If on-campus parking is required, participants of the Learning in Retirement (LinR) program may purchase parking permits at the time of registration. Parking passes sold through the Learning in Retirement program are valid in various parking lots that are close to most lecture series, writing and language workshops.

Alternatively, parking passes can also be purchased at pay-and-display machines for those wishing to pay as they go.


A downloadable map is also available for your convenience.


My parking permit is stamped with dates beyond the lecture series that I purchased it for, can I use it for other lectures as well?
No. The parking permits are stamped for administrative purposes, which is why they appear to cover parking for the entire session. Regardless, the permit is only registered for the series it has been purchased for.

I purchased parking for multiple lecture series, why did I only receive one permit?
Parking permits are stamped by session. When you purchase parking for multiple lectures, LinR registers the permit for the lectures that you have paid for within a session. If you purchase parking across multiple sessions, you will receive one permit per session.

I’m not sure if I will need a permit for the entire series, can I purchase parking for one lecture instead?
If participants do not wish to purchase a parking permit, the nearest pay-and display parking is available in the parking garage, lot P18.

Are there designated parking spots for persons with disabilities near the LinR classroom?
Yes. There are a few parking spots designated for persons with disabilities in the semi-circular drop-off zone outside the tunnel entrance near the Leeds House building. A LinR parking permit is required for these spaces, as well as your valid Accessible Parking Permit (APP).

I received a parking ticket in error, how can I resolve this?
Please call the LinR office directly at 613-520-3699. We will be happy to advocate on your behalf with parking services. Please note our office will not be able to assist in resolving tickets given for incorrect use of parking permits.

I don’t require a parking permit, but plan on taking public transit to get to Carleton University. Can you provide more information about this?
Ottawa’s light rail system (The O Train) and bus (OC Transpo) both provide service to Carleton University in the way of direct stops on campus. OC Transpo routes #4 and #7 have a stop on Campus Ave. right outside Stormont Dundas House (next to the Leeds House building, where most Learning in Retirement classes are held).

We highly recommend that you consult with OC Transpo’s website and the O Train’s website for up-to-date information about routes and fares.