• Parking on campus continues to be monitored

    Throughout the month of January, parking on campus has been closely tracked.

    Data collected over the first three weeks of the Winter Term suggests peak times for vehicles on campus are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Zone 2 will continue to be monitored by parking attendants throughout the semester to assist customers parking on the gravel portion of the lot.

    “Thank you to the Brock community for their response to what is a challenging situation on campus,” said Ed Wall, Acting Associate Vice-President, Ancillary Services. “We will continue to keep a close eye on parking capacity in the lots and adjust as needed.”

    Customers travelling to campus during peak hours are reminded to leave extra time to park.

    Notifications of Zone 2 reaching capacity will be posted on the Brock University Twitter account as well as on the digital sign at Gateway Suites along Sir Isaac Brock Way.

    For more information about parking at Brock University, visit the Parking Services website

  • Starting Monday, overflow parking moving closer to Brock

    After carefully monitoring the parking lots and traffic flows on the main campus over the first two weeks of Winter Term, Brock University will open a new temporary overflow lot starting Monday, Jan. 20.

    Brock’s on-campus Zone 2 parking lot now includes 700 spaces in Lot 2 and the well-lit expanded section to the south.

    Should that lot fill up, the University has also secured the parking lot of the Catholic Diocese of St. Catharines at 3400 Merrittville Highway. The entrance to that lot is across the street from the former Lot V in Zone 2 and is just a 600-metre walk from the main entrance to the Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex.

    With the paved Diocese lot offering 120 spaces, the University will close the gravel overflow lot at Merrittville Speedway and shuttle service will no longer be offered.

    The Diocese lot will be available to Zone 2 permit holders from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. Monday to Friday. It will be monitored by parking attendants and security. The recommended walking route for anyone parking in the temporary overflow lot is to follow the paved sidewalk path to the main pedestrian crossing on Glenridge Ave.

    Updates on how many spaces are available in Zone 2 will continue to be provided on Brock’s Twitter account as well as on the University homepage at

    The University is also closely monitoring the daily paid lots, which have seen an increase in usage. If paid overflow spaces are required, customers may be directed to other lots on campus. Customers are asked to speak with attendants at the Lot D Visitor Parking kiosk for availability of paid parking overflow lots and are reminded they must still have a receipt displayed to show they’ve paid for parking on campus.

    For more information about parking at Brock and a list of frequently asked questions, visit the Parking Services website.

  • Merrittville shuttle to resume Monday

    With the first week of Winter Term classes nearly complete, Brock University has been carefully monitoring the Zone 2 parking situation.

    Zone 2 is in transition, with new capacity being built to replace spaces that were lost to the construction of Canada Games Park in the southeast corner of campus.

    While there has been parking space available in Zone 2 lot every day this week, traffic volumes are expected to rise starting Monday, Jan. 13, as a full schedule of lectures, labs and seminars gets underway.

    With free parking available in Zone 1 on weekends, and far fewer guests on campus, the overflow parking lot at Merrittville Speedway will be closed this Saturday and Sunday Jan. 11 and 12, but will re-open Monday with free shuttle service starting at 7:15 a.m.

    Thanks to the continued construction of the Zone 2 expansion, there are now nearly 700 spaces available in Zone 2.

    The University would like to thank students for supporting the parking permit buyback program, which has now seen more than 350 people trade in their passes for refunds, and use alternate means of getting to Brock.

    Through increased carpooling, public transit and other sustainable commuting measures, demand for Zone 2 parking has measurably decreased over the past few weeks.

    However, the University is monitoring the capacity of its parking lots and is continuing to work toward securing off-site parking closer to campus.

    Students are reminded to follow the Brock University Twitter account and visit for daily parking availability updates during this time of transition as all parking spots impacted by the construction of Canada Games Park are replaced.

    For more information about the program and parking changes at Brock University, visit the Zone 2 parking information page. 

  • Zone 2 parking alert: Allow extra time for your Monday commute

    Brock students and staff who use a Zone 2 parking pass are reminded that, starting Monday Jan. 6, the parking capacity of Zone 2 will be significantly reduced due to construction of Canada Games Park.

    It is important that Zone 2 permit holders allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes for their commute.

    Many Zone 2 permit holders will need to park at Merrittville Speedway — located at 2371 Merrittville Highway, about 5 kilometres south of campus — which can accommodate Brock’s Zone 2 overflow.

