Archive for the ‘Parking’ Category

Parking in Ile-Bizard

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

live in Ile-Bizard and had my car parked overnight in front on my house. I have been living there for 20 years and never had any issues. Overnight summer parking is allowed.

My house is in a “T” intersection and the car parked right in front of my property. There are no signs or paint on the curb indicating “no parking” and never has. One night, the public security issued me a parking ticket stating I was parked illegally (CA280028  art 36.4) “at the head of a T intersection and issued me an $86 ticket.

Two things here. There are many T intersections in Montreal where houses are in the middle of that intersection. Are you telling me that these people can’t park there even if there no signs? The other thing was that the security office indicated the time as being 11:05 am when it was actually given at 11:05 pm. It should have been written 23h05.

Do I have any legitimate arguments for contesting this ticket?

Thank you,
Serge Day

Parking ticket infront of garage door

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Hi there,

So i got a parking ticket for 117$ for parking at 292 eleonor on march 24 2013. Basically I was parked in front of a garage door that many people park in front of and there is no no-parking sign posted on the door. It also says on the ticket they towed my car but it looks like they only pulled it 10 feet so that they could access the garage door.

what is the law regarding posting no parking signs? do i have a chance getting out of this?

thanks for your help.


Notice of a parking infraction by mail

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

I recieved a Notice of a parking infraction by mail. The infraction stated that on February 15th at 11:01pm my car was parked along a slope on St.Laurent blvd in Montreal, with out turning the front wheels towards the edge of the roadway.

The thing is, I & my car was nowhere near that area on February 15th at 11:01pm. As a matter of fact I rarely even drive to the Plateau area, That night I was visiting my mom in Ville St-laurent until 10pm and then drove directly home to my apartment in NDG. I really don’t understand how they can have my license plate & vehicle make when it’s impossible that I was at the scene. (more…)

parking on Atwater

Friday, February 8th, 2013

So im parking on Atwater and Lincoln streets yesterday afternoon in the minus 22 weather. This meter only has a max of 2 hour parking. So as im paying the 6 bucks for the 2 hours the machine keeps rejecting my loonies. I paid $4 with two twoonies but I couldnt pay the rest. I paid the meter at 4:14pm and got the ticket at 6:13pm. If id been able to have paid for the full 2 hours like I wanted I wouldnt have gotten the ticket. I was walking up the street and saw him giving the ticket  but by the time I got there he had left.

Just curious if you think its valid and how much the court fees and fines are if I lose the case. Although I suppose they might expect me to go get change if the loonies werent working but the machine automatically printed up the receipt while I was in the middle of trying to get my loonies to work. I guess it timed out and printed the receipt as is.
So another question is can I add money to the meter after Ive paid and gotten my receipt?

Towed Snow Removal

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Hey !

Im writing you today because my car has been towed on tuesday jannuary 22 2013 around 11 pm !
That day on my  way back home I noticed that I could not park because there were temporary signs (orange) which indicated no parking between 18h and 7h, so I went around the block to find a parking spot and I start driving up Durocher street which is parallel to Querbes Av. and I finally found a place up the street at the corner with Saint Roch. (more…)

Towed During Snow Removal

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam;

On the 27th of December , its the day that Montreal was struck by the Snow storm, I drove back from work around 2:15 pm and reached home at 3:00 pm and parked the car on the street (Decarie Blvd). I made sure that there was no signs for snow removal or anything like that. The only sign was there was for parking times. I woke up the next day and found that my car was towed and the orange signs were placed . (more…)

Parking Ticket – Vimont, Laval

Thursday, January 17th, 2013


I am contacting you due to a parking ticket I received today (Monday, December 17, 2012) in Vimont, Laval. I noticed that I received a parking ticket around 10:00pm as I walked to my car. The parking ticket totalled $131 and the reasoning was that I was parked in front of someone’s drive way (40$) and they needed to “tow” my car to get it out of the way ($75). When I got to my car, it was not in a different spot at all. I was definitely not in this person’s drive way or obstructing the driveway and there were no tire marks on the ground proving that my car was actually towed. I am extremely frustrated and furious and I want to contest the ticket but I am not sure if I will win or if I need representation.
Please let me know what you think.

Infraction notice by mail

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


I’m writing on behalf of my father-in-law who received an infraction notice by mail this week ( the week of 21 sept)

It says that his car was parked across our street at 13:38 on august 17th when the time not allowed was between 13:30 and 14:30. He never saw a ticket on his windshield.

Is it normal that he received an infraction notice by mail and not on his windshield? He doesn’t remember if he was parked there or not. What proof does the city have? Can we contest this?

Please let us know what you think.

Thanks, Melissa.

Parking ticket sent to US address months later

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


I’m in Montreal on a working permit and have my motorcycle with me.  Haven’t driven it this summer, so it’s been parked on the street near my apartment.
A week or so ago my parents received 10+ parking tickets in their mail for my bike dating months back.  Two were valid (parked elsewhere in the city) — they were accidentally thrown out by my room mate when he moved out, so I paid those immediately.  But for the rest, this is the first I knew of them; I check the bike nearly every day and haven’t seen a single ticket either on the bike on on the ground.  Nada.
The other evening, a police officer showed up at my door informing me fairly aggressively of the tickets.
I’d like to resolve this in a sane way.  If I had seen even just a single one of those tickets on my bike, I would have moved it immediately.  Being right next to St. Laurent, I imagine late-night bar refugees think it’s funny to rip tickets off.  10 times.  But to have months of tickets built up like this before I’m contacted in any way just doesn’t seem reasonable.
Anything to be done?  I have until Oct 1st to pay them — so I wasn’t given much time from notice to due-date.


Parking ticket without paying

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012


I never received a paper ticket on my car, but now, almost 9 months later, I got a $52 ticket in the mail, in Ontario, saying that I was at a parking meter without paying from 14:12 to 14:14 in December. I found my credit card receipt, which did show two parking meter charges, but not the times, so it’s possible there were two minutes where I was actually taking out the credit card to pay on the electronic meter. Is this worth contesting? I only have a few days left to pay, and I don’t know if I can still contest it.