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Parking

As of March 1, 2021, parking at all SLC parking lots will be free.

If you bought a winter semester parking permit, you will receive an automatic prorated refund for winter semester parking permits on the credit card used to purchase for the remaining value as of March 1, 2021. This refund should appear on your credit card by March 15, 2021.

The traffic and parking regulations for St. Lawrence College are authorized by the College’s Executive Committee. The operation of a vehicle on St. Lawrence College property or parking on the property are privileges, which are granted by the College. Parking is provided on a first-come, first served basis. Availability of a parking space is not guaranteed. The College reserves the right to control motor vehicle use and to take action for violation of the Traffic and Parking Regulations. St. Lawrence assumes no responsibility for any damage to a motor vehicle while it is driven or parked on College property. Drivers and pedestrians use our lots at their own risk.

GENERAL REGULATIONS

Only those motor vehicles that adhere to the Traffic and Parking Regulations are authorized to use the parking facilities. It is expected that all drivers using College lots will abide by the following specific regulations or risk receiving a parking ticket, or having their vehicle towed at their risk and expense.

1. Vehicles must clearly display a valid parking permit or meter ticket face up on the front windshield, dash or rearview mirror.

2. Permits may have up to two vehicles registered but only one vehicle may park on campus at a time.

3. Parking permits are registered to the purchaser and are non-transferrable. No exceptions.

4. Parking permits are valid only for license plates registered to that permit.

5. Only students living in Residence are authorized to park 24 hours/day. The vehicle must display the approved Residence permit. Residence vehicles must be registered with Residence staff and permits will be appropriately identified. These vehicles may be required to relocate as necessary for parking lot maintenance and snow removal. No other overnight parking permitted after midnight unless authorized by Security.

6. Vehicles must be parked within the painted lines that designate a parking space.

7. Vehicles must be parked only in authorized parking areas, avoiding doorways, sidewalks, grassed or landscaped areas, designated fire routes, loading zones and receiving areas.

8. Vehicles cannot block or obstruct pedestrian and/or vehicle traffic.

9. Vehicles parked in any area designated as accessible parking must clearly display an authorized accessible parking permit and the appropriate College permit.

10. Vehicles parked in a space designated with a coin-operated parking meter must insert appropriate coins to activate the meter, regardless of any other parking pass displayed on the vehicle.

11. Theft, counterfeiting or altering of parking permits will be considered a serious offense by the College and appropriate action will be taken, up to and including the removal of the vehicle from the property at the owner’s expense. Permits should always be secured in a locked vehicle.

SPEED LIMIT

The speed limit on all College property is 25 km/h unless posted otherwise. Please drive safely for the protection of other drivers and pedestrians.

PICK UP & DROP OFF AREAS

Most major entry points allow for easy pick up and drop off. Vehicles cannot be left unattended at entrances. Shipping & Receiving areas can be used for any staff member who requires a secure area to drop materials before parking their vehicle.

ABANDONED VEHICLES

A vehicle left on College property for a continuous period of 48 hours or more will be considered as “abandoned” and will be treated as such by the College.

MOTORCYCLES and SOFT TOPS

Motorcycles are entitled to park in a vehicle parking space, a maximum of two per space. Motorcycles are not required to display a parking permit, but a permit must be purchased. The license plate must be registered to a valid permit.

PARKING AREAS

Parking is only permitted in the parking lots designated. Absence of signage does not mean that parking is permitted.

ENFORCEMENT

The Traffic and Parking Regulations are strictly enforced by the governing body of St. Lawrence College. Vehicles contravening these regulations may be: • issued a parking ticket, and/or, • towed away at the owner’s risk and expense St. Lawrence College reserves the right to tow a vehicle at any time where there is evidence of deliberate intent to avoid paying parking fees. Parking tickets must be paid online at https://slc.aimsparking.com

Temporary Parking Permits (maximum of two months) are issued at St. Lawrence College by contacting parking@sl.on.ca.

You will be asked to provide medical documentation from your Doctor stating the need for a temporary disabled parking permit. If you do not have a Doctor, St. Lawrence College can refer you.

The temporary parking permit must be used with a valid St. Lawrence College Parking Pass to avoid receiving parking infractions.

Commute Ontario has created an online guide for carpooling etiquette, cleaning/disinfecting a vehicle, and vehicle checklist.

To keep everyone safe, here are some helpful tips:  

  • Avoid carpooling, if possible 
  • Limit carpooling to a member of your academic cohort, if possible 
  • Stay home if the driver or the passenger is ill 
  • Wear a mask or face covering over the nose, mouth, and chin 
  • Maintain physical distancing requirements by limiting the number of passengers in the vehicle 
  • Follow hand washing and cough etiquette 
  • Have hand sanitizer in the vehicle 
  • Avoid recirculating air during transport and set the climate control system to circulate fresh air 
  • Disinfect the vehicle regularly 

More information about physical distancing and COVID-19 symptoms can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website.

If you have special circumstances or issues related to parking at St. Lawrence College, please email parking@sl.on.ca.

Free Parking FAQs

Refunds for parking dates that have passed will not be provided. Parking purchases for dates beyond February 28, 2021, will be refunded.

You will receive an automatic prorated refund for winter semester parking permits on the credit card used to purchase for the remaining value as of March 1, 2021. This refund should appear on your credit card by March 15, 2021.

Refunds for parking dates that have passed will not be issued. Refunds will only be issued for dates beyond February 28, 2021.

That date has yet to be determined.

The college community will be notified through the regular college communication channels well in advance of a return to charging parking fees.

We will continue to enforce safety-related infractions such as parking in fire routes or unauthorized areas, as well as infractions related to the unauthorized use of accessible parking spaces.

As of March 1, Honk Mobile will not be offering payment options for college parking spaces and as a result, reimbursement will not be required. Honk Mobile will be available again once the college returns to a fee for parking model.

All pre-existing parking fines remain in place and payment will be required.

No. For safety and snow removal purposes, after-hours parking is not permitted. The college will continue to make an exception for those who live in residence and who have registered their vehicle for that purpose.

Parking lots at St. Lawrence College remain closed to all non-college-related parking.