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Crane lift near the entrance to the MNI lot on July 1 and 2

A crane will be lifting heavy equipment/materials behind the new expansion of the Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital on the following dates/times:

    July 1, 2015: 7am to approximately 5pm
    July 2, 2015: 9:30am to 1:30pm

The lift operation will result in only one access lane for vehicles. Agents will be on site to direct traffic while the lift is taking place.

A plan indicating the location of the crane is available by clicking on the following link: crane-mni-july-1-2-2015.pdf

Additional crane lifts are expected during the week of July 6 and the dates/times will be communicated to permit holders once received from the project manager.

Please drive carefully and slowly in this area to ensure the safety of the pedestrians, workers and other drivers in the area.


Work being done on the Bellini/Life Science complex roof: June 29 to July 8

The company Pomerleau will be doing some work on the roof of the Bellini/Life Science Complex from Monday, June 29 to Wednesday, July 8, 2015 inclusive. This work will begin in the interconnecting lane between Peel and Sir William Osler on the north east side of the Bellini/Life Science building and involve a lift partially blocking the lane. As the work progresses, the lift will be placed in the ramp leading down to the McIntyre garage. At this time, it is not possible to give an exact timeline as there may be delays due to the nature of the work and the weather.

The project manager has indicated that access to the McIntyre garage and the lane will not be disrupted, however, vehicles may have to stop for a short period and wait to be granted access by the workers who will be on site to direct traffic.

It is strongly recommended that during the first few days of the project, when the work is being done on the north east side of the building, vehicles requiring access to McIntyre garage enter and exit via Peel Street.

Please drive carefully and slowly through this area to ensure the safety of the workers, other drivers and pedestrians in the area.

Parking & Transportation Services and Facilities Operations & Development would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation.


North (entry) lane of Milton gate will be closed on Monday, July 6 and Tuesday, July 7 due to work on the Wilson Hall facade

Survey work of the Wilson Hall façade require that a lift be placed in the entrance (north) lane of the Milton gate on the following dates from 7am to 5pm:
• Monday, July 6
• Tuesday, July 7

McGill Security agents will be on site to direct vehicle traffic both in and out via the exit (south) lane at all times while the work is being done. The Main Campus parking lot will remain open to authorized vehicles (those on the list and those with authorized permits) during the project.

Please drive carefully and slowly through this area to ensure the safety of the workers, other drivers and pedestrians in the area.


Crane in the FDA Courtyard lot starting on Monday, June 29 for a period of 6-8 business days

Beginning on Monday, June 29, for a period of approximately 6-8 business days, a crane will be occupying a section of the FDA Courtyard parking lot behind Macdonald Engineering and Macdonald-Harrington. The crane is necessary for the inspection of the masonry façade of the Macdonald Engineering Building.

Please click on the following link to view a map showing the location of the crane: fda_courtyard.pdf

Should the FDA Courtyard lot reach capacity, permit holders may park in the nearby RVC Lot instead.


Facade inspections - Macdonald Engineering beginning June 8, 2015

Facilities Management and Development have mandated Rainville & Frere to do a series of detailed inspections of the façade of the Macdonald Engineering Building.

The inspection will be done in 3 phases beginning with the north side, continuing to the west (front) and finishing on the south side.  Work on the north side begins on Monday June 8, 2015.  Be advised that June 10, the north delivery door will be inaccessible.

The work is scheduled to be completed by July 15, 2015

Please be vigilant when driving to or from the south side of Main Campus as circulation around Macdonald Engineering is limited to one lane during the inspections.



McTavish reservoir project - work on McTavish Street above Dr. Penfield beginning in early June 2015

The City of Montreal’s McTavish Reservoir project will resume early in June for a duration of 7 weeks with localized construction. This work should not impact vehicle accessibility to the Education garage, Powell East lot or the other outdoor lots accessed via McTavish street, above Dr. Penfield. Some lanes may be closed and street parking may be restricted, but a street closure is not expected. The work will consist mainly of surface landscaping (levelling, access road, etc). Unfortunately, exact dates for this work have not been given.

Should McTavish, north of Dr. Penfield, become inaccessible at any time due to this work, permit holders may park in the following overflow areas:

  • Education garage permit holders may park in the McIntyre garage. Transponders are already coded for this location.
  • Duggan House permit holders may park in other B2 zone lots (e.g. Drummond lot on the corner of Dr. Penfield and Promenade Sir William Osler).
  • Powell East lot and 3610 McTavish permit holders may park in the Powell West lot or in the B2 zone lots (e.g. Drummond lot on the corner of Dr. Penfield and Promenade Sir William Osler).

For a map indicating these locations, please visit our Designations and overflow page.


