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.
The main entrance to our Waterloo campus is located on University Avenue at Hazel Street.
Note: This entrance is currently closed due to the Music building construction project. You can use the King St. entrance adjacent to the Science building to enter 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 four pay-and-display parking lots (lots 4, 12, 20 and 33) available seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Pay-and-display machines are located at the entrances to lot 20 and 33. The cost is $3 per hour or $12 per day, and you can pay with quarters, loonies, toonies or credit card.
New contactless Honk Tap Smart Stations: You may now pay for parking at the pay-and-display machines located on campus via Honk Mobile by scanning the QR code on the sign with your mobile device.
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 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 three-hour maximum.
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.
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.
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.
The City of Brantford provides many parking options for visitors. Visit the City of Brantford website for more information about municipal lots and street parking, including time limits.
Please visit our parking map for a view of all parking lot locations.
Brantford Transit runs Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. at half-hour intervals. Sunday service runs from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at one hour intervals. Our campus is only a short distance from the downtown terminal, which makes transit a great option for students and visitors.
The Faculty of Social Work in Kitchener, located at 120 Duke St. West, is reserved for valid gold permit holders Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
A valid Laurier parking permit is required to park between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of one row of parking (on the south side of the lot, where signage indicates) which will remain reserved for gold permit holders. No overnight parking is permitted in this lot.
If you are a guest of an academic or administrative department, please ask your host about the availability of a Visitor Parking Pass.
There is free on-site parking at the Laurier Milton Academic Centre for the 2024/25 academic year.
The Laurier Milton Academic Centre will be serviced by Route 1 of the Milton Transit bus service (starting September 2024).