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Since 2008, this silent yellow menace has been creeping up on unsuspecting drivers and taking some serious cash out of their pockets. If you’re in Toronto, you better keep an eye out for a particularly costly…fire hydrant.

Located at 393 University Ave., the cheery-looking hydrant has raked in $289,620 in fines over the past six years, according to the Canadian Press.

Here’s why it’s such a golden egg for the city:

  1. The hydrant is super far away from the curb and is situated in the middle of a sidewalk. Seriously, who looks there for a hydrant?
  2. There’s no clear marking on the street that says that spot is a no-go.
  3. It’s located near a busy downtown courthouse and several hospitals.

Need we say more?

So, how many tickets had to have been issued to people parking in that unfaithful spot? 2,962 to be exact.

Oh, and let’s not forget that back in 2008, the city of Toronto raised the fine for parking within three metres of a fire hydrant from $30 to $100. All we have to say is ka-ching!

 

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