Transportation

Transit information

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

Durham Region Transit (DRT) has made route and fare changes that may impact students usage of U-Pass. For more information on these changes please view the DRT flyer or visit the DRT website.

Please note: you are required to show your campus ID card when boarding. For more information on routes and schedules, please visit Durham Region Transit.

For more information on DRT’s U-Pass for College and University students please visit their website.

For more information:
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 6652
E: publictransit@dc-uoit.ca

Parking Information

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

Generally, paid parking is in effect on campus, 24/7, unless you are attending a Special Event. (i.e.Open House)

Ticketing and towing is in effect on all campuses, at all times.

VISITOR PARKING

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

  • Champions South (7 available spots in front of Pavilion only)
  • Founders 4 (by the Campus Ice Centre)
  • Founders 3, East side of the lot (SIRC Building)
  • North of Commencement
  • South of Founders 2
  • Visitor Lot 2 (Located at the Student Services Building (SSB)
  • Visitors Lot 1 (Located on the West side of Simcoe Village Residence)

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

CARPOOLING

Designated carpool spots are available at the Oshawa and Whitby campuses. To register for the carpool program for the Oshawa campus, please visit the Parking Services office located at the main entrance of the Gordon Willey building, Oshawa campus or call 905.721.2000, ext. 2145. To register for the carpool program for the Whitby campus, please visit the Parking Services office located in the main building or call 905.721.3300, ext. 4272.

EVENING PARKING

Evening parking (during the week between 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.) is available in the gated parking lots at the Oshawa (excluding Founders 1) and Whitby campuses. During this period, one flat rate applies.

Drivers are required to pull a ticket at the entrance gate and must then re-insert the same ticket at the exit gate when leaving the lot.

See parking rates site for details.

WEEKEND PARKING

Drivers may park in the gated parking lots at the Oshawa (excluding Founders 1) and Whitby campuses after 5 p.m. on Fridays until 5 a.m. Mondays.

Drivers are required to pull a ticket at the entrance gate and must then re-insert the same ticket at the exit gate when leaving the lot.

See parking rates site for details.

PAYMENT OPTIONS

If paying at the exit:

  1. Payment by credit card only.
  2. Insert the original ticket into the exit column.
  3. The column will indicate the required payment.
  4. Insert credit card in the same slot in which you placed your ticket. The card should be inserted with the magnetic stripe down and to the right.
  5. Once payment is verified, the gate will open and a receipt will be issued by the same exit column and from the same slot.

Day Passes are available for purchase at Pay Stations.

At Pay Stations:

Pay Stations accept cash, coins, debit and credit cards and are located in Founders 2 (south-east corner), and Commencement (there are two Pay Stations) at the Oshawa campus and at the Whitby campus inside the main entrance of the building.

Please note: Patrons paying with cash must attend a Pay Station in order to process their payment.

PERMIT PURCHASING SYSTEM

Parking permits are available for purchase online. All faculty, staff and students who park, or expect to park, in the permit parking lots, must complete a parking permit application and pay the applicable parking fee. Permits are non-transferable.

To purchase a parking permit, please visit durham.parkadmin.com.

  1. Annual – covers the time period September 1 to August 31.
  2. Semester – covers the time period:
    • September 1 – December 31
    • January 1 – April 30
    • May 1 – August 31

  • Durham College reserves the right to limit permit sales.
  • Permits are non-transferable and must be registered to the purchaser.
  • Re-sale is prohibited.
  • Vehicles should park only in prescribed parking lots at each campus or location.
  • Rates include all applicable taxes.
  • Daily passes are available for purchase at the Pay Stations

Parking refunds

  • Various refund rates apply depending the month that a pass was purchased and  returned.  See the Parking Office for details.
  • Refunds are available only on a monthly basis, and are the same regardless of the method of payment (staff or student).
  • Cut-off Dates for Parking refunds are:
    • For Annual passes: end of the business day, on or before March 31st
    • For Fall passes (September to December): end of the business day, on or before November 30th
    • For Winter passes (January to April):  End of the business day, on or before March 31st
    • For Summer passes (May to August):  End of the business day, on or before July 31st

PICKERING LEARNING SITE

Free parking for registered students will be available in the lot as shown on the map. Note that the lots closest to the building are permit only, unauthorized vehicles will be ticketed.

For more information on the Pickering Learning Site please visit the FAQs.

MOTORCYCLES

Motorcycle Parking is currently free on campus.  Designated motorcycle parking areas are available:

  • North of Founders 1
  • Founders 2 Pay and Display area
  • Whitby

BICYCLES

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

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Parking Services office
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gordon Willey building,
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario
L1G 0C5
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 2145
E: parking@dc-uoit.ca

Parking Services office (Whitby)
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Main Building, Room 175C
1610 Champlain Avenue
Whitby, Ontario
L1N 6A7
T: 905.721.2000 ext. 4272
E: whitbyparking@durhamcollege.ca