Summary Convictions Court
CONTESTING A TICKET
If you would like to contest your parking ticket, you may do so by taking it to the Summary Convictions
Court located at 373 Broadway between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except holidays. You
may plead either not guilty or guilty with an explanation.
The Summary Convictions Court is not compelled or required to consider the early
payment option. The discounted fine is an option provided by the City for early voluntary
When you appear at Summary Convictions Court (373 Broadway) you must:
Have your ticket already stamped by the Parking Authority (495 Portage Ave)
Appear within 15 days of the ticket being issued
Have proper identification
If you are not the registered owner, you will need authorization from the registered owner to deal with
Copies of photos taken by a patrol officer and your electronic file will be provided to the Court.
Guilty With an Explanation
You will be required to appear before a Judicial Justice of the Peace at the Summary Convictions
Court. You must plead guilty to the offence and then you may provide your explanation as to why you
committed the offence. The Judicial Justice of the Peace will review the photos of the offence and your
electronic file prior to making their decision. They may rule in the following way:
• The full fine amount is owed
• The full fine amount may be reduced
Pleading Guilty with an Explanation is an admission you committed the offence. If the Judicial Justice of
the Peace chooses to reduce your fine, you are still considered guilty of the offence.
If you plead "Not Guilty" to the offence the Summary Convictions Court will schedule a trial date. At this
point responsibility for prosecution of the offence rests with the Provincial Crown Attorney's office. The
Crown Attorney is provided with a complete copy of your electronic file, including your past history (if any)
and copies of the photos of the offence taken by the Parking Compliance Officer. The Officer who issued
the Parking Offence Notice will appear as a witness on behalf of the prosecution. The presiding Justice will
allow you to plead your case and enter any relevant evidence. Once a trial date has been set, you may no
longer communicate with the Parking Authority. If you wish to change your plea from Not Guilty to Guilty
you must do this with the Court office and appear before a Judicial Justice of the Peace.
Authorized Registered Owner
If you wish to plead not guilty or guilty to the charge, the registered owner is required to appear before a
Justice at 373 Broadway. The registered owner may give written authorization (Court form 20138) for
another person to appear on their behalf. Upon request, Court form 20138 will be provided to you. If the
registered owner of the vehicle is a business, then written consent is required with proof of the title and
position of the person signing on behalf of the business. Proof of ownership must be provided to the
Courts. The registered owner remains responsible for any penalty that may be assessed by the Justice.