New - Accessible Parking Procedure starting May 1st, 2019

Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Sustainable Transportation and Parking Services (STPS) regulations, which serve as policies and procedures with respect to parking on the main campus, have been in effect for many years at the University of Guelph.  In an effort to better align with current parking practices in the industry, and ensure AODA requirements are met, changes will be made to these regulations.

One of the changes to be made involves the use of medical permit parking spaces.  STPS will be eliminating the current University of Guelph medical permit spaces, replacing them with Ministry of Transportation (MTO) accessible parking spaces. 

Effective May 1st, 2019, all faculty, staff or students who currently utilize a medical permit only parking space will be required to display a valid MTO accessible parking permit in their vehicle, along with a valid parking permit or payment at a meter.  

This change will allow flexibility for staff who need to work in various buildings throughout the day, staff will not be assigned a particular spot in a parking lot.  This will provide more options for MTO parking spots across campus.  Parking will continue to ensure that the University meets the standards, as per MTO guidelines, with respect to the number of MTO spots required in each parking lot.

Please note, a valid parking permit is still required when parking in a MTO spot.  Individuals, including visitors to campus, who do not have a valid parking permit (annual, semesterly, monthly or daily permit) will be required to make payment using the paybyphone app.   

Should faculty or staff require a temporary medical accommodation (up to 3 months), arrangements will be made by parking to accommodate the short term parking need, once documentation is received from Occupational Health and Wellness authorizing the parking requirement.  Staff will still be required to purchase a valid parking permit.  If accessible parking is required for a period exceeding three months, a MTO Accessible Parking Permit must be obtained.   

Should students require a temporary medical accommodation (up to 3 months), arrangements will be made by parking to accommodate the short term parking need, once documentation is received from Student Accessibility Services, authorizing the parking requirement.  Students will still be required to purchase a valid parking permit.  If accessible parking is required for a period exceeding three months, a MTO Accessible Parking Permit must be obtained. 

While obtaining an MTO permit faculty, staff and students can contact Parking Services to update their accounts for their accommodation.

MTO permits will be linked to only one vehicle.  Please contact Parking Services to update your account with your vehicle information.  

Should you have any comments or questions please email them to questions@parking.uoguelph.ca