Permits and Eligibility

Eligibility

  1. Parking permits will be issued to successful applicants through the Parking Office, subject to availability.

  2. Applicants must establish eligibility for parking permit purchases. Parking Services reserves the right to deny a permit in cases where it is assessed that an applicant does not meet required criteria.

  3. Permits may be used only to vehicles bearing validated license plates. Failure to maintain validation of plates will result in revocation of parking privileges and/or tagging and/or towing of vehicles.

Permits

  1. Applications for permits must be made by the applicant in the Parking Office or online. Permits will not be sold over the phone. Applications must be filled out in their entirety by the person named on the application. Permits will be sold only to the named applicant or authorized representative. Credit cards without a chip/PIN will only be accepted as payment when presented and receipt signed for by the person named on the front of the credit card. Notes of authorization in lieu of this original signature are not accepted.

  2. Only one permit is issued per person.

  3. Full payment of parking fees must be submitted with the application or a permit will not be issued.

  4. A permit is authorized for the use of the applicant only. For permits that require proof of vehicle registration, a permit is authorized for use only on the vehicle registered to its use.

  5. Valid parking permits or daily/hourly parking receipts/tickets must be displayed at all times. 

  6. Two or more University community members may pool together and purchase one parking permit. Only one vehicle is allowed to use the permit at any given time. For North lot permits issued with a proximity card which allows access to the lots, a hanging permit MUST be displayed at all times; display of the proximity card is not accepted, and may result in issuance of parking infraction notices.

  7. If a parking lot is filled to capacity, permit holders must search for a parking space in another lot to which their permit gives them access. No overflow parking is permitted on the hash marks, driveways, pedestrian walkways, or grass areas.

South Lots

  1. South Lot Day and Evening permits are sold (subject to availability) to University of Toronto Scarborough Staff and Faculty and to University of Toronto Scarborough students requiring accessible parking.

  2. South Lot proximity cards must be used in conjunction with a hanging permit displayed from the vehicle's rearview mirror. Proximity cards are non-refundable, but may be renewed for additional terms upon the purchase of additional parking permits. Proximity cards may not be transferred to the use of another person.

North Lots

  1. North Lot permits are available to University of Toronto Scarborough employees and students, and are sold based on availability.

  2. North Lot proximity cards must be used in conjunction with a hanging permit displayed from the vehicle's rearview mirror. Proximity cards are non-refundable, but may be renewed for additional terms upon the purchase of additional parking permits. Proximity cards may not be transferred to the use of another person.

Evening Permits

  1. Evening permits for the South Lots are available to University of Toronto Scarborough employees by payroll deduction, and are sold based on availability.

  2. Evening permits are valid only after 3:45 pm Monday through Friday, and at all times on weekends and University holidays.

  3. South Lot proximity cards must be used in conjunction with a hanging permit displayed from the vehicle's rearview mirror. Proximity cards are non-refundable, but may be renewed for additional terms upon the purchase of additional parking permits. Proximity cards may not be transferred to the use of another person.

Residence Permits

  1. Residence permits can be purchased ONLY when accompanied by vehicle registration, with the last name and/or home address of the registered owner matching that of the applicant. This is required in order to ensure that permits are sold to and used by students living in residence only.

  2. The applicant must present a valid student card, and be verified as living in Residence by confirmation with the office of Student Housing and Residence Life.

  3. ONE VEHICLE PER RESIDENT ONLY. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis subject to availability. Students may purchase a North Lot permit if no space is available in Residence lots.

  4. Residence parking for South Residences is in Lots B, C, and D. Residence parking for North Residences is available in Lot E. Parking elsewhere with a South/North Residence permit is unauthorized and will result in issuance of Parking infraction Notices

  5. South Residences permits are not valid in the North Residence lot, and North Residences permits are not valid in the South Residences lots.

  6. Guests of residents cannot park in Residence lots; parking is available at current rates in the South and North visitor parking lots. See the Parking Rates page for rate information. Free passes will NOT be issued to visitors except on weekends. Residents may purchase North Lot parking for their guests from the Parking Office at a flat rate per night, and must provide their guest's vehicle information on an application form. Guest permits are sold subject to space availability.

  7. Residents who wish to purchase parking for a short duration may purchase North Lot parking for said period on a flat rate per day basis, as space is available.

Staff and Faculty

  1. Newly-hired eligible staff and faculty may apply for North Lot Parking. Persons requiring accessible, barrier-free parking may contact the Parking Office for information about South Lot Accessible parking.

  2. Staff and faculty who hold a valid South lot permit paid by payroll deduction have renewal privileges and may keep their existing permits through subsequent years. Cancelation of the permit forfeits renewal privileges. Exceptions are made for employees on leave (eg: parental, sabbatical, illness). Please inquire with the Parking Services for further information.

Temporary Employee Permits

  1. Temporary permits are available to accommodate staff working at University of Toronto Scarborough for a period of less than one year or for an indefinite period (i.e. replacement for staff on medical leave).

  2. Temporary permits are not available to undergraduate or graduate students, teaching assistants, or contract faculty.

  3. Temporary permits are sold on a monthly basis. The permit price is equivalent to an annual permit divided by 12, and sale depends on availability. There are no refunds for partially used months, and only one permit may be purchased at a time.

  4. Eligible staff may obtain an application form from Human Resources. The form must be signed by a representative of Human Resources Services and brought to the Parking Office for processing. This form is required only for the purchase of the applicant's first temporary permit. Subsequent purchases require only completion of an application form available in the Parking Services office.

St. George Campus Parking Permits

  1. The UTSC Parking Office sells the following unreserved permits to eligible Staff and Faculty only, for use at the St. George Campus: Staff/Faculty Permits: Eight- or twelve-month permits used in conjunction with a of University of Toronto Scarborough permit. Payment may be made either by payroll deduction (if eligible) or credit card.

  2. Employees holding valid St. George campus parking permits may park at University of Toronto Scarborough's Parking Lot F at no additional charge. If access to Lots G and H are preferred, the St. George employee may purchase a proximity card for access to these lots. Please contact Parking Services for details. NOTE: St. George Commercial and Student permits are not honored in University of Toronto Scarborough parking lots.

UTM/UofT Scarborough Reciprocal Parking Agreements

  1. U of T Scarborough South Lot, North Lot and Lot K annual Staff/Faculty permits (on Payroll deduction) are valid at UTM unreserved general parking areas.

  2. UTM staff/faculty permits (Unreserved, Premium Reserved, Reserved CCT garage, Reserved Lot 5 and Reserved Lot 1 permits) are accepted in the North Lots at UofT Scarborough, Lot F. If access to Lot G and Lot H is preferred, the UTM employee may purchase a proximity card for access to these lots. Please contact Parking Services for details.

  3. U of T Scarborough students who also attend classes at either the St. George or UTM Campuses must purchase parking from those respective parking offices. St. George parking inquiries - 416-978-7275. UTM Campus parking inquiries - 905-828-5254.