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Someone painted fake parking spaces on a Toronto street

Parking in The Beaches is notoriously difficult. It can be almost impossible to find and it's understandably frustrating.

To curb the problem, some residents took matters into their own hands and painted their own parking spaces

The two hand-painted parking spots sit on Balsam Ave., and they're now the only parking spaces with drawn lines on the street. 

While the city hasn't yet received any complaints about it, in an email to the Toronto Star, a city spokesperson confirmed that it's definitely not allowed.

The email said someone has to be caught in the act for there to be penalties, but if that did happen, bylaw officers can issue a set fine of $200, with a $40 surcharge.

Although whoever did this clearly broke some rules, the lack of parking in the area seems to be a real problem for residents. 

Some feel like whoever did this was just stepping in and doing what the city should've done a long time ago. 

Meanwhile, others think it was an unfair, entitled move. 

Although hand-made parking spots are against the rules, maybe the stunt will inspire the city to give residents what they want and draw some lines of their own. 


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