Interactive map: Hospitals are parking ticket hot spots

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.”

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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 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

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Top 50 locations for 2010 parking tickets

12075 BAYVIEW AVE13240Sunnybrook
21750 FINCH AVE E9887Seneca College
320 EDWARD ST6947World’s Biggest Bookstore
4941 PROGRESS AVE4259Centennial College
525 THE WEST MALL3591Sherway Gardens, also Trillum Health Centre
64001 LESLIE ST3502North York General
740 ORCHARD VIEW BLVD3179Near Yonge and Eglinton
82 COOPER ST2995Queen’s Quay LCBO
925 ST MARY ST2883Bay and Charles-ish. St. Michael’s College.
1070 YORK ST2762York and Wellington
112181 YONGE ST2756Near Yonge and EglintonEglinton Station.
12130 ELIZABETH ST2547Dundas/Elizabeth. Near bus terminal.
13200 ELIZABETH ST2469Dundas/Elizabeth. Near bus terminal.
14348 DANFORTH AVE2446Greektown
1515 DEVONSHIRE PL2418U of T
16225 KING ST W2342Metro Hall, Roy Thompson Hall
1758 MARINE PARADE DR2233Etobicoke lakeshore condos
18840 COXWELL AVE2216Toronto East General
19110 ELM ST2205Sick Kids
2015 ASQUITH AVE2151Toronto Reference Library
2174 VICTORIA ST2060Passport office
2260 GROSVENOR ST2058Women’s College
23150 YORK ST1997Near York and Adelaide
242 JAMES ST1979Old City Hall
2525 LEONARD AVE1971Toronto Western
261 GRENVIEW BLVD N1868Kingsway retail strip
2715 BREADALBANE ST1852Bay St condo canyons
28200 KING ST E1852St Lawrence Market
2955 CENTRE AVE1849University/Dundas
3033 ELMHURST AVE1846Yonge/Sheppard
3130 GRAND TRUNK CRES1807Not far from the ACC
32JAMES ST N/O QUEEN ST W1794Old City Hall
33700 HUMBERWOOD BLVD1723Condos near Rexdale/427
34160 MUTUAL ST1709Ryerson
3515 TOBERMORY DR1692Apartment building near Jane/Finch Mall
36100 KING ST W1684King/Bay
372300 YONGE ST1679Near Yonge and Eglinton
3840 COLLEGE ST1630Police headquarters
3920 EGLINTON AVE W1619Near Yonge and EglintonEglinton Station.
4070 MILL ST1599Distillery District
4131 ALEXANDER ST1587Near Church/Carlton
4255 MAITLAND ST1567Near Church/Carlton
4355 TOWN CENTRE CRT1554Scarborough Town Centre
44111 ELIZABETH ST1536City Hall
4540 GERRARD ST E1535Ryerson
4623 HOLLYWOOD AVE1532Yonge/Sheppard
4725 BEDFORD RD1522Near St. George Station
4839 SUNNYSIDE AVE1521St. Joseph’s Hospital
49244 VICTORIA ST1517Yonge/Queen, near St. Michael’s Hospital and other sites
5030 BOND ST1514St. Michael’s Hospital