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Changes to Parking Enforcement

The University has implemented changes to parking enforcement on the Keele and Glendon campuses to align with City of Toronto municipal code and other universities and broader public sector organizations in Toronto. Effective July 15, 2019 vehicles parked on campus in contravention of the University’s Parking and Traffic Regulations will be ticketed with a City of Toronto parking violation.

For information about current parking enforcement operations and citations, please click here.

Summary of Changes

Tickets for Non-Payment

Vehicles that are found parked on campus without valid payment may initially be issued a York University Parking Notice (“Notice”). The Notice will request payment for the applicable daily rate and advise that future infractions will be subject to City of Toronto ticketing and/or towing to a municipally-licensed impound located off campus. A vehicle may be issued a maximum of three Notices for non-payment of the daily fee, after which a City of Toronto Parking Violation will be issued for any future infraction. Repeat violations may result in the vehicle being towed to a municipally-licensed impound at the vehicle owner’s expense.

Tickets for All Other Infractions

For all other parking infractions, including parking in fire routes or other restricted areas, vehicles will be ticketed only with City of Toronto parking violations and may be subject to towing to a municipally-licensed impound at the owner’s expense.

Appealing City of Toronto Parking Violations

Individuals who wish to appeal a City of Toronto parking violation must do so with the City of Toronto under its Administrative Penalty System. York Parking Services cannot process these appeals. Information about the City of Toronto’s appeal process is available on the City of Toronto’s website.

Existing York University Parking Citations

Existing York University parking citations remain outstanding and payable. Individuals with outstanding citations who wish to purchase a parking permit will need to resolve any outstanding balances on their parking account to be eligible for a parking permit. For a limited time, Parking Services is offering a relief program for individuals with outstanding citations to resolve account balances at a reduced rate. Please contact Parking Services at parking@yorku.ca or 416-736-5705 to discuss options.

FAQ

Effective July 15, 2019 the University will be implementing changes to parking enforcement on the Keele and Glendon campuses to align with City of Toronto municipal code. As of this date, vehicles parked on campus in contravention of the University’s Parking and Traffic Regulations will be ticketed with a City of Toronto parking violation.

The changes align the University with City of Toronto municipal code, consistent with other universities and broader public sector organizations in Toronto and are intended to improve parking operations while at the same time apply a fairer and more consistent framework for parking enforcement on campus.

Vehicles parked in contravention of the University’s Parking and Traffic Regulations will be ticketed with either a York Parking Notice or a City of Toronto Parking Violation.

Vehicles that are found parked on campus without valid payment may initially be issued a York University Parking Notice (“Notice”). The Notice will request payment for the applicable daily rate and advise that future infractions will be subject to City of Toronto ticketing and/or towing to a municipally-licensed impound located off campus.

A vehicle may be issued a maximum of three Notices for non-payment of the daily fee, after which a City of Toronto Parking Violation will be issued for any future infraction.

Notices will not be issued for violations that create a safety risk; during special events; on weekends, or as indicated in the York University Parking and Traffic Regulations. Under these circumstances only City of Toronto Parking Violations will be issued.

The fee for a Notice will vary depending on where and when the vehicle is parked. The Notice will request payment of the applicable daily parking rate.

If you paid the daily parking fee and believe that you received a Notice in error, please contact Parking Services at 416-736-5705.

Notices can be paid online, by phone or in person.  Payment information can be found on the back of the Notice.

Parking permits will not be issued to any individual or vehicle with outstanding Notices. Repeat violations may result in the vehicle being towed to a municipally-licensed impound at the vehicle owner’s expense.

City of Toronto Parking Violations will be issued under the following circumstances:

1) After receiving up to three (3) Notices for non-payment (subject to exceptions)

2) For any other parking infraction

The City of Toronto Parking Violations issued on campus are the same as those issued elsewhere in the City.

Payment and dispute options for City of Toronto Parking Violations are printed on the back of the Violation.

Fine amounts vary based on the violation and are established by the City of Toronto.

Payment options are provided on the back of the Violation and on the City of Toronto website.

All disputes for City of Toronto Parking Violations must be directed to the City of Toronto.  Options to dispute a City of Toronto Parking Violation are provided on the back of the Violation and on the City of Toronto website.

Vehicles will be towed from University property for the following reasons:Parking in a designated Fire Route

Displaying a counterfeit/forged/altered Parking Permit

Blocking or obstructing roads, sidewalks, entrances or parking in other areas on campus not designated for parking, according to the York University Parking and Traffic Regulations

Parking without a valid Parking Permit during special events or parking in a manner that interferes with University business

Parking in contravention of the York University Parking and Traffic Regulations after receiving a cumulative total of five (5) Notices and/or City of Toronto Parking Violations

Per municipal By-Law, all vehicles must be towed to a municipally-licensed impound facility under contract with Toronto Police Services. Vehicle drivers/owners are responsible for their own transportation to this location.

Fees for towing and storage are established by the City of Toronto and are subject to change. The current towing fee is $189.00. The owner/driver of the vehicle will be responsible for this fee, along with the daily impound storage fee of $60.00.

Individuals with outstanding citations are not eligible to purchase a parking permit. Please contact Parking Services to resolve your account.

The relief program is a limited-time offer to resolve outstanding parking account balances at a discounted rate.  If you would like to take advantage of this program, please contact Parking Services prior to September 30, 2019 to review your account and discuss options.