TORONTO, ON, September 6th, 2018 – HONK, North America’s fastest and most convenient way to find and pay for parking, announced today it has launched its mobile parking app at 6 additional colleges and universities across Canada, translating to a 26% growth of its postsecondary presence year-over-year. The newly added schools include: Brock University, Huron College, Georgian College, Queen’s University, SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) and St. Lawrence College. This is part of a massive growth plan driven by demand from colleges and universities for innovative and efficient solutions to bring convenient parking to students, staff and visitors on campus.

To celebrate the launches, HONK is running a promotion for first time users where the first parking session is free – up to $5 off. Users simply add promo code BACKTOSCHOOL at checkout for hourly or daily parking at any of the colleges or universities where HONK is accepted. This offer expires at midnight on September 30th, 2018.

The HonkAPP allows users and guests to seamlessly search, pay for, and top up parking directly from their smartphone, tablet or computer. Payments can be processed with all major credit cards, PayPal and mobile wallets. Users receive a 15-minute reminder before their parking session is set to expire, and the app allows them to buy additional time remotely whether it be in class or at the library – preventing costly tickets. Users simply click “pay” and walk away.

The app can accommodate different purchase types on campus including hourly and daily parking, semestered and monthly permits and special event parking from any internet connected device using the HonkAPP or website. HONK works closely with each institution to ensure the unique parking needs of the school are met. HONK is all about making paying for parking on your phone a natural part of everyday student life – students are stressed enough with exams, papers and lectures. Parking need not be an additional point of friction.

“We’re excited to roll out the HONK parking solution at Brock that will digitize the parking experience for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Modernizing parking on campus is a priority of ours as it gives students and staff an easy and efficient way to pay for parking – seamlessly fitting into university life,” said Tarilyn Bartels, Manager Parking Services Brock University.

“We’re thrilled to our expand our services to another 6 campuses this fall,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder & CEO. “The momentum we’ve seen over the past 12 months – and user feedback from our campuses – proves the high demand by this market for our parking solution. Colleges and universities are finding ways to modernize their campuses, and parking is a crucial piece of that modernization. Parking is a daily transaction for some students and faculty – it only makes sense to make the parking experience efficient and effective.”

Students can now focus all of their attention on those midterm exams because HONK is taking the worry out of parking this school year!

HONK is available at the following Universities and Colleges across Canada:

  • Western University
  • University of Windsor
  • Algonquin College
  • Conestoga College
  • Wilfrid Laurier University
  • MacEwan University
  • Lakehead University
  • University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • University of British Columbia Okanagan
  • Sheridan College
  • Conrad Grebel University College
  • Mohawk College
  • University of Lethbridge
  • Lethbridge College
  • John Abbott College
  • Keyano College
  • University of Alberta
  • St. Lawrence College
  • Huron College
  • Queen’s University
  • Brock University
  • Georgian College
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)