PARKING

It's no secret. Parking at the studio can be frustrating. Our parking lots are small and the street is often packed with vehicles from the college. Other businesses on Lyon St. are very protective of their assigned parking spots and they will not hesitate to have someone towed. We would hate to see that happen!

The most important rule: RESPECT OUR NEIGHBORS. If they ask you to move, please do so. We have to coexist with the businesses around us. We are all in this together.

  • Do NOT park in front of neighboring businesses during their hours of operation. This is the basic guideline ... but you must be flexible and accommodating. The space in front of a business is private property. They have the right to remove you at any time, even when they are closed! Only their patience and goodwill prevents you from being towed. Do not sneak into a spot for "just a minute" (unless you have permission). Respect and comply with all employees. Reports of Excalibur clientele disrespecting our neighbors will be addressed and taken seriously.

  • Canuck Mechanical requires their space until 5:30pm on weekdays. Though they close their doors at 4:30pm, their employees are often on site after hours. Canuck is closed on Saturday, freeing up several valuable spots on our busiest day of the week. We occasionally see their large trucks arriving during off hours, so do not block their loading area (24/7). Do not ignore their signage. Do not park directly in front of their entrance. If a Canuck employee asks you to move (regardless of the day and time), please do so.

  • PG Surg-Med is open until 5pm on weekdays and their lot becomes available once they close. It is IMPORTANT to note that Surg-Med is open on Saturday. Their clients are elderly and often have mobility issues, and may require room to load and unload wheelchairs, powered scooters, and other equipment. Resist the urge to use their parking lot during business hours (even if it appears empty). Respect their employees, respect their space.

  • B&F Auto, which is located across the street from Surg-Med, is quite friendly toward studio patrons. Still, do NOT park in their space during the work week. They are very busy and your vehicle may become trapped once they lock the gate. However, B&F is closed on weekends and they allow us to use their fenced in lot on Saturday, which is extremely generous and helpful. Be aware of this additional parking if you attend a weekend class.

  • On Saturday, as there are no classes at the college, expect to find plenty of additional street parking (especially on 18th avenue).

  • Please be aware, we do have a small parking lot (and a rear entrance to the studio) off Nicholson St. Avoid parking in front of the large bay door on the left. We share the lot with another business but they are not often on site during dance hours. This is an ideal place to drop off/pick up students and a great way to avoid the congestion on Lyon St.

While we do not enforce a strict drop-and-go policy, we do encourage it. We realize that younger students may want and need the help of a parent, but if your child is comfortable being dropped off, please consider it. Carpooling is also a helpful solution.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience that the parking situation may cause. Every business on Lyon St. has a parking problem, this is the reality of our location. We do our best to keep you informed and aware but it ultimately falls to you to respect our neighbors, to both comply and cooperate with their signage and employees.

Above all else: Stay safe. There are often young students on foot, especially on Saturday, so please drive (and park) with caution.