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My Car is Missing

By Hans Looije

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Over 20 years ago, the BTRA was formed to address a common problem. Every evening, over 1000 patrons of the Greenwood racetrack would descend on our community to park for free on our local streets. With much local effort and the help of local councillors, a bylaw was passed to limit parking in the Triangle to one hour and to have ticketed vehicles subject to towing.

Now, despite the fact that the racetrack is gone, the bylaw is still enforced. As a result, many of us have had to drive down to the Eastern Avenue impound lot to retrieve guest’s cars that had been parked for longer than one hour. Is it not time to go back to the citywide three hour, no tow, parking standard that other local neighbourhoods enjoy?

The BTRA Board would appreciate your comments.