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Parking passes promote tourism, economic development in Tiny

Dear Editor:

I have been coming to Midland, Tiny Township and Wasaga Beach for over a month now — and also since I was a small child — and I am really ticked off about the parking restrictions in Tiny Township.

It used to be that  I as a Muskoka resident would buy a beach parking permit for the entire season from May 15 until September 15 in Tiny Township.

Now this is not available to me, but only to property owners who reside in Midland, Penetang, Tay and Springwater.

The yellow signs on Tiny Beaches Road are confusing. I am told by the bylaw department at Tiny that  no one is allowed to park on side streets.

Whoever pushed these current rules through council should have their heads examined. Tourists spend money in your area and contribute to the success of your businesses.

I spend money on food and gas and last time I did an oil change on my car.

Multiply this by 1,000 or many more people and there is a good chunk of change that could go to the small business people.

By the way, the Ukrainian pierogies from the variety store were delicious!

In the longrun, Tiny will turn off a lot of people from coming back.

Whatever revenue you expect to get from issuing $60 parking tickets every three hours will not offset the amount of tourist dollars you could be getting should people not come back.

Where I go shopping in Bracebridge there are no parking fees and they have removed the heads off the parking meters! Bracebridge realizes it desperately needs tourist dollars.

I think business people and residents in your area should demand that council reverses its parking policies and even has free parking.

We are supposed to be proud of living in a democracy and yet a few people seem to now control who parks where.

The beaches should be able to be enjoyed by everyone not just those people who can afford meter parking.

 

Carol Pershyn, Baysville

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Posted by on Jun 14 2017. Filed under District News, Letters. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Comment for “Parking passes promote tourism, economic development in Tiny”

  1. decee

    Who wrote these rules? Probably a politician looking for money to buy local votes.

    It worked for Wynne

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