Published on November 15, 2023

2023 Toys For Tickets Campaign

Turn your parking infractions into holiday cheer – St. Albert’s Toys for Tickets is back this year. 

If you receive a parking ticket between November 15 - 30, 2023, the City’s Municipal Enforcement Services will accept alternative payment with a festive flair - a new unwrapped toy for less fortunate families in our community.

“This is one small way we can help families in our community this holiday season by making gifts possible for children who may go without them this year,” says Garnet Melnyk, a supervisor with the city’s Municipal Enforcement Services department.

Toys received will be donated to the Fill-A-Bus campaign led by St. Albert Transit and Diversified Transportation, as part of the Kinette Club of St. Albert’s Christmas Hamper Campaign. Last year’s campaign saw tickets paid with 61 toys valued at approximately $1,340.

And, you don’t even need to have a parking ticket to take part. 

“It’s a great cause that makes a positive impact in our community, so we often have residents donate toys simply because they want to,” adds Melnyk.  

The initiative has been running in St. Albert since 2009.

Toys for Tickets details

  • Applies to eligible tickets issued between November 15 and November 30, 2023.  Eligible tickets will be issued with a Toys for Tickets notification providing information about the opportunity. 
  • The ticket must be paid with a toy within the early payment date range to be eligible.  
  • Toys must be new, age appropriate (newborn to 16 years), and in original packaging.  
  • The value of the toy must equal or exceed $25 and a receipt must be presented at the time of payment.  

Drop-Off Location:

St. Albert RCMP Detachment (Maloney Place)
96 Bellerose Drive
November 15 to December 7, 2023
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

No appointment is necessary to drop off your toy. Place it (along with the receipt and your ticket attached), in the designated bin located in the front entrance of the St. Albert RCMP detachment.  


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Last edited: November 15, 2023