City may double rush hour parking fines
Toronto city councillors are considering a motion that would more than double rush hour parking fines as a way to fight gridlock.
The anti-congestion motion would raise the fine for stopping or parking illegally during rush hour to $150 from $60.
It's part of a plan to tackle gridlock in the downtown core during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Rush hour is considered to be between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Council may also raise the fine for blocking bike lane to $150 from $60.
Earlier this year, Coun. Josh Matlow suggested a $500 fine for "road hogs" who park cars in traffic lanes while running errands.