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Permit categories and alternate parking areas

Occasionally, you may arrive at your designated parking area and find that there is no space available or it is inacessible due to emergency work.

You can determine the permit category of your parking permit by identifying the large red letter or letter-number combination on the right-hand side of it. For the example below, the permit category is 'A1'.

Example of a McGill University parking permit sticker.


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Temporary reopening of the Lyman Duff Lot effective April 27, 2016

The Lyman Duff Lot, accessed from Av. des Pins, just east of University, has been temporarily reopened to permit holder parking effective Wednesday, April 27, while the work involving the lot has been halted. Once the work resumes, an email will be sent to permit holders to advise them that the lot will be closed once more.

Persons with disabilities

Downtown campus - map of accessible parking spaces and building accessibility guide


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1. Introduction

1.0 McGill University offers parking privileges to its academic and administrative staff, students and the public in a number of garages, and in various surface locations on and around the Main Campus.

Student parking permits

The number of parking spaces on the downtown campus is limited.

Staff parking permits

The number of parking spaces on the downtown campus is limited.

Downtown campus

Parking & Transportation Services

  Parking & Transportation Services is a member unit of Campus Public Safety.