Toys for Tickets Returns

Let your parking ticket make the holiday season a little brighter for a child in our community. On Thursday, Dec.1, Friday, Dec. 2 and Monday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., toys can be donated, in lieu of money, as payment for parking tickets received between Nov. 1 and Dec. 3, 2022— excluding those received for unauthorized parking in an accessible space.  

"We urge everyone with an eligible ticket to take this opportunity to donate a toy,” says Dan Hazell, Supervisor of Enforcement Services. “Your donation will directly benefit a child in our community.”  

Toys can be donated at one of the following locations: 

  • City Hall Payment Centre, 216 Ontario Street. Accepts both toys and money for ticket payments. 

  • 1211 John Counter Boulevard. Accepts only toys as payment, no credit or debit services available. 

Only new and unopened toys will be accepted. Recommended items include games, cars, dolls and stuffed toys that are suitable for children aged 0 to 12-years-old. Anything requiring batteries or promoting violence will not be accepted. The value of the toy should be equal to, or greater than, the value of the ticket received. Receipts must be provided when donating.  

Participating in Toys for Tickets is optional, and drivers can choose to pay their parking fines online at  

Since 2005, Toys for Tickets has collected more than 3,600 toys for Kingston children. The toys are delivered to a local toy drive in time to be distributed to children in need over the holidays. 

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