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Parking Designations and Overflow Areas

Occasionally, you may arrive at your designated parking area and find that there is no space available to park. Listed below are the various classes of permits, their parking area designation and the alternate areas (referred to as overflow), when parking is unavailable in the designated location. You can determine which permit class you belong to by examining the large red letter on the right-hand side of your permit.

Parking Permit

Click on the small map images below in order to see an enlarged version detailing the designated parking and overflow parking area(s).


“A” on transponder Permit Designation:

Main Campus

Location: The entrance to the Main Campus parking area is from Milton Gate only (corner of Milton and University Streets). The Main Campus is only accessible to "A" permit holders who have a provincial or state issued parking permit for spaces designated for persons with disabilities.


“A” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:

840 Penfield

Location: The entrance to this small outdoor parking lot is at 840 Docteur-Penfield Av.

Overflow

  • Powell Parking Lots (The Powell Lots are located on either side of the Powell Building located at 3637 Peel St. Powell West is accessed from Peel St. just north of Docteur-Penfield Av. and Powell East is accessed from McTavish St. just north of Docteur-Penfield Av.)

Click on image above to view a map indicating the location of the 840 Penfield outdoor parking lot and it's designated overflow zones.


“A1” on transponder Permit Designation:
Burnside Garage

Location: Access to the Burnside Garage is from the laneway off of University St. between the Pulp & Paper Research Centre located at 3420 University St. and the Adams Building located at 3450 University St. Take a left turn at the end of the laneway to reach the entrance of the garage.

Overflow

  • Bronfman Garage (access to this garage is from the lane off Peel Street, just north of Sherbrooke or the lane off McTavish Street, just north of Sherbrooke.) If parking after 8:30am, please contact the parking office at (514) 398-4559 to arrange to have your transponder coded for access to Bronfman garage so that it will activate the gates. If parking before 8:30am, please take a ticket to enter the garage and phone the office before 4:30pm to arrange to have your transponder coded to let you out of the garage.

Map of Burnside garage and overflow areas.


“A1” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
FDA Courtyard

Location: The entrance to this small outdoor parking lot is from the laneway between the Adams Building (3450 University St.) and the Pulp and Paper Research Centre (3420 University St.).

Overflow

  • Behind Royal Victoria College/Strathcona Music Building

FDA Lot and Overflow parking areas.


“A2” on transponder Permit Designation:
Bronfman Garage

Location: The entrance to this garage is via the lanes from Peel and McTavish Street, just north of Sherbrooke St. The entrance is from the back of the Bronfman Building, 1001 Sherbrooke St. West.

Overflow

  • McIntyre garage (access to the garage is from the laneway off Peel St. between Docteur-Penfield Av. and Av. des Pins. The laneway is located between 3690 Peel and 3706/3708 Peel.) If parking after 8:30am, please contact the parking office at (514) 398-4559 to arrange to have your transponder coded for access to McIntyre garage so that it will activate the gates. If parking before 8:30am, please take a ticket to enter the garage and phone the office before 4:30pm to arrange to have your transponder coded to let you out of the garage.

Bronfman garage and overflow parking areas.


“B1” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Behind Royal Victoria College/Strathcona Music Building

Location: The entrance to this small outdoor parking lot is from Aylmer Street just north of Sherbrooke St., behind the New Music Building (527 Sherbrooke St. West)

Overflow

  • Upper Residences

RVC/Strathcona Music Lot and overflow areas.


“B1” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Diocesan

Location: The entrance to this small outdoor parking lot is from the connecting laneways off of Aylmer Street between Sherbrooke St. and Milton St.

Overflow

  • Behind Royal Victoria College/Strathcona Music Building

Diocesan lot and overflow areas.


“B1” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
3661 University

Location: The entrance to this small outdoor parking lot is from the laneway off Aylmer, just south of Av. des Pins and north of 3654 Aylmer St.

Overflow

  • Upper Residences

3661 University lot and overflow areas.


“B2” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Exterior Lots North of Penfield

Location: "B2" permit holders may park in the following lots: Drummond Lot, Duggan House, Davis House, Purvis Hall, Charles and Lady Meredith Houses, Hosmer House and Annex, 3690 Peel.

Overflow

  • Should there be no space available in one of the lots, "B2" permit holders may park in one of the other B2 zone lots.

B2 zone and overflow areas.


“B3” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Laneway lots between Peel and McTavish

Location: "B3" permit holders may park in the following lots: behind the Faculty Club, Bookstore, University Centre, 3438 McTavish, 3459 Peel, 3463 Peel, 3465 Peel, 3471 Peel, 3475 Peel, 3479 Peel.

