Letter: Support for permit parking

I support the permit parking on streets.  I live on Dundas Street East but am not able to park in front of my own home because of the 3-hour limit. Yet, many of my neighbours park for free on this stretch, taking the chance of the $30 ticket once every six months.

I pay for permit parking and park on the side street, but many times both streets near my home are full and I have to park two-and-a-half blocks away. This while a spot is available right near my home on Dundas Street. This is especially a hardship in the winter or when I have loads of groceries to bring in.

For people who do not pay for permit parking, take a look at the extra advantage:  in my area (south of Dundas, between Coxwell and Carlaw), you don’t have to pay for parking at any meter parking spots (assuming you support local businesses and need to park there).

David Nicholls

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