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.
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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