Overflow

  • Any of the lots in the “B2” zone: Drummond Lot, Duggan House, Davis House, Purvis Hall, Charles and Lady Meredith Houses, Hosmer House and Annex, 3690 Peel.

B3 zone parking and overflow areas.


“C” on transponder Permit Designation:
All Areas

Permit Holders with "C" permits can park in any outdoor automated and non-automated lot, as well as in any garage. Only "C" permit holders with provincial or state issued handicapped permits may use the parking on Main Campus. Please see maps of all other permit designations.


“D” on transponder Permit Designation:
All Areas – University Vehicles

Fleet coordinators are allocated “D” permits for the University vehicles which they are responsible for. These University vehicles may park in any outdoor automated and non-automated lot, as well as in any garage. University vehicles are the only vehicles authorized for 24 hour parking.


“E” on transponder Permit Designation:
Education Garage

Location: The entrance to this garage is directly from McTavish St. at 3700 McTavish St. (Education Building).

Overflow

  • McIntyre garage. (access to the garage is from the laneway off Peel St. between Docteur-Penfield Av. and Av. des Pins. The laneway is located between 3690 Peel and 3706/3708 Peel.) If parking after 8:30am, please contact the parking office at (514) 398-4559 to arrange to have your transponder coded for access to McIntyre garage so that it will activate the gates. If parking before 8:30am, please take a ticket to enter the garage and phone the office before 4:30pm to arrange to have your transponder coded to let you out of the garage.

Education garage and overflow areas.


“F” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Powell Parking Lots (McTavish and Peel)

Location: The Powell Parking Lots are comprised of two lots: Powell Parking Lot East is accessed directly from McTavish St. between 3610 McTavish and Thomson House (3650 McTavish). Powell Parking Lot West is accessed directly from Peel St. just behind 1085 Av. du Docteur-Penfield (it is across from Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel).

Overflow

  • Any of the lots in the “B2” zone: Drummond Lot, Davis House, Purvis Hall, Charles and Lady Meredith Houses, Hosmer House and Annex, 3690 Peel.


Powell Lots and overflow areas.


“G” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Currie Gym

Location: The Currie Gym lot is a small parking lot situated below the McGill University Sports Complex (475 Av. des Pins West). It is accessed directly from Av. des Pins between University St. and Av. du Parc.

Overflow

  • Upper Residences

Currie gym parking lot and overflow areas


“L” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Lyman Duff Lot (Pathology)

Location: The Lyman Duff (Pathology) lot is a small parking lot accessed from Av. des Pins just west of 521 Av. des Pins, between Aylmer St. and University St.

Overflow

  • Upper Residences

Lyman Duff Lot and overflow areas


“M” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
MNI Lot

Location: The MNI lot is accessed from University, north of Av. des Pins. It is an exterior lot located near 3801 University (Montreal Neurological Institute & Hospital), Molson Stadium and the McConnell Winter Stadium (Arena).

Overflow

  • Upper Residences

MNI lot and overflow areas.


“R” on plastic hangtag Permit Designation:
Upper Residences

Location: The Upper Residences lot is accessed from University, north of Av. des Pins. It is an exterior lot located by the undergraduate student residences (Bishop Mountain Hall - 3935 University, Gardner Hall - 3925 University, Douglas Hall - 3851 University, McConnell Hall - 3905 University, and Molson Hall - 3915 University).

Overflow

  • MNI Lot

Upper Residences Lot and overflow areas.


“T” on transponder Permit Designation:
McIntyre Garage

Location: The McIntyre garage is accessible from the interconnecting lane between Peel St. and Prom. Sir William Osler (Drummond, north of Av. du Docteur-Penfield). The lane is accessed from Peel St. between 3690 Peel and 3706/08 Peel and from 3655 Prom. Sir William Osler (Drummond).

Overflow

  • Any of the lots in the "B2" zone: Drummond Lot, Davis House, Purvis Hall, Charles and Lady Meredith Houses, Hosmer House and Annex, 3690 Peel.

McIntyre garage and overflow areas.


"S" on hangtag Permit Designation:

University Center outdoor lot

Location: The University Center outdoor lot is accessible from the lane between Peel and McTavish. The lot is situated just south of the University Center (3480 McTavish).

Overflow

  • Any of the lots in the "B3" zone: behind the Faculty Club, Bookstore, 3438 McTavish, 3459 Peel, 3463 Peel, 3465 Peel, 3471 Peel, 3475 Peel, 3479 Peel.
  • Any of the lots in the “B2” zone: Drummond Lot, Duggan House, Davis House, Purvis Hall, Charles and Lady Meredith Houses, Hosmer House and Annex, 3690 Peel.