Item - 2017.GM22.36

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on October 2, 2017 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by the Government Management Committee on September 25, 2017 and adopted without amendment. It will be considered by City Council on October 2, 2017.

GM22.36 - Request to Revise the Ontario Provincial Offences Act

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on October 2, 3 and 4, 2017, adopted the following:

 

1.  City Council direct the Director, Revenue Services to include information on parking tickets, on the City website and at parking tag operations counters to clearly state that monetary payment will not be accepted after 75 days.

Background Information (Committee)

(September 25, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Request to Revise the Ontario Provincial Offences Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-107160.pdf

Motions (City Council)

Motion to Adopt Item (Carried)

Adoption of Government Management Committee Recommendation 1.

 

1.  City Council direct the Director, Revenue Services to include information on parking tickets, on the City website and at parking tag operations counters to clearly state that monetary payment will not be accepted after 75 days.

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-04-2017 4:14 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - GM22.36 - Adoption of Government Management Committee Recommendation 1
Total members that voted Yes: 32 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak

Motion to Adopt Item (Lost)

Adoption of Government Management Committee Recommendation 2.

 

2. City Council request the Attorney General of Ontario to revise the Provincial Offences Act to eliminate the 75 day deadline to pay a parking fine to any given municipality.

Vote (Adopt Item) Oct-04-2017 4:16 PM

Result: Lost Majority Required - GM22.36 - Adoption of Government Management Committee Recommendation 2
Total members that voted Yes: 13 Members that voted Yes are Maria Augimeri, Christin Carmichael Greb, Janet Davis, Frank Di Giorgio, John Filion, Mary Fragedakis, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Cesar Palacio, Anthony Perruzza, David Shiner, John Tory
Total members that voted No: 19 Members that voted No are Paul Ainslie, Jon Burnside, Shelley Carroll, Gary Crawford, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Sarah Doucette, Michael Ford, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Chin Lee, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Gord Perks, Jaye Robinson, Neethan Shan, Michael Thompson, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that were Absent: 12 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Josh Colle, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Paula Fletcher, Mark Grimes, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Giorgio Mammoliti, James Pasternak

GM22.36 - Request to Revise the Ontario Provincial Offences Act

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Adopted
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Government Management Committee recommends that:

 

1.  City Council direct the Director, Revenue Services to include information on parking tickets, on the City website and at parking tag operations counters to clearly state that monetary payment will not be accepted after 75 days.

 

2. City Council request the Attorney General of Ontario to revise the Provincial Offences Act to eliminate the 75 day deadline to pay a parking fine to any given municipality.

Origin

(September 25, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 43, Scarborough East

Summary

The Provincial Offences Act prescribes the rules on ticket collection and the extra charges added to set fines. The Act sets a 75 day period in which to pay a parking ticket fine to the City of Toronto. 
 

This information is not currently specified on parking tickets, the City website, or at Parking Ticket counters because it is provided directly by mail to those individuals who do not pay a parking ticket 15 days after the date the ticket is issued.

 
The City website and the parking tickets do specify that failure to act will result in a conviction which carries additional fines and fees.

Background Information

(September 25, 2017) Letter from Councillor Paul Ainslie on Request to Revise the Ontario Provincial Offences Act
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2017/gm/bgrd/backgroundfile-107160.pdf

Motions

1 - Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)

2 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Paul Ainslie (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council