WINNIPEG MB, Sept 13, 2023 – HONK, North America’s leading provider of contactless payments for parking, is proud to partner with the University of Manitoba to make parking on campus both simpler and safer for students, staff, and visitors.


“We are thrilled to collaborate with HONK to increase and elevate the parking options at UM,” said Cameron Neufeld, Director, Office of Parking & Transportation, University of Manitoba. “Our new partnership ensures that we are able to offer best-in-class parking to our entire school community.”


Starting immediately, drivers can use their phones to pay for parking with the HONK mobile app (HONKAPP) or by scanning a QR code displayed on-site to access rate options, enter license plate, and choose parking time. This unique scan-to-park feature (HONKTAP) activates a guest checkout page that eliminates the need for app downloads or accounts. Through both payment options, drivers can opt-in to receive text reminders before their parking session ends and can extend time directly from their phone.


Both mobile solutions maximize convenience by allowing campus-goers to pay for parking with Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal, Interac Debit, and all major credit cards. All HONK parking solutions sync smoothly with the University of Manitoba’s internal systems.


“Our alliance with the University of Manitoba is a continuation of HONK’s longstanding commitment to serve colleges and universities across North America,” said Michael Back, HONK Founder and CEO. “Our goal is to deliver the smoothest, most seamless parking experience possible, which minimizes stress for everyone.”


About University of Manitoba

The University of Manitoba is recognized as Western Canada’s first university, located in Winnipeg. It is part of the U15, ranking among Canada’s top research-intensive universities and is Manitoba’s only medical-doctoral post-secondary institution. The University provides exceptional liberal arts, science and professional programs of study, inspiring undergraduate and post-graduate students to positively impact their communities as globally-engaged citizens. UM is committed to working together with the Indigenous community to advance Reconciliation, support Indigenous students, highlight Indigenous research and celebrate the successes of Indigenous community members. UM is home to more than 29,000 students, 5,000 academic staff, 3,900 support staff and more than 188,000 alumni.