Comparison of Parking Rates (updated August 1st, 2015)

Please note, rates are shared and summarized annually from the data shared by colleges/universities participating in the Ontario Campus Parking Association (OCPA) Benchmarking Survey.  For specific rate information or further details, please consult each entity’s respective webpage.

University Student Monthly Permit Rate Student Residence Monthly Permit Rate Staff Monthly Permit Rate Hourly Rate Daily Maximum Saturday & Sunday
Carleton University $25-$44 $44 $37-$109 $3.50/hr $7-$15 $4 Flat Rate
University of Ottawa $96-$142 $96-$142 $96-$142 $4.50/hr $16 $9 Max. or $4.50/hr
Algonquin College $99-$133 $99-$133 $78 $4.00/hr $9-$18 $9 Max. Some Lots Free
City of Ottawa $30-$220 $30-$220 $90-$220 $3.00/hr $12 Some Lots Free
University of Guelph $35-$52 $57 $59-$122 $2.50/hr $10 Some Lots Free
Queen’s University $51-$123 $51-$123 $51-$123 $2.50/hr $14 $6 Flat Rate
McMaster University $46-$101 $46-$101 $46-$101 $5.00/hr $20 $3-$7
University of Western Ontario $52-$104 $52-$104 $52-$104 $3.00/hr  No Max. $3-$12 Sat./Free on Sun.
University of Waterloo $42 $38 $38 $2.00/hr $5-$15 $6 Flat Rate / One free lot (Sun.)
York University $79-$121 $79-$121 $79-$121 $3.00-$5.00/hr $20 $7 Flat Rate (Sat.)/$5 Flat Rate (Sun.)
Ottawa Hospital – Civic/General $92 $92 $92 $7.00/hr $13 $13 Max. or $7.00/hr
OC Transpo $82-$96 N/A $103-$127 N/A N/A

All prices include GST and PST. The amounts were rounded to the nearest dollar.


OC Transpo Universal Transit Pass (U-PASS) – valued at $385.40 (Sept. 1, 2015 to April 30, 2016).