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Bicycle Parking

Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, cycling is one of the best ways for TMU students, faculty and staff to commute to and from campus. We offer a combination of outdoor and secure indoor bicycle parking to not only meet the transportation needs of the university, but to encourage sustainable transportation habits within our community.

To find a spot, visit the TMU campus map and select “Bicycle Parking” in the legend.

Half a dozen bicycles locked to a campus bike rack.

Outdoor bicycle parking

TMU community members are encouraged to choose from the more than 1,100 outdoor bicycle parking locations on campus equipped with stationary, permanent bicycle “post and ring” poles or racks. Cyclists should not lock their bicycles to railings, ramps, fences or other areas not specifically made for bicycles or risk their bicycle being removed.

Reserved secure bicycle parking

Enhancing TMU’s existing cycling infrastructure, we offer 98 reserved secure bicycle parking spaces in the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex (DCC) at 288 Church St. available for students, faculty and staff. Permit holders have access to dedicated washroom and shower facilities that can be accessed with their OneCard.

Reserved secure bicycle parking at 288 Church St. requires a permit and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spring/summer 2023 permits

Spring/summer 2023 reserved secure bicycle parking permits are now available on a first come, first served basis. 

Permit holders interested in obtaining an eight month (September to April) or four month (September to December) reserved secure bicycle parking permit will be required to purchase a permit in August 2023.


Reserved secure bicycle parking permits are for eight months (September to April) or four months (September to December, January to April, May to August).


In order to be eligible for a reserved secure bicycle parking permit, you must be enrolled in at least one course in the corresponding semesters or be employed by the university.

Permit location

Reserved secure bicycle parking is available at the Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Centre at 288 Church St., lower level B01.

288 Church St. reserved secure bicycle parking

  • Location: Enter from the main entrance of 288 Church St. and take the elevator P3 down to the lower level (B01) to access your assigned reserved secure bicycle parking room.
  • Amenities: Dedicated washroom and shower facilities (B35 and B36) are located on the lower level (B01) and can be accessed with your OneCard.
  • Activation: Please allow two (2) business days  after your transaction date for your OneCard to be activated so you can access your assigned reserved  secure bicycle parking room
  • How to access your assigned reserved  secure bicycle parking room: Your OneCard will grant you 24/7 access to the DCC and your assigned reserved secure bicycle parking room for the duration of your permit, with exception when the university is closed.

Permit rates

The rates below are for the 2022/2023 academic year. Permit fees are subject to change. Permit fees are not prorated and there is no refund.

Months Cost (includes HST) Status
May 2023 to August 2023 $55 Available for purchase.

Apply online

Spring/summer 2023 reserved, secure bicycle parking permit applications are now live.

Application process

Once your purchase is completed, you will receive an email confirmation to your TMU email account from This email will include:

  • Transaction confirmation
  • Your assigned reserved secure bicycle parking room attached to your permit
  • Access guidelines to your assigned reserved secure bicycle parking room