Transportation Options

A mix of secured parking and enhanced transit options will provide convenient access to users of the UWindsor’s downtown campus opening this fall. View a Google map of the available transportation options.

Parking spaces

Parking permits that go on sale June 8 will be restricted to occupants of the Pitt/Ferry building. They provide for access to the parking garage directly west of the building at the same rate as the parking structure on main campus. A Compark lot located south of University Avenue between Church Street and Dougall Avenue offers student parking permits at the same cost as those on the main campus.

Holders of permits for both the ground lot and parking garage will also be able to use the parking lot at Askin and University avenues while visiting main campus

The Parking Services office will handle the sale and administration of both ground and parking garage permits, just as it does for on-campus parking.

Bus service

Transit Windsor has increased the frequency of buses between the main campus and downtown on two relevant routes—the Transway 1C along University Avenue and the Crosstown 2 along Wyandotte Street. Buses run weekdays:

7 to 9 a.m. every 10 minutes;
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every 15 minutes;
2 to 6 p.m. every 10 minutes;
after 6 p.m. every 30 minutes.

Transit Windsor has also launched a trip planning tool that combines the latest bus schedule and route information with the power of Google Maps. View this free service that puts transit information at your fingertips.

Other options

The distance between UWindsor’s main campus and downtown is 3 kilometers—six minutes by car, a 35 minute walk or a 10 minute bike ride along dedicated lanes on University Avenue.

The University, in conjunction with UWSA and the Alumni Association, has established a student-run Bike Share program. Learn more about this service.