Parking improvements for the 2019-20 academic year include new online parking pass payment options and licence-plate-recognition technology to eliminate parking lot wait times.
Starting September, Newnham Campus will begin using licence-plate-recognition software for lots 4, 5, 6 and 7. All students who drive to Seneca must register their vehicles using the parking web app.
Overflow Parking Shuttle Schedule
Seneca has reserved additional parking spaces — for you to park for free — at The Shops on Steeles (at Highway 404).
Regular shuttle service from this location to Newnham Campus runs multiple times every hour Monday to Friday.
The shuttle schedule may vary slightly depending on traffic.
|Steeles Ave. and 404 Depart||Newnham Arrive/Depart||Steeles Ave. and 404 Arrive|
|7:15 a.m.||7:30 a.m.||7:45 a.m.|
|7:30 a.m.||7:45 a.m.||8 a.m.|
|7:45 a.m.||8 a.m.||8:15 a.m.|
|8 a.m.||8:15 a.m.||8:30 a.m.|
|8:15 a.m.||8:30 a.m.||8:45 a.m.|
|8:30 a.m.||8:45 a.m.||9 a.m.|
|8:45 a.m.||9 a.m.||9:15 a.m.|
|9 a.m.||9:15 a.m.||9:30 a.m.|
|9:15 a.m.||9:30 a.m.||9:45 a.m.|
|9:30 a.m.||9:45 a.m.||10 a.m.|
|10 a.m.||10:15 a.m.||10:30 a.m.|
|10:15 a.m.||10:30 a.m.||10:45 a.m.|
|10:45 a.m.||11 a.m.||11:15 a.m.|
|11 a.m.||11:15 a.m.||11:30 a.m.|
|11:15 a.m.||11:30 a.m.||11:45 p.m.|
|11:30 a.m.||11:45 a.m.||Noon|
|11:45 a.m.||Noon||12:15 p.m.|
|Noon||12:15 p.m.||12:30 p.m.|
|12:15 p.m.||12:30 p.m.||12:45 p.m.|
|12:30 p.m.||12:45 p.m.||1 p.m.|
|1 p.m.||1:15 p.m.||1:30 p.m.|
|1:30 p.m.||1:45 p.m.||2 p.m.|
|1:45 p.m.||2 p.m.||2:15 p.m.|
|2:15 p.m.||2:30 p.m.||2:45 p.m.|
|2:45 p.m.||3 p.m.||3:15 p.m.|
|3 p.m.||3:15 p.m.||3:30 p.m.|
|3:15 p.m.||3:30 p.m.||3:45 p.m.|
|3:30 p.m.||3:45 p.m.||4 p.m.|
|3:45 p.m.||4 p.m.||4:15 p.m.|
|4 p.m.||4:15 p.m.||4:30 p.m.|
|4:30 p.m.||4:45 p.m.||5 p.m.|
|4:45 p.m.||5 p.m.||5:15 p.m.|
|5 p.m.||5:15 p.m.||5:30 p.m.|
|5:15 p.m.||5:30 p.m.||5:45 p.m.|
|5:45 p.m.||6 p.m.||6:15 p.m.|
|6 p.m.||6:15 p.m.||6:30 p.m.|
|6:15 p.m.||6:30 p.m.||6:45 p.m.|
|6:30 p.m.||6:45 p.m.||7 p.m.|
|6:45 p.m.||7 p.m.||7:15 p.m.|
|7 p.m.||7:15 p.m.||7:30 p.m.|
Frequently Asked Questions
Due to construction delays beyond our control, there will be a shortage of parking spots at Newnham this fall. We apologize for the inconvenience this situation may cause and appreciate that everyone will do their best to maintain a positive environment during fall startup.
We are encouraging students to arrive on campus with extra time before class to secure a parking spot. You will find that there are additional carpool spots available.
The Newnham parking expansion construction is expected to be completed by the end of the fall term, creating about 300 new parking spots. Following this, construction for a new parking structure will begin.
We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
We are doing everything we can to help alleviate the parking congestion by securing overflow parking lots in the surrounding area. To give students the best possible start to the semester, we are encouraging employees to explore alternative options throughout this semester.
We encourage students to arrive on campus with extra time before class to secure a parking spot.
If you can’t find a parking spot when you arrive on campus, one of our parking ambassadors will direct you to a free off-campus overflow parking lot.
The overflow parking lot is located at The Shops on Steeles (at Highway 404). Shuttle buses will run every 20 minutes to Newnham Campus from this location.
Note: shuttle schedule listed above is approximate and may change pending traffic.
Parking Changes at Newnham
The first change you will notice in September is that the gates in lots 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 will be lifted. This will reduce the time you need to wait to get into or out of the parking lots. It will be most notable at busy times when lineups to exit the parking lots will become much shorter.
Please note, you will still need to pay for parking even though these lots no longer have gates.
To facilitate this change, Seneca Parking will be using a new licence-plate-recognition system for enforcement. If you have an active semester pass, you can pull in without tapping your card, park your car and walk into the building without any further action.
Occasional parkers will be able to pay using a mobile payment system called Honk (Zone 3800).
In keeping with Seneca’s cashless initiative, cash will no longer be accepted at any of Newnham’s pay stations. However, cash and debit payments are still accepted at the OneCard Office.
If you currently pay for parking with a semester pass, visit the parking web app.
- Log in with your Seneca username and password
- Click "Order Permits"
- Click "Payroll deduction"
- Click "Add Vehicle" and add your vehicle information
- Click "Add Permit to Cart"
- Accept the terms and conditions
- Go to "Checkout"
If you’re an occasional parker who currently uses a Value Pass, you’ll be able to pay using a mobile payment system called Honk. For more information, visit Honk Mobile (Zone 3800).
If you pay for a ticket each time you come to Newnham, please visit parking services for details of how this system will work.
We understand this is a transition period and it may take some time to get used to the new licence-plate-recognition system changes. To facilitate this change, if you park in lots 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9 without a valid pass or payment through Honk (Zone 3800), parking enforcement officers will issue a warning ticket with information about the parking changes.
Upon repeated offence, a City of Toronto parking ticket will be issued.
- student semester parking pass: $328.85
- single-day parking ticket at Markham and Newnham: $8.75
- single-day parking at King: $6.25
- single-evening ticket: $4.75
Any major credit card and Paypal.
New Seneca Rideshare App
Interested in saving money while also reducing your carbon footprint? The Seneca RideShare app allows you to do just that! Users can:
- find a fellow colleague or classmate with a similar route and join a carpool together
- search for the least expensive and fastest transit routes for you
- match with a fellow Senecan for a single, Uber-style ride
- match with fellow bicycle commuters
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