I was in Toronto recently for two functions in one night. The first was a quick drop in which resulted in m getting a parking ticket. Thanks fully, Metropolitan Toronto has elected to let you do a not guilty plea via the internet, so here's what I sent them...
"I do not live in Toronto (I live two hours north of your city). I had to drive to Toronto to briefly attend a function of the charity I volunteer for, Hope Air, held at the Royal Canadian Military Institute at 426 University Avenue. I parked my car and went to the machine to pay for parking and retrieve a ticket. However, it cancelled my attempt. i knew my credit card worked, so tried again. No Luck. So I decided to try with a different card. Once again it cancelled my attempt. I then actually tried with a third credit card (I should point out that each of these cards works) and once again received a cancellation note in the machine. Not being familiar with your city's parking standards, I therefore assumed there must a no-charge segment during evening hours (this was past 6:30pm), closed my car and entered the building. 20 minutes later I came out to leave and found the parking infraction ticket on my window. Now, I do no think it is fair to ticket me when i made three legitimate attempts to pay for parking but the equipment was obviously not working. Consequently, I do not believe my request to have this ticket dismissed is unreasonable."
Stay tuned to discover, along with me, if it's right to receive a parking ticket when the machine that allows you to pay for parking will not function!
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