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Main campus parking

Limited parking for occasional visitors to the lower campus is available north of the James Administration Building. Subject to availability, a McGill sponsor can have a space allocated for a guest participating in an academic or administrative activity or a McGill event.

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'.

Forms, permit rates, parking plans, and instructional media


Description Link to the form
Staff members with annual permits must submit this form to cancel their permit and associated payroll deduction fees.

Persons with disabilities

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


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Parking restrictions in Burnside garage and FDA Courtyard: Saturday, October 22 and the overnight period from 9pm on Monday, October 24 to 3am on Tuesday, October 25

Due to work taking place for the Green Chemistry project at the Pulp & Paper Research Centre, the Burnside garage and FDA Courtyard will be inaccessible during the following dates and times:

Staff parking permits

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

Student parking permits

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


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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.

Downtown campus

Parking & Transportation Services

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