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Parking and Traffic Regulations


  1. General
    1. University Business Services is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of these Parking and Traffic Regulations for Ryerson University.
    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 space.
    3. The lands and grounds (the campus 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 the campus grounds only upon the terms and conditions set forth in these 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.
    4. Ryerson University shall not be held responsible for any loss, injury, or damage to persons and/or motor vehicles, including contents, however caused, while on campus grounds. Losses, damage and/or injuries should be reported to the Campus Security & Emergency Services.
    5. All vehicle operators are required to comply with these Parking and Traffic Regulations of the University, and are subject to applicable charges and violations. The owner is responsible for all violations involving that vehicle while it is on campus grounds, including those incurred when a vehicle is operated without his or her consent.
    6. Parking is permitted on campus grounds only in clearly designated spaces in areas indicated as parking areas. Prior permission must be obtained from University Business Services if parking is required in any other area in special circumstances.
    7. Vehicles that are parked on the fire access routes, illegally parked in reserved, medical, or services areas and/or obstructing the passage of emergency or service vehicles or blocking the entrance to buildings shall be ticketed and/or towed away. The University reserves the right to tow away any abandoned vehicle, any vehicle that is parked in a manner dangerous to vehicular or pedestrian traffic, any vehicle that is found on the campus grounds without a valid decal, or any vehicle that is found parked in unauthorized areas. Any University parking decal issued with respect to such cars that are parked in contravention of regulation may be cancelled.
    8. Vehicles shall not be located in any parking areas in such a manner as to occupy more than one space.
    9. A gate “missing” or in the “up” position does not necessarily authorize entry.
    10. Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.
    11. Any vehicle left on the campus grounds for a period of two weeks after the termination of a registrant’s course, conference, employment, or occupancy of a University residence will be considered “abandoned” and will be treated as such by the University.
  2. Permit Parking
    1. All parking permits shall be issued by University Business Services. Student permits will be valid for the academic year, September to April.  The faculty/staff parking year will be the period from September 1 to the following August 31.
    2. Persons are responsible for providing correct information to obtain parking privileges, including any changes in address, ownership or vehicle licence plate. No permit will be issued for other than the applicant’s personal use.
    3. Students must remit by credit card in full payment for the complete academic year. Regular full- and part-time faculty and staff may remit payment by payroll deduction.
    4. Permit holders who remit payment by payroll deduction should report any interruptions in pay to University Business Services so that parking payment conflicts do not arise.
    5. Access devices, windshield decals and passes are issued for the use of all registered permit holders and remain the property of Ryerson University.
    6. Permit holders who drive more than one vehicle will be issued only one permit for the vehicles(s) registered in the application. Only one vehicle may be parked on campus grounds at any given time unless the second vehicle parks in a visitor’s area and pays the appropriate visitor fee.
    7. While registered vehicles are parked on University property, the decals must be displayed on the inside of the vehicle’s left front windshield or on the dashboard of the vehicle so as to be clearly visible. Failure to do so may result in the vehicle being tagged and/or towed away.
    8. It is the responsibility of the permit applicant to remove or destroy any decal permanently affixed to any vehicle that has been repaired, sold or otherwise disposed of.
    9. Any person found in the possession of a permit recorded as lost or stolen will have his/her parking privileges revoked indefinitely. Criminal charges may be laid.
    10. Permit holders are guaranteed a space between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. However, when space is available, permits are also valid at all other times.
    11. From time to time the University may re-allocate parking areas for construction, special events or emergencies. In such cases, notice shall be given to permit holders.
    12. Request for refunds of any portion of the parking fees on any basis should be directed in writing to University Business Services.
    13. The fees for all permit parking are as approved from time to time by the Vice President, Administration and Finance. 
    14. A replacement for a missing decal will be provided at a cost of $5.
    15. A decal on a replaced vehicle or windshield must be returned in whole or in part, or satisfactory evidence produced of its total destruction before a new decal can be issued at no charge.
    16. A damaged or malfunctioning access device that will not operate the applicable parking gates will be exchanged free of charge.
    17. An access device which is lost or stolen may be replaced at OneCard Office at a cost of $35. A refund will be made if the original access device is found and returned.
  3. Visitor Parking
    1. Visitors are defined as persons who do not have a parking permit for a vehicle.
    2. Visitors to campus grounds must park in the Victoria and Mutual Streets garages or any of commercial lots close by and pay the applicable hourly or daily rate. A flat evening fee is applicable after 5 p.m. in the Victoria and Mutual Streets garages.
    3. For special visitors/events parking, the sponsoring department must make arrangements in advance with University Business Services. The sponsoring department must pay the appropriate fee for every special visitors/events vehicle parked on campus grounds.
  4. Parking and Traffic Violations 
    1. Parking a vehicle that does not have affixed to it a clearly visible and valid decal.
    2. Parking in unauthorized or service area or area not designated for parking.
    3. Failure to obey posted speed limits/regulatory signs and report an accident on the campus grounds.
    4. Obtaining a parking decal by unauthorized means. 
    5. Contravention of any provision of these Parking and Traffic Regulations will result in suspension of parking privileges.
    6. The person who has registered a vehicle with the University will be responsible for any violation notices issued with respect to said vehicle and for the costs invoiced in towing impounding and/or storing. 
    7. Violations of these Parking and Traffic Regulations by non-members of Ryerson University will make the owner and/or driver liable for the maximum daily parking charge, towing charges and storing charges.



The Parking and Traffic Regulations [PDF] is available for download.