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New Tecumseth revs up for annual Toys for Tickets campaign

Toys are shown in this file image. Toys are shown in this file image.

The Town of New Tecumseth is running its annual Toys for Tickets program.

From November 29 to December 8, New Tecumseth's town office is accepting toys or gift certificates as payment for your parking ticket.

“Through this campaign, we are able to come together to help each other and those in need while also building awareness about parking restrictions while embracing community spirit and helping those in need,” said New Tecumseth Mayor Richard Norcross.

Those who receive parking tickets are encouraged to purchase a toy and bring it in its original packaging along with the receipt to the Administration Centre that is of equal or greater value of the parking ticket.

Parking tickets issued between Wednesday, and up to and including those issued on

November 28, are eligible to be redeemed during the Toys for Tickets campaign at New Tecumseth Administration Centre, 10 Wellington St. E., Alliston Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

In 2022, a total of 58 toys and two gift cards were collected as payment for 35 parking tickets valued at $1,280.

Accessible parking space and fire route violations are not eligible to participate.

Toys collected throughout this year’s Toys for Tickets campaign will be distributed to youth in our community through the local Lions Club's Christmas Hamper program as well as My Sister’s Place.

In addition to its annual Toys for Tickets campaign, overnight parking by-laws (no parking on streets between 2 a.m. to 7 a.m.) will not be enforced over the holidays between December 15 to midnight on Monday, January 1.

“We want our residents and visitors to enjoy family, friends, company, and community safely and responsibly over the holiday season. If we do get inclement weather during this time, we ask our residents and visitors to please consider the needs of our snowplows,” Norcross said. Top Stories

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