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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.

Weekend parking and weekday evening parking (after 5pm only) is open to the public on a first-come first-served basis, as well as sponsored guests. Parking and circulation on Main Campus may be restricted during special events, such as Open House and Convocation.

Clicking on the image below will open a Google map page which shows the location of Main Campus parking area located on the downtown campus.

McGill Downtown Campus Main Campus parking area.

Arranging parking for a visitor on the Main Campus

To arrange parking for a visitor on the Main Campus, please submit the online request form at least one business day prior to the visitor's arrival, before 4pm.

If you indicate a FOAPAL on the web form, it will be charged for the period of time that the guest has parked. If a FOAPAL is not specified, the guest will be required to pay on the way out using cash or a credit card. Please click here for rate information.

Once the form is submitted, you will be sent a confirmation email with instructions within one business day. Request forms submitted after 4pm on Friday will only be processed on Monday morning. If you do not receive an email confirmation within one business day, please call Parking & Transportation Services at (514) 398-4559 or send an parking [dot] services [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).

If you need to arrange parking for a guest after 4pm on the business day prior to arrival or on the same day as the guest's arrival, please call Parking & Transportation Services at (514) 398-4559 or send an parking [dot] services [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email).

The visitor parking spaces are limited to 30. Once this limit has been reached all other requests may be refused. The allocation of parking is made on a first-come first-served basis based on the date and time of the request form submission.

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Updating or cancelling a request

Please parking [dot] services [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) requests for updates or cancellations to Parking & Transportation Services before 4pm on the business day prior to the visitor's scheduled date of arrival.

Failure to advise Parking & Transportation Services of a cancellation will result in the maximum daily fee for parking charged for that guest, even though they didn't park. If a cancellation occurs due to an exceptional circumstance and you can only notify Parking & Transportation Services on the same day the guest was supposed to park, please send an parking [dot] services [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) as soon as possible explaining what has happened. The decision to charge the maximum daily fee will be considered on a case by case basis by the manager.