Montreal Alouettes 2015 Football Season

The Montreal Alouettes will be playing at the Molson Stadium on the following dates for the 2015 season:

  • Thursday, June 18 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, July 3 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, July 16 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, August 13 at 7:30pm
  • Thursday, September 3 at 7:30pm
  • Sunday, September 20 at 1pm
  • Monday , October 12 at 1pm (Thanksgiving)
  • Sunday, October 18 at 1pm
  • Sunday, November 8 at 1pm

Parking on game day: For security reasons, the Montreal Alouettes will not allow any vehicles to park in the MNI Lot (Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital). Permit holders must park in the McIntyre garage instead as the remaining spaces at the Residences will be used for patients of the Neuro and their family members and friends. The entrance to the garage is via the lane off Peel Street, just north of 3690 Peel. Your transponder has already automatically been coded to work in McIntyre garage.

Parking on the day before game day: For security reasons, all vehicles must exit the MNI lot:

  • Before 6pm on the following dates: June 17, June 24, July 2, July 15, August 12, and September 2, 2015.
  • Before noon on the following dates: September 19, October 11, October 17, and November 7, 2015.

All vehicles should be moved to the Residences parking area before the specified times for the dates indicated above or park there directly upon arrival on the day before game day if leaving after the specified time.

Please note that the Montreal Police close University Street (between Sherbrooke and Pine Avenue) to vehicular traffic one to two hours before the start of a Montreal Alouettes football game. Approximately half an hour after the game begins, the street is re-opened to traffic. The street is closed off again for a short period of time at the end of the game.

Parking & Transportation Services would like to thank you for your cooperation.


Service tunnel project affecting the access to the MNI lot until October 2015

Contractors for the service tunnel project have been working behind the new expansion of the Neuro since the fall of 2014. A portion of the lane passage to the parking spaces has remained blocked. Personnel have been put on site to direct traffic and ensure the safety of pedestrians. The work in this zone is expected to be completed sometime in October of 2015. A map indicating the affected area is available here: service_tunnel_project_neuro_parking.pdf

More information about the service tunnel project is available here: http://www.mcgill.ca/channels-contribute/channels/news/controlled-tunnel-blasting-lyman-duff-neuro-236698 (please note that the date indicated on that webpage has not been updated)

To ensure the safety of all drivers and pedestrians, please drive slowly and carefully through the affected area.



Long-term closure of the Lyman Duff Lot due to the service tunnel construction project until February 2016

The Lyman Duff Lot, accessed from Av. des Pins, just east of University, has been closed to permit holder and visitor parking since Monday, April 14th, 2014 to facilitate the service tunnel project. The parking lot will only be accessible to construction vehicles for the duration of the project, which is expected to take over a year (expected completion date is February 2016).

Pedestrians will be redirected to the 3775 University entrance of the building.

Those with All Areas (“C”) or Lyman Duff (“L”) permits may park in the MNI Lot starting April 14th. The entrance to this parking lot is located just north of 3801 University, on the right-hand side (the same side as the Neuro and Molson Stadium).

Permit holder parking is not permitted under the north stands of the stadium on weekdays between 6am and 6pm, to facilitate parking for daily visitors, most of which are patients or their family members or friends. Permit holders must instead park in the middle field just past the stadium during that time frame.

More information about this project is available here: http://www.mcgill.ca/channels-contribute/channels/news/controlled-tunnel-blasting-lyman-duff-neuro-236698 (please note that the date indicated on that webpage has not been updated)


Support beams in McIntyre garage

Support beams have been installed beside some of the concrete columns located on levels 2 through 7 in the garage which the structural engineering firm that has inspected the garage has identified as needing repair. These additional support beams are required as a precaution.


Vehicle circulation restrictions in front of the Leacock Building until further notice

Vehicle circulation on the roadway area in front of the Leacock Building is restricted to:

  • Vehicles having 2 axles
  • Small trucks (4 wheels only)

Heavy or oversized vehicles, those with more than 2 axles or those having more than 4 wheels are prohibited from driving in the restricted area. For a map indicating this area, please click on the following link: main_campus_-_circulation_restrictions_in_front_of_leacock.pdf

These restrictions will remain in place until further notice but are expected to be long term. They are necessary because of concerns relating to the structure of the road bed between the Redpath Museum and the Leacock Building.

The information should be relayed to affected suppliers, contractors, deliveries, and service technicians.


Parking restrictions at the Purvis Hall lot due to masonry project until further notice

The masonry contractor at Purvis Hall has cordoned off an area around the building with fences for the safety of pedestrians in the area while they are doing masonry work. Three out of the six parking spaces in this lot are inaccessible during the project. A projected completion date has not been given.

Permit holders using this lot may park in other “B2” zones until the project is completed. The largest of these lots is Drummond. Please click on designations and overflow in the left sidebar for a map of these locations.