Toronto parking app helps drivers identify ticket hot spots
Sunnybrook Hospital tops 2012 list with nearly 50,000 tickets handed out
A new app created by a Toronto web developer has compiled over 14 million parking tickets from recent years to identify hot spots for those trying to cheat the meter.
Darek Kowalski compiled data from between 2008 and 2012 to "calculate probabilities and advise people on where to park and where to avoid."
Avoid, that is if you're thinking about not paying for street parking.
"You don't want to go there on a Monday," said Kowalski, pointing to a graph for one Front Street address listed on his app ParkinToronto.com.
The statistics also show that tickets handed out along Yonge Street generate nearly $22 million a year on average for the city. In 2012 enforcement officers at Sunnybrook Hospital wrote up nearly 50,000 tickets — the most of any location.
The CBC’s Stephanie Matteis reports.