    They will then be driven to campus on free shuttle buses.

    Canada Games officials are having replacement parking built on campus, to offset spaces lost to construction, however that project remains in progress, and currently Zone 2 is 600 spaces below its normal capacity.

    Need to know:

    • A fleet of six shuttle buses will run continuously between the Speedway overflow lot and the main campus.
    • Shuttles start at 7:15 a.m. and run until 10:30 p.m.
    • For security purposes, the Speedway overflow lot will be closed overnight between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., and vehicles cannot be accessed.
    • Overflow parking is free for Zone 2 permit holders. Those without a permit can buy a daily $6 pass through the HONK mobile app using Zone ID 2458. Parking attendants will monitor the overflow lot.
    • On-campus pickup and dropoff will be in front of the atrium entrance of the Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex.
    • The Zone 2 permit buyback program is also still ongoing for students, faculty and staff. For more information about the program and parking changes at Brock University, visit the Parking Services website.
  • Construction will divert Zone 2 parking to Merrittville Speedway starting Monday, Jan. 6

    Many Brock University students and staff using a Zone 2 parking pass will need to allow an extra 30 to 45 minutes starting Monday, Jan. 6 in order to park their vehicles at an offsite lot and take a free shuttle bus to campus.

    Ongoing construction of the Zone 2 parking lot extension has significantly reduced the number of spaces available on campus. University officials have arranged for a temporary overflow lot to be open starting Monday at Merrittville Speedway, located five kilometres south of campus. 

     Commuters who normally park in Zone 2 should plan to use the overflow lot at 2371 Merrittville Highway in Thorold. (See map)

     The changes are the result of construction on Canada Games Park, which is being built on the former U and V sections of Zone 2. Parking spots being lost to make room for the new facility are being replaced by the Canada Games Host Society through the construction of new Zone 2 parking, which is not yet complete, but will hopefully be available soon.

     Faculty, staff and students are asked to extend their understanding as we work to address these considerations.

     The overflow lot at Merrittville Speedway will be available to Zone 2 permit holders at no charge, or for $6 per day for those without a permit. Paid parking will be available through the HONK mobile app using Zone ID 2458. Parking attendants will monitor the overflow lot at all times.

     Because of the distance to the temporary lot, free shuttle buses will run loops to and from Brock starting at 7:15 a.m., with the final bus leaving main campus at 10:30 p.m. Regular pickup and dropoff at Brock will be in front of the atrium entrance of the Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex.

     In addition to the overflow lot, anyone parking on the Brock campus starting Monday will notice parking attendants checking for permits. Anyone without a valid parking permit can park in one of the daily paid lots, the hourly paid spots or the paid overflow lot at Merrittville Speedway.

     The Zone 2 permit buyback program is also still ongoing for students, faculty and staff. 

  • Zone 2 parking update: Permit checks to begin in January

    Parking Services continues to work with the Canada Games Host Society to address parking pressures due to construction of Canada Games Park in Zone 2.

    The exact number of spaces lost to the construction project will be unknown until the beginning of January. However, Parking Services has been in ongoing conversations with key stakeholders including the Brock University Students’ Union and the Graduate Students’ Association to plan for January.

    Zone 2 permit buy-back began Monday, Dec. 16 and nearly 80 customers have opted to take a refund and find alternative transportation to campus.

    “We really appreciate the support and understanding of those who have taken the refund and encourage others to as well,” said Ed Wall, Acting Associate Vice-President, Ancillary Services. “We know this is not an option for all of our customers, including those who commute. We hear you and we are working to find solutions.”

    Beginning on Monday, Jan. 6, there will be parking attendants directing cars in the new portions of Zone 2. Also new in January, all permitted lots across campus will have a permit checkpoint prior to entering the lot. Customers of Parking Services are reminded to ensure they have their permit clearly on display as they come onto campus.

    Customers who do not have a parking permit and are looking to park will be directed to the paid parking lots across campus. Daily paid parking is available at Lots D and E with hourly parking available on Flora Egerter Way, at Welch Hall (Lot C), Lot P, spaces in front of the Walker Sports Complex, Lot Q, Lot E and Lot EA.

    Construction on campus coupled with the beginning of a new term likely means an increase in the volume of cars on campus for the first few weeks of the new year. The Brock Community is reminded to allow extra time getting to and from campus — particularly during peak times of the day.

