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    Toys For Tickets On December 8 & 9!

    The City of Oshawa is offering amnesty to motorists who receive parking tickets this festive season by providing the option of donating a new toy in lieu of payment on December 8th and 9th, 2011. The Toys for Tickets program is a great way to give back and assist families in need in our community. All toys will be donated to the Durham Regional Police Service Food and Toy Drive and distributed to children in need for the holidays.

    The program applies to parking tickets issued by the City of Oshawa between December 1 and December 9. Tickets issued for illegal parking in accessible spaces will not be eligible. Toys will be accepted for children from newborn to the age of 18. The value of the toy must equal or exceed the amount owing on the parking ticket.

    “Drivers will have the opportunity to ease their concern about getting a parking ticket by helping a local child at Christmas,” said Councillor Nancy Diamond, Chair, Corporate Services Committee. “Please think of that child’s smile on Christmas morning and help out by dropping off a new toy.”

    A new unwrapped toy with a supporting cash register receipt will be accepted as “payment” at Service Oshawa from December 8–9 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. for each eligible ticket presented. Service Oshawa is located on the first floor of City Hall at 50 Centre Street South.

    This will be the fifth year that the City of Oshawa is participating in the Toys for Tickets program. Last year, the City collected over $3,000 worth of toys for children in need. For more information, visit www.oshawa.ca or call 905-436-3311.