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Parking for weddings taking place at the Birks Heritage Chapel or Thomson House

Parking for weddings taking place at the Birks Heritage Chapel

Parking is available for guests in the following areas in proximity to the Birks Heritage Chapel (3520 University, Montreal):

  • Main Campus, north side (entrance is located at the intersection of University and Milton streets): 30 spaces (includes 4 spaces designated for persons with disabilities).
  • FDA Courtyard (entrance lane is located between 3420 and 3450 University): 15 spaces (2015-16: this lot is not available due to construction at the Pulp & Paper Research Centre, 3420 University).
  • MNI Lot (just north of 3801 University): 135 spaces

Clicking on the image below will open a Google map page which shows the locations of the parking areas near the Birks Heritage Chapel.

McGill downtown campus parking for weddings at Birks Chapel - Google map

Unless prior arrangements are made, guests arriving to park for a wedding will be charged for parking. Please visit the visitor parking page for rates and accepted methods of payment.

Parking is not guaranteed for wedding guests. If there is a special event taking place at the same time as the wedding (e.g. Montreal Alouettes football game), wedding guests may not be able to park in proximity to the Birks Heritage Chapel. Please contact Parking & Transportation Services at (514) 398-4559 or by parking [dot] services [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) to inquire about special events.

Wedding planners can arrange to pay for wedding guests' parking by completing the wedding parking webform. The rate is $10.00 (taxes included) per parking space.

Parking for weddings taking place at Thomson House

Parking is available for guests in the following areas in proximity to