Police campaign aims to ease congestion in east end
A car is towed on Queen Street East as part of Operation Clear Sailing on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.
Published Monday, October 15, 2012 6:12AM EDT
Last Updated Monday, October 15, 2012 7:38AM EDT
Toronto police are kicking off a two-week enforcement campaign to ease traffic congestion in part of the city’s east end.
The crackdown, dubbed Operation Clear Sailing, focuses on major routes in 55 Division, which covers an area from the Don Valley Parkway to Victoria Park Avenue, south of Danforth Avenue.
Between Monday and Oct. 26, officers from 55 Division and the parking enforcement unit will be targeting illegally parked vehicle in no stopping zones and other motorists who interfere with the flow of traffic.
A zero tolerance tag-and-tow policy is in effect on rush hour routes, police said.
Rush hour routes are in effect Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., in designated areas.
This year, police have conducted similar campaigns in downtown Toronto.
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