Fall Parking Permits will be available online for purchase on Tuesday, August 3rd 2021.
With the planned return to campus in the fall term, paid parking will resume on both the Keele and Glendon campuses effective September 1, 2021. Community members will continue to have access to a range of daily and monthly parking options to suit different schedules and needs. In addition, a new transitional parking option is being offered for the fall term to provide parking on a flexible basis at a discount to regular daily rates.
* Please note that parking continues to be complimentary until August 31, 2021 for community members approved to be on campus. Although there is no expectation to pay or have a parking permit, we do require that individuals park their vehicles in a designated parking stall. Parking on fire routes, service spaces, reserved day & night spaces, laybys, 15-minute pick up and drop off zones, sidewalks, walkways, daycare, accessibility, and snow routes is strictly prohibited.
NEW Transitional Multi-Pack Parking Pass. Available for Purchase Sept 1, 2021.
A new transitional parking option will be offered for the fall term that provides the flexibility of daily parking at a discount to regular daily rates. The Daily Multi-Pack is a flexible prepaid pass available through the HONK Mobile app that provides 10 full-day parking sessions usable within a 30-day period (starts the first day you purchase it). Depending on the pass and the number of times it is used during the month, the Multi-Pack provides savings of up to 40% off daily rates. Two packs are available:
- The Surface Lot Multi-Pack is valid at all hourly/daily surface lots and on-street parking areas
- The Garage Multi-Pack is valid at the parking garages and includes all other hourly/daily surface lots and on-street parking areas.
Hourly/daily parking continues to be available at many on-street locations, surface lots and garages. All hourly/daily parking is facilitated through your license plate, which is registered when payment is made.
Payments can be made at the pay stations located in the parking areas. In addition, contactless payments are now available through HONK Mobile. HONK Mobile enables new payment methods including Apple Pay, Google Pay and PayPal in addition to VISA and MasterCard. HONK Mobile payments can be made using an iOS or Android mobile device by either:
- Downloading the HONK Mobile app from your device’s app store
- Tapping your phone at one of the HONK Tap signs located in each parking area
Please note: Like at surface lots, hourly/daily parking in the garages will also now require payment upon arrival. Payment in the garages for hourly/daily parking is made exclusively through HONK Mobile.
Sessional Permit Parking
Sessional parking permits will be available for purchase online only.
Access to Outer Reserved and Reserved Permit lots will require a permit; daily payment access to these lots is not being provided at this time.
Clients who held a Reserved or Garage permit in March 2020, but do not want to purchase a permit in 2021-22, can have their space held until May 2022. Permits not renewed in May 2022 will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.
Employee Continuous Parking Permits (Payroll Deduction)
When the University moved to remote services in March 2020, all payroll deductions were cancelled. Since previous continuous permits were last renewed in 2016, clients wishing to purchase a Continuous parking permit will need to submit a Continuous permit application. The Continuous permit application and the payroll deduction forms have been combined into one form to streamline the process. Additional information about this process will be sent by email to all previous Continuous permit holders.
Clients who held a Continuous Reserved or Garage permit in March 2020, but do not want to purchase a permit in 2021-22, can have their space held until May 2022. Permits not renewed in May 2022 will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.
While community members can choose from any of the available parking options based on their needs or preferences, the following demonstrates common scenarios and recommended options based on cost:
Parking on campus ONE time per week or less:
HOURLY/DAILY PARKING would be most cost effective.
Parking on campus TWO times per week or up to 10 times per month:
The new daily HONK MULTI-PACK would provide both flexibility and value.
Parking on campus THREE or more times per week:
Sessional/ Continuous Payroll Deduction virtual permit would continue to be the most cost-effective option.
Parking Services has implemented a number of digital enhancements to improve the customer experience by streamlining services and removing friction with processes and equipment. These initiatives include:
QLess virtual queuing system
Enhanced online permit purchase system
Virtual license plate-based permits
HONK Mobile payments for all hourly/daily parking locations
Mobile license plate recognition technology
Elimination of entry/exit gates in all permit lots and garages