A G20 parking tip

Security fences line the intersection of Simcoe Street and Bremner Boulevard. (Adrien Veczan/Canadian Press)

By Dale Boyer, G20 citizen blogger

daleboyer52.jpgMercer Street is located only one block north of the fence. Normally this street is lined with motorcycles and scooters, all lovingly parked there as a safe haven from busy traffic. I am familiar with the two-wheelers there as I often play the "if I owned a motorcycle it would be this one" game as I walk along Mercer.

Today I played a different game, today I played the "what is the most unlikely car to be a government car" game.

Basically, Mercer Street has been taken over by everyday average cars parked with a yellow sign in the front window stating this was a government vehicle. Really? A Mini is a government vehicle? A Dodge Neon with a baby seat in the back is a government vehicle?

As I sat outside eating a snack I watched a ticket officer walk all the way down the street not issuing one ticket to these blessed cars. If you are reading this and are lucky enough to have one of those cool yellow parking plaques, you should park on Mercer Street -- everyone else is.