York University Parking and Traffic Regulations

The Parking and Traffic Regulations below will take effect on July 15, 2019. To review the previous version, please click here.

Section One:

General Information

1.1 The York University Parking and Traffic Regulations are authorized by the Board of Governors and the President of the University within the powers granted by the York University Act 1965 of the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Fire Marshal's Act 1981, the Trespass to Property Act and City of Toronto By-Laws. York University Parking & Transportation Services (Department of Ancillary Services) is delegated the responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of these Regulations.
1.2 The purpose of these Regulations is to facilitate the safe and orderly conduct of University business and to provide parking services in support of this function within the limits of available designated parking spaces. All persons using University parking facilities are subject to the parameters set out in the applicable University Policies and Procedures, the Student Code of Conduct and the regulations detailed hereunder.
1.3 York University follows Provincial laws, Municipal by-laws and the Toronto Municipal Code related to parking and traffic, as well as these Regulations (“Applicable Laws”). Parking & Traffic Regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. York’s Parking & Transportation Services Representatives are trained and authorized to issue notices and Municipal Parking Violations under the relevant laws, by-laws and regulations.
1.4  The lands and grounds of York University are PRIVATE PROPERTY, and the University reserves the right to control motor vehicle access to and driving on its property at its sole discretion, subject to applicable laws. The University permits parking and driving on its property only upon the terms and conditions set forth in these Regulations. York University reserves the right to issue a reduced penalty for any infraction listed in these Regulations, at its sole discretion.
1.5 York University assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss to any vehicle or its contents, no matter how caused, while it is on University property or if it has been towed away.

Section Two:

Driving Requirements

2.1 The speed limit on private roads on York University campuses is 40 kilometers per hour, unless otherwise posted. Individuals are required to adhere to posted speed limits at all times.
2.2 Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all crosswalks.
2.3 Vehicles on York University campuses must display valid license plates and government issued validation stickers, and must have valid automobile insurance.

Section Three:

Parking Regulations

3.1 “Parking Permit” is defined as a valid permit, pass, stub or other Parking credential issued by York University Parking and Transportation Services, and may be issued for daily, monthly or other durations.
3.2 All vehicles parked on York University property must be parked in a designated parking space, and clearly display a valid Parking Permit purchased from and issued by York University Parking and Transportation Services.
3.3 Parking Permits must be displayed in the vehicle in accordance with the instructions provided for such Parking Permit.
3.4 A Parking Permit is only valid for the date and time indicated on the permit and for the vehicle(s) and location to which the Permit was issued.
3.5 The University reserves the right to suspend parking privileges temporarily or permanently in any area for special events, emergencies, or construction.
3.6 Camping or overnight stays in a vehicle on campus are strictly prohibited.
3.7 Vehicles parked in Accessible Parking spaces must display the Ontario Accessibility Parking Placard issued for the said person, and a valid Parking Permit purchased from and issued by York University Parking & Transportation Services.

Section Four:

Vehicle Registration and Parking Permit Purchase

4.1 All Parking Permits (decals, placards, hangtags, passes, stubs, etc.) and access cards are issued by and remain the property of York University Parking & Transportation Services. They are valid only for the vehicle(s) registered. Parking Permits are non-transferable and may not be sold, issued, exchanged, given away or otherwise obtained from any person or agency other than York University Parking and Transportation Services. Unauthorized use will result in confiscation, tagging and/or towing away of the vehicle and possible prosecution.
4.2 Hourly/daily Parking Permits may be purchased from the payment devices (“Pay Stations”) or online services that are provided by Parking and Transportation Services where available.
4.3 Customers applying for a monthly/sessional Parking Permit must provide a valid copy of the vehicle ownership along with their Parking Permit application. Faculty, staff and students whose main responsibilities, offices or majority of courses are at Keele Campus are required to obtain Parking Permits from Parking & Transportation Services at Keele Campus. Those, whose main responsibilities, offices or majority of courses are at Glendon Campus are required to obtain Parking Permits from Parking & Transportation Services at Glendon Campus. Complete monthly/sessional Parking Permit application policies and procedures are posted on the Parking Services website.
4.4 Parking Permits and/or access cards must be relinquished when requested by a Parking & Transportation Services Representative.
4.5 York University may decline, at its sole discretion, to issue a Parking Permit to any individual or vehicle having unpaid fees owing to the University.
4.6 A separate Parking Permit is required for each vehicle parked on campus.
4.7 Parking Permit holders must promptly inform Parking & Transportation Services of any changes in the information provided on their application.

Section Five:

Parking and Traffic Violations

5.1 Any vehicle that is in violation of Applicable Laws and/or these Regulations may be tagged and/or towed at the owner’s expense.
5.2 Where a vehicle is in violation of these Regulations and/or Applicable Laws, York University may, at its discretion, elect to issue a Notice rather than a Municipal Parking Violation. Notices request payment for the daily rate applicable to the parking lot in which the vehicle was parked. Municipal Parking Violations have mandatory set penalties stipulated by Applicable Laws.
5.3 York University will not issue a Notice for violations that create a safety risk, interfere with University business, during special events, on weekends and holidays, or as otherwise indicated in these Regulations.
5.4 A vehicle may receive a maximum of three (3) Notices after which a Municipal Parking Violation will be issued for any further violations.
5.5 Vehicles will be towed from University property for the following reasons:
a) Parking in a designated Fire Route.
b) Displaying a counterfeit/forged/altered Parking Permit.
c) Blocking or obstructing roads, sidewalks, entrances or parking in other areas on campus not designated for parking.
d) Parking without a valid Parking Permit during special events or parking in
a manner that interferes with University Business.
e) Parking in contravention of these Regulations after receiving a cumulative total of five (5) Notices and/or Municipal Parking Violations.Vehicles that are towed are subject to towing and storage charges established by the City of Toronto. Any such charges are at the vehicle owner’s expense.
5.6 York University will not consider any challenges or appeals related to the number of Notices issued or if a Municipal Parking Violation was issued instead of a Notice. Municipal Parking Violations are issued in accordance with Applicable Laws. All questions, inquiries or appeals related to Municipal Parking Violations must be directed to the City of Toronto.


Keele Campus Parking Office

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:45am - 4:15pm
CLOSED every 3rd Friday of each month at 1:15pm

Friday of the Victoria Day weekend - Labour Day Weekend
Monday - Thursday: 8:45am - 4:15pm, Fridays: 8:45am - 3:15pm
CLOSED every 3rd Friday of each month at 12:15pm

Contact Information
Telephone: 416-736-5335 Fax: 416-736-5874
Citation Info and Payments
During business hours: 416-736-5705

Glendon Campus Parking Office

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:45am to 4:15pm
(Closed daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for lunch)

Monday - Thursday: 8:45am to 4:15pm, Fridays: 8:45am to 3:15pm
(Closed daily from 12:00 - 1:00pm for lunch)

Contact Information
Telephone: 416-487-6788 Fax: 416-487-6806
Citation Info and Payments
During business hours: 416-736-5705

Renew your parking permit or pay citations online.
Please visit our Web site at www.yorku.ca/parking for details.