborough Grace. Of the top 50 locations where tickets were written last year, nine are near hospitals.
“It’s a challenge on a campus this size, when you have 10,000 vehicles coming and going every day,” explains Sunnybrook spokesperson Craig Duhamel. “People sometimes have other things on their minds, and get into a situation where they get a parking ticket, but we have to keep the ambulance zones clear.”
Sunnybrook has added valet parking and a 700-car lot to deal with parking issues at the site, he said.
The Distillery District and theatre district attract parking enforcement, as does the Greektown stretch of the Danforth. Ryerson and the downtown University of Toronto campus are peppered with hot spots. There are five around the Old City Hall court complex.
Officials wrote about 2.8 million tickets last year. Data was released to globalnews.ca by the City of Toronto under access-to-information laws.
The downtown core generally attracts the bulk of tickets, followed by clusters at Yonge and Eglinton and Yonge and Sheppard.
Scroll down for a top 50 list of ticket hot spots.
Interactive map: Locations with 500 or more parking tickets in 2010
Top 50 locations for 2010 parking tickets
|1||2075 BAYVIEW AVE||13240||Sunnybrook|
|2||1750 FINCH AVE E||9887||Seneca College|
|3||20 EDWARD ST||6947||World’s Biggest Bookstore|
|4||941 PROGRESS AVE||4259||Centennial College|
|5||25 THE WEST MALL||3591||Sherway Gardens, also Trillum Health Centre|
|6||4001 LESLIE ST||3502||North York General|
|7||40 ORCHARD VIEW BLVD||3179||Near Yonge and Eglinton|
|8||2 COOPER ST||2995||Queen’s Quay LCBO|
|9||25 ST MARY ST||2883||Bay and Charles-ish. St. Michael’s College.|
|10||70 YORK ST||2762||York and Wellington|
|11||2181 YONGE ST||2756||Near Yonge and EglintonEglinton Station.|
|12||130 ELIZABETH ST||2547||Dundas/Elizabeth. Near bus terminal.|
|13||200 ELIZABETH ST||2469||Dundas/Elizabeth. Near bus terminal.|
|14||348 DANFORTH AVE||2446||Greektown|
|15||15 DEVONSHIRE PL||2418||U of T|
|16||225 KING ST W||2342||Metro Hall, Roy Thompson Hall|
|17||58 MARINE PARADE DR||2233||Etobicoke lakeshore condos|
|18||840 COXWELL AVE||2216||Toronto East General|
|19||110 ELM ST||2205||Sick Kids|
|20||15 ASQUITH AVE||2151||Toronto Reference Library|
|21||74 VICTORIA ST||2060||Passport office|
|22||60 GROSVENOR ST||2058||Women’s College|
|23||150 YORK ST||1997||Near York and Adelaide|
|24||2 JAMES ST||1979||Old City Hall|
|25||25 LEONARD AVE||1971||Toronto Western|
|26||1 GRENVIEW BLVD N||1868||Kingsway retail strip|
|27||15 BREADALBANE ST||1852||Bay St condo canyons|
|28||200 KING ST E||1852||St Lawrence Market|
|29||55 CENTRE AVE||1849||University/Dundas|
|30||33 ELMHURST AVE||1846||Yonge/Sheppard|
|31||30 GRAND TRUNK CRES||1807||Not far from the ACC|
|32||JAMES ST N/O QUEEN ST W||1794||Old City Hall|
|33||700 HUMBERWOOD BLVD||1723||Condos near Rexdale/427|
|34||160 MUTUAL ST||1709||Ryerson|
|35||15 TOBERMORY DR||1692||Apartment building near Jane/Finch Mall|
|36||100 KING ST W||1684||King/Bay|
|37||2300 YONGE ST||1679||Near Yonge and Eglinton|
|38||40 COLLEGE ST||1630||Police headquarters|
|39||20 EGLINTON AVE W||1619||Near Yonge and EglintonEglinton Station.|
|40||70 MILL ST||1599||Distillery District|
|41||31 ALEXANDER ST||1587||Near Church/Carlton|
|42||55 MAITLAND ST||1567||Near Church/Carlton|
|43||55 TOWN CENTRE CRT||1554||Scarborough Town Centre|
|44||111 ELIZABETH ST||1536||City Hall|
|45||40 GERRARD ST E||1535||Ryerson|
|46||23 HOLLYWOOD AVE||1532||Yonge/Sheppard|
|47||25 BEDFORD RD||1522||Near St. George Station|
|48||39 SUNNYSIDE AVE||1521||St. Joseph’s Hospital|
|49||244 VICTORIA ST||1517||Yonge/Queen, near St. Michael’s Hospital and other sites|
|50||30 BOND ST||1514||St. Michael’s Hospital|