The annual Toys For Tickets campaign begins today in Orillia. Between now and December 1, the city will allow anyone who gets a parking ticket to pay the fine by donating a new toy of equal or greater value – the only exception are tickets for accessible parking violations. More than $28,000 dollars in toys have been donated to local charities since this began in 2006. “The Orillia community has always been extremely supportive of the Toys for Tickets campaign. For over a decade, Orillians have turned what can be an unpleasant situation into a happy one by transforming parking tickets into toys for children in need. For that, we say thank you,” said Mayor Steve Clarke. To donate, take your parking ticket, along with an unwrapped toy in its original packaging and proof of purchase, to the Treasury Department on the first floor of the Orillia City Centre during regular business hours by Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. Toys collected will be donated to the local chapter of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.