As students calendars fill up, so do the parking lots at Humber.
Last fall, Skedline reported on the possible expansion of parking at Humber’s Lakeshore campus. After another semester in the books not much has changed but after talking to students, it would seem Lakeshore commuters have it better compared to North.
At Lakeshore, buildings are more spread out and students have a bit more of a walk to get to their class but actually finding a parking space does not appear to be a major issue here.
Almost all of the students interviewed at Lakeshore said they did not have a problem with the parking situation.
“I’ve never had trouble getting a spot and I really don’t mind the walk,” said Patrick Houston, a public relations student at Lakeshore. “There are some people that I know who don’t have a pass and park on the street and take the chance with a ticket.”
In the past, students have taken advantage of three-hour courtesy parking on side streets near the school. However, with Toronto Mayor John Tory clamping down on illegally parked vehicles and the release of the new ‘Towit’ app, the chances of getting a ticket increase.
While the school does not have any plans to expand parking at Lakeshore, future parking options may be expected with the opening of a new Welcome and Athletic Center that is expected to be complete in 2016.
Many seasoned drivers can tell you that parking in Toronto has never been easy but when it comes to the quieter Etobicoke campuses of Humber, parking will always be on student’s minds.