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What to do if your car is towed in Toronto

01/05/2015 07:23 EST | Updated 03/07/2015 05:59 EST
Today the Toronto police have stepped up their campaign against illegally parked cars in the downtown core. The move is aimed at clearing congestion on city streets clogged during rush hour.

Here's what to do if you suspect your car has been towed:

The Toronto police have provided the following information, telling drivers what to do if they suspect their vehicle has been towed:

- Call the Toronto Police Service non-emergency line at 416-808-2222, press 4, then press 2, which will put you in contact with the communications dispatcher.

- Have the correct vehicle licence plate number and your vehicle's last known location available.

- The dispatcher will advise you if your car has been impounded or relocated, as well as the vehicle's current location.


Once you have determined that your vehicle has been impounded, call the appropriate towing company right away to make arrangements to retrieve it. Remember that storage fees continue to accrue, so attend the impound facility as quickly as possible.

The storage day is 24 hours from the time the vehicle arrives at the pound. Twenty-five per cent of the 24-hour storage fee is chargeable for each of the first four hours, which shall include any part of an hour. One hour is payable as soon as the vehicle arrives at the pound.

The hourly rate and minimum rate will reapply at the conclusion of each 24-hour period. Here are how the city's police divisions break down by towing district:

1 District = Divisions 11, 12, 13, 14, and 53 - west of Yonge Street, north of Bloor Street West and south of Lawrence Avenue West.
2 District = Divisions 22, 23.
3 District = Divisions 31, 32, 33, and 53 - east of Yonge Street, north of Bloor Street East and south of Lawrence Avenue East.
4 District = Divisions 41, 42, 43, 54.
5 District = Divisions 51, 52, 55.


District 1:

JP Towing
11 Glen Scarlett Road
Toronto, M6N 1P5
Tel: 416-203-9300
Fax: 416-203-9303
www.jptowing.com

Towing fee is $160 and the storage fee is $70.
 

District 2:

Bill and Son Towing
15 Atomic Avenue
Toronto, M8Z 5K8
Tel: 416-622-2222
Fax: 416-622-3584
billandsontowing@hotmail.com

Towing fee is $150 and the storage fee is $71.

District 3:

Abrams Towing
124 Le Page Court
Toronto, M3J 1Z9
Tel: 416-398-2500
Fax: 416-633-4498
www.abrams.ca

Towing fee is $164.90 and the storage fee is $65.

District 4:

Williams Towing
2671 Markham Road
Toronto, M1X 1M4
Tel: 416-299-8383
Fax: 416-299-9698
www.williamstowing.ca

Towing fee is $149 and the storage fee is $80.

District 5:

A Towing
185 Bartley Drive
Toronto, M4A 1E6
Tel: 416-656-4000
Fax: 416-690-7757
www.atowing.ca

Towing fee is $158 and the storage fee is $50.
 

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