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Toys for Tickets is coming back to Oshawa

The City of Oshawa announced yesterday that its Toys for Tickets program has returned for the holiday season.

Motorists who receive a parking ticket under $100 between November 19 and December 3 (inclusive) will have the opportunity to donate a new toy in lieu of payment, the city said in a statement.

Residents wishing to participate in the program can pay their eligible parking ticket from December 2 to 4, online at

Additionally, during business hours on December 2 and December 4, Service Oshawa will accept new unwrapped toys (accompanied by a cash register receipt indicating the value of the toy) in lieu of “payment”. Toys will be accepted for children aged newborn to the age of 18 and the value of the toy must equal or exceed the amount owing on the parking ticket, the city said.

Service Oshawa, located on the first floor of City Hall at 50 Centre Street South, will be open Saturday, December 2 from 9 am to 1 pm and Monday, December 4 from 8 am to 6 pm, to accept toy donations. Service Oshawa is not open on Sundays.

All contributions will go to the Durham Regional Police Services Food and Toy Drive, delivering toys to families in need this winter.

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