Eco Park Program

Due to the modified 2019-20 parking year, the Eco Park Program was modified to assess and reflect last year’s parking term: September 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 (7 months total; all eligible reimbursements were prorated accordingly.  The application period is now closed.

Please note, the Eco Park Program for the 2020-21 parking year will be suspended.

Eco Park Program Summary

The Eco Park Program is one of the ways in which the University of Toronto Mississauga is actively supporting a green community by promoting the use of low-emission vehicles. This includes hybrid, electric and small engine vehicles that emit less than or equal to 125.0g of CO2/km.

Low-emission vehicles provide us all with environmental benefits; in recognition of the commitment, financial investment, and attitude shift of the vehicle owner, the Eco Park Program will partially reimburse (up to a maximum of $300) an eligible applicant for their annual parking permit. The reimbursement will take place after the end of the parking year being evaluated.

This program will be renewed on a year-to-year basis as the popularity of hybrid vehicles is expected to increase annually.

An updated eligible vehicles list can be found below. Please select your vehicle year for a list of eligible makes and models.

List of Eligible Low-Emission Vehicles by Model Year Available Here

PDF of newer eligible vehicles can be found here

Eligible Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles are also eligible for the Eco Park Program. These can include:

  • Ford Focus Electric
  • Mitsubishi i-MiEV
  • Nissan LEAF
  • Smart Fortwo electric drive
  • Tesla Model S
  • Chevrolet Volt

How Emissions are Rated

A vehicle’s emission rating is designated by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Office of Energy Efficiency Fuel Consumption Ratings. If a vehicle does not exist on the pre-approved list it will be verified at the Natural Resources Canada webpage found here. To determine the g/km of a vehicle on the list, refer to the "CO2 g/km" column provided for the vehicle.

NEW: For model year 2015 onwards, vehicle manufacturers are using an improved testing procedure to determine the fuel consumption ratings of new light-duty vehicles. The new test methods result in higher fuel consumption ratings that are more representative of everyday driving. The ratings for 1995-2014 vehicles have been adjusted to reflect the new test methods.

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