    Conversations continue with the Canada Games Host Society to identify lots adjacent to campus along with lots around the city that are on transit routes. Information will be shared as it becomes available.

    For more information and Frequently Asked Questions visit the Brock Parking Services website.

  • Parking plan: Brock looks to refund Zone 2 passes and promote public transit

    The decision to locate Canada Games Park on Brock’s campus will give students, staff and the entire Niagara community an invaluable athletic and research asset that will benefit thousands of lives for generations to come.

    As construction of the complex starts this week, however, it will significantly impact parking capacity in Zone 2 during the 2020 Winter Term.

    To manage the situation over the next few months, the Office of Parking Services is making an innovative offer to buy back Zone 2 passes from current permit holders, and is also urging people to make the switch to sustainable transportation alternatives like carpooling and public transit.

    Under the buy-back program, which will be available from Monday Dec. 16 through Jan. 31, 2020, anyone who hands in their Zone 2 permit will get a $320 refund, plus a $100 Campus Store gift card as an incentive.

    “We recognize this is an inconvenience to our Zone 2 customers,” said Ed Wall, Acting Associate Vice-President, Ancillary Services. “To mitigate those issues, we are offering refunds and permit buy-back incentives that we highly encourage customers to consider.

    “Construction on campus, including the large Canada Games project, has made parking an issue that we all need to work in partnership on. We sincerely ask the Brock community, especially those who live in Niagara and have access to public transit, to take advantage of this buy-back.”

    “The U-Pass fee is included in student ancillary fees, so students will not have to incur additional costs to access the bus,” said Khan. “The option will also save students time and make their commute more stress-free.Brock University Students’ Union President Bilal Khan said most students recognize that public transit is one of the best options for getting to and from campus. He said every Brock student pays for a bus pass, which gives them access to all transit options available in the Niagara Region, with most buses running from as early as 7 a.m. to as late as 11 p.m.

    “I encourage all students to consider taking the bus during this period of high construction activity on our campus.”

    The University also encourages commuters to consider other sustainable alternatives such as carpooling with colleagues and neighbours, or cycling when weather permits. A just-completed reconstruction of the St David’s Road/Highway 406 interchange now provides safe pathways for cyclists and pedestrians between Brock and Thorold.

    Parking Services will continue to work with the Canada Games Host Society to pursue conversations with businesses who have lots adjacent to the University. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

    Parking permits have been sold out since mid-fall and those students who are entering the Winter term have paid lot options in Visitor D, Lot P, and Lot E.

    For more information and Frequently Asked Questions visit the Brock Parking Services website.

  • Zone 2 parking changes coming as 2021 Canada Games construction set to begin

    Some sections of Brock’s Zone 2 parking lot will be closed starting Friday, Dec. 6 to clear the way for work to begin on the new Canada Games Park. The new athletic facility, which will become a legacy of the 2021 Canada Games, is being constructed in what is currently the east portion of Zone 2.

    The timing of the closures coincides with the decline in daily traffic on campus that comes with the start of exams. Drivers are asked to co-operate with parking and traffic attendants who will be on site to monitor and assist them.

    Parking updates and additional information will be provided in the coming days.

  • Student Permits on Sale Wednesday, July 3rd at 10 a.m.

    Student parking permit sales start on Wednesday, July 3rd 

    Student online and in-office parking permit sales will begin on Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. (  If the online system is busy, please be patient and try ordering again later.

    Residence students that need overnight parking are required to only purchase residence parking permits only as all other student permits do not provide overnight parking.

    Parking services permit types and rates can be found at: If you require a Brock Accessible Permit please contact the Parking Services office after ordering the permit to provide proof of Ministry of Transportation placard.

  • Parking permits available online for staff on Tuesday June 18th, 2019

    Parking Services is gearing up for the 2019 parking permit sales season.

    Faculty and staff online only permit sales begin Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. In-office sales will begin Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m. at Parking Services’ location inside the Campus Store in Plaza Building. Some permits have a special order process and are not available online.  Please contact Parking Services at 905-688-5550 x 4309 or if you do not see your desired permit. Please order early to ensure your preferred permit choice is available.

    Student permit sales, both online and in-office, will start Wednesday, July 3 at 10 a.m.

    Please consult the parking website at, call us at 905-688-5550 x 4309 during business hours, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or email For details on rates, please visit