We welcome you to visit our campuses and get a feel for the thriving community at Laurier. Below you can find information on parking, as well as alternative modes of transportation.
Visitor parking is available for $9 plus HST per day at Laurier Brantford. Day passes can be purchased at Service Laurier Brantford, located on the main floor of Grand River Hall at 171 Colborne Street.
Additionally, the City of Brantford provides many parking options for visitors. Visit the City of Brantford website for more information about street parking, including time limits.
The Laurier transit route runs Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at half-hour intervals. Our campus is only a short distance from the downtown terminal, which makes transit a great option for students and visitors.
The main entrance to our Waterloo campus is located on University Avenue at Hazel Street.
If you choose to drive to the Waterloo campus, there are several options for parking. View our Waterloo campus parking map for the locations of parking lots on campus.
No visitor parking is permitted in Gold, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Accessible Parking, or “Reserved” spaces at any time. Without proper credentials, vehicles in these lots will be subject to ticketing and/or towing. To access parking violation/appeal options visit the violations and payment options website.
If you’re visiting the university for the day, there are three pay-and-display parking lots (lots 4, 10 and 20) available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pay-and-display machines are located at the entrances to lots 10 and 20. The cost is $3 per hour or $9 per day, and you can pay with quarters, loonies, or toonies.
There is also metered parking available in Lots 2, 3A, 14, 24 and 37. Please report malfunctioning equipment to the Parking Office (519.884.0710 x3032).
The Honk Mobile app can be used to pay for parking at either the meters or pay-and-display lots.
There is no charge for campus parking on weekends, but please note that weekend parking is only available in gold and white permit parking areas, excluding lots 18, 36, 38 and 48. No overnight weekend parking is permitted. Should you have to leave your vehicle in a white lot overnight on the weekend due to an emergency, you must inform the Special Constable Service at 519.885.3333 (or 519.884.0710 x3333) immediately.
If you are the guest of an academic or administrative department, ask your host about the availability of a Visitor Parking Pass.
There is parking available on some Waterloo city streets as per signage indicated. Please be advised that this is monitored by the City of Waterloo, and there is a 3-hour maximum.
Transit is a popular way to travel to and from campus, and there are several stops near the university. For students, transit is also a great way to get around town; your OneCard is a transit pass. Just show your OneCard when getting on the bus and enjoy the ride.
The following routes may be accessed either on King Street North or University Avenue West:
GO Transit, Greyhound Bus and VIA Rail also have depots in the Kitchener-Waterloo area for trips to and from Toronto, Guelph, London and other destinations.
A bike ride to campus can be a great way to see the area. Laurier provides several bike racks located around campus where you can secure your bicycle. Many of the local streets have bike lanes, and there are lovely bike trails throughout the city. Additionally, a secure bike storage facility is available to students who bike to campus at a cost per term.
Motorcycle/moped/scooter parking for visitors is restricted to designated areas (cement pads) located at:
Visitors driving a motorcycle/moped/scooter to campus must stop by the Parking and Transportation Office (202 Regina St.) to report their vehicle information and purchase a permit for the duration of the visit before proceeding to the designated area mentioned above.
Ebikes may be parked at any bicycle rack and do not require a permit.
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