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Payroll deductions for parking to resume November 1, 2021

Monday, August 30, 2021

This message was originally sent to employees by Dennis Huber, vice-president, administration and finance.


  • Standard parking enforcement begins September 8 
  • Payroll parking fee deductions will resume on November 1
  • Student and visitor parking charges will resume on September 8
  • Alternate transportation methods are available

As we prepare for a return to campus this fall with many students and employees participating in person, Parking Services is making changes to support the campus.

For employees with parking permits, payroll deductions were suspended in April 2020 and parking will remain free of charge until November 1. 

Starting September 8, standard parking enforcement will begin. This means that you are required to park in your designated parking lots and clearly display your valid permit. If you use a pay and display lot, you are required to display a valid ticket.

If you currently have a valid parking permit, payroll deductions for standard parking fees will resume on November 1, 2021. You can cancel your parking permit by returning your hang tag and transponder (if applicable) before October 8, 2021 to avoid November’s payroll deductions. 

If you currently do not have a permit, you can obtain one for X lot. Parking charges will start in November.

Please note that temporary holds for permit holders are not available. If you choose to cancel your parking permit, you can elect to register for the wait list for any designated lots. 

If you don’t have a current parking permit and visit campus intermittently, you can park in one of many pay and display lots available where a daily rate applies. 

For employees seeking alternate transportation means, University staff are eligible for GRT’s corporate pass program and can save 15 per cent on fares. Arrangements for GRT passes are no longer organized through Parking Services and must be made directly through GRT.  

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