This is the first time in my life where I have experienced this type of infraction and I'm not sure if this is worth fighting or not. Is this something I should be fighting? If i pleaded ignorance, would they potentially reduce the fine? Please let me know your thoughts on how I should proceed because $450 for a ticket is quite excessive.
Option 2 is generally the way to go here, you can get the fine heavily reduced most likely around $100 in the City of Toronto. It can get further reduced by a JP if you can show financial difficulty.
I will definitely fight the charge and try to get it reduced. Thank you!