MAYOR JOHN TORY’S WAR ON GRIDLOCK PROGRESS REPORT: 962 CARS/TRUCKS TOWED; 5,806 TICKETED

TOWED2It appears that Mayor JOHN TORY is winning the gridlock war so far. Since his blitz on rush hour lane blockers began three weeks ago, tow truck drivers and police have been busier than ever before. So much so, that the program has been expanded from downtown to midtown.  Out-of-province drivers are next on the mayor’s list. “No more thumbing of the nose at the laws by people with out-of-province plates,” he said. “A tow truck awaits them if they keep parking where they shouldn’t, just like everybody else.”

TOWED1Penalties: drivers who would normally face a $150 parking ticket could now have to pay up to $230 to get their vehicle back, and delivery truck drivers may be charged up to $1,000.  <PHOTO – Dave Thomas/Toronto Sun/January 26>