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  • Approval Dates:  August 1988, January 2001, January 2004, August 2007
  • Approved by:  Vice President, Administration and Finance
  • Jurisdiction:  Vice President, Administration and Finance, Integrated Risk Management (IRM)


The lands and grounds of Ryerson University are private property and the University reserves the right to control motor vehicle access and driving on the campus.  The University permits parking and driving on University grounds within the terms and conditions set forth in the Parking and Traffic Regulations.  Provincial laws and municipal by-laws applicable to campus grounds may be invoked by the University at any time for the purpose of preventing unauthorized parking.


For the purpose of this policy, a motor vehicle includes automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, motor scooters, motorized bicycles, mopeds, and any other motor-powered vehicle (with the exception of wheelchairs).

Application and Scope

This Policy applies to all members of the Ryerson community, visitors, contractors and members of the general public.


1.    Operation:  Persons operating motor vehicles on University property must obey municipal laws and University regulations as published or posted from time to time.

2.    Parking:  The University owns and operates a limited number of motor vehicle parking spaces which are supervised by Ancillary Services.

a.    Parking of privately owned motor vehicles and bicycles is permitted only in specially designated parking areas (see Appendix A).

b.    No privately owned vehicle may be parked/stored inside a University building except for designated parking facilities.

3.    University Owned and Other Motor Vehicles:  Vehicles operated by Campus Planning and Facilities and by contractors engaged by Campus Planning and Facilities will need, on rare occasions, access to, and authority to park at campus locations where vehicles are normally prohibited for the purpose of loading and unloading equipment.  Extensions on time-lines for the purpose of loading or unloading equipment can be approved by the Director, Campus Planning and Facilities in advance of the date required.

Departments which operate vehicles for their own purposes, either University owned or by contract, must arrange long-term parking on reserved campus parking lots through Ancillary Services.

4.    Bicycles:  For the purpose of this policy, the term Abicycle@ includes all forms of non-motorized vehicles, i.e. unicycle, bicycle, scooter, tricycle.

a.     Bicycles are not to be secured such as to block wheelchair ramps, doorways, pathways or access and exit routes.  Bicycles in violation of this condition will be removed by Safety and Security.

b.     Bicycles are not to be brought into any University building.

5.    Responsibility:  Ryerson University assumes no responsibility whatsoever for damage due to fire, theft, collision or otherwise, to the vehicle, or other form of transport, or its contents, however caused, while it is driven or parked on University property.


This policy falls under the jurisdiction of the Vice President, Administration and Finance.  The application and interpretation of the policy, and its associated procedures, is the responsibility of the Associate Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Safety and Security Management.