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‘HONK’ if you love mobile parking payment solutions

Drivers can now pay using new app at all UM campuses

September 1, 2023 — 

If you’re planning on parking at the Fort Garry or Bannatyne campuses, you’ll have a new option for mobile payments: HONK.

Starting immediately, drivers can use their phones to pay for parking using the HonkMobile app, available for both iPhone and Android, or by scanning the on-site QR codes found in UM parking lots.

How it works

After either downloading the app or scanning a QR code, drivers will be asked to input their licence  plate details, select desired parking duration and choose from a variety of rate options.

For users who prefer not to create an account, scanning a QR code provides a guest checkout option. Once set up, users can opt in to receive text message reminders before parking expires, with the option to extend time right from the app or website.

Both the app and QR code options allow drivers to pay for parking using Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit and all major credit cards.

About HONK

HONK was founded in 2013 after CEO Michael Back and his children missed several innings of a baseball game due to parking availability and payment issues. Its contactless parking payment services are in use at more than 10,000 locations across Canada and the US.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out directly to the Office of Parking and Transportation at

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