Do parking laws not apply to the people who are meant to enforce them?

On a day when CTV News is reporting that parking enforcement officers were parking their cruiser in the disabled spot at a Tim Horton’s, UrbanToronto has photos of parking enforcement officers parking illegally so that they could hand out tickets to other people doing the same thing.

The following were shot on Tuesday, August 24.

3:58 PM, Peter Street north of King

4:40 PM, Church Street north of Isabella

Same spot, just proving no-one is in the car

On a previous evening I came across a parking enforcement officer handing out tickets on Temperance Street. He was parked illegally, and I challenged him on it. He answered “Well, where am I supposed to park?” Isn’t that the same question that lots of Torontonians ask themselves? Most manage to find a legal spot.