York issuing illegal parking tickets, says Toronto city councillor

September 4, 2009

A Toronto politician warns that the city may take York University to court if it continues to issue parking tickets, a practice the councillor says is illegal as only the city can distribute fines. The university stands by its policy to hand out parking fines on its own property. One of York's ways of forcing payment is to withhold transcripts from students who have not paid their tickets. In July, the University of British Columbia appealed a court decision that found it was unlawfully issuing parking fines. CBC