Frequently Asked Questions
On weekdays (until 5 p.m.), these lots can only be accessed by employees.
Vist the OneCard office at King, Markham, Newnham or Seneca@York* campuses.
*The OneCard is not required for parking at Seneca@York Campus. Parking there is overseen by York University's Parking Services.
Each gate has a video camera and an intercom system. Use the "PRESS FOR ASSISTANCE" button to speak with a parking attendant. IMPORTANT: Do not back up if you encounter a problem at the gate. This could cause accidents or injury. Use the "PRESS FOR ASSISTANCE" button.
Prices for parking plans are available on Parking at Seneca. A semester parking pass is a method of payment and access to the Seneca parking lots. It does not guarantee an available parking spot on campus.
Visits that are 20 minutes or less are free. You will need to take a ticket at the gate and when you exit, insert the same ticket to open the exit gate.
If your stay is longer than 20 minutes, you will have to pay the parking fee before exiting the parking lot. Fees can be paid at pay stations, which accept cash and credit cards. You can also pay at the exit gate with a credit card. Payment instructions are online.
At Newnham Campus, short-term parking Lot 2, directly north of Building A, can be paid in half-hour increments with no daily maximum. This area requires payment at the machine in the parking lot and the receipt to be displayed in your vehicle.
If you have purchased a Seneca@York parking pass you are entitled to get a OneCard parking plan for other campuses. Go to the OneCard office with proof of a purchased year pass for Seneca@York and you will be issued a OneCard for parking. You do not need to pay for parking at King, Markham or Newnham. The Seneca@York OneCard office is located next to the Bookstore, 416.491.5050 ext. 33100.
OneCards have a very sensitive chip-enabled technology that can be damaged easily. Do not punch a hole in your OneCard; put it in a safe place like you would your debit card.
Parking at Seneca is restricted between 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. Please contact Seneca security if exceptional circumstances require your vehicle to remain on campus overnight.