Durham College: Transportation, parking and maps

By: Durham College Oshawa Cerc  09-12-2011

Transit information

As part of their student fees, all full-time Durham College students receive a Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) that offers:

Parking information

Durham College provides safe parking facilities for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

General information:

  • Paid parking is in effect;
  • Attendants are available to assist at entrance kiosks in each lot;
  • Short-term parking is available in the Pay ‘N’ Display parking area near the main entrance of the Gordon Willey building and in visitor areas;
  • Guest permits can be purchased in advance through the Parking Services office;
  • Entry to parking lots is permitted to attend classes and for other authorized activities;
  • Regulations are enforced by Parking Services;
  • Durham College assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss to vehicles while on campus and maintains full jurisdiction over all traffic and parking;
  • Registered owners are responsible for all vehicle violations; and
  • Durham College reserves the right to move, tow or impound a vehicle on campus property if it is in violation of parking regulations.

For more information, visit the Parking Services office located near the main reception desk in the Gordon Willey building.


  • By displaying and using a parking permit you are acknowledging acceptance of all of the regulations outlined in the Parking and Traffic Information brochure you received with purchase;
  • Continuing Education students are not required to purchase a parking permit for evening classes;
  • If your permit is lost or stolen, you must apply to have it replaced and pay a replacement fee;
  • It is mandatory to have a valid e-mail account; and
  • Parking Services will replace damaged permits.

Visitor parking

Visiting our vibrant campus? We have pay and display parking areas located in the following lots:

  • Commencement Lot; and
  • Founders Lots 1, 2, and 3; and
  • SSB lot.

If you are attending an event on campus, you will have access to the lot indicated on your invitation.


Please note that the rates listed below are subject to change and apply to all motorized vehicles including motorcycles.

Oshawa campus

Annual (on-campus) Daily from September 1 to August 31, 2012* $500
Annual (Simcoe Street South) Daily from September 1 to August 31, 2012* $350
Semester Daily during specified semester* $250
Pay ‘N’ Display Hourly rate; no maximum $4/hour
Daily maximum Visitors within gated lot (flat rate) $10


Whitby campus

Annual Daily from September 1 to August 31, 2012* $450
Semester Daily during specified semester* $225
Annual apprentice/day release   $256
Ten-week block* Any ten-week period in a set, annual term $190
Eight-week block* Any eight-week period in a set, annual term $160
Six-week block* Any six-week period in a set, annual term $130
Four-week block* Any four-week period in a set, annual term $100
One-week block* Any one-week period in a set, annual term $40
Daily   $8

Above rates include all applicable taxes.


  • Permits are valid from 6 a.m. to midnight;
  • Prior arrangements must be made for overnight parking;
  • Permits must be hung on the rear-view mirror with the permit number facing the windshield;
  • Pay ‘N’ Display permits are non-refundable and should be clearly displayed inside your car; and
  • A permit does not guarantee the availability of a parking space.


Service fees

First replacement of lost or stolen permit $25 non-refundable
Subsequent replacement Full price
Deposit for access card $10 (refundable upon return of card)
Replacement of lost or stolen access card $25 (non-refundable)
Towing fee $50 minimum or actual charge (if more)

Above rates include all applicable taxes.


  • The permit fee structure applies to all vehicles including motorcycles;
  • Motorcycles must be registered with the college through the Parking office; and
  • When entering campus, you must show your permit to the parking attendant.


  • Bicycles should only be parked in provided racks; and
  • Bicycles found inside buildings or chained to trees, posts etc. will be relocated to the closest rack.


  • All vehicles must park in designated parking spaces, which can be identified by the yellow lines painted on the pavement, parking curbstones or yellow posts;
  • The end of each row is marked by double yellow lines or by a concrete curbstone; and
  • Vehicles parked outside a designated space are in violation and will be ticketed and/or towed, even if a valid parking permit is visibly displayed.


  • Enforcement of regulations is consistent with the Parking and Traffic Information brochure, municipal bylaws and provincial and federal laws;
  • All parking lots are monitored;
  • All illegally parked vehicles will be ticketed, towed and/or impounded at the owner’s expense;
  • Parking privileges may be withdrawn for the continued abuse of regulations; and
  • Permits are non-transferable.

Parking Services office
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gordon Willey building, near main reception desk
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario 
L1H 7K4
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2460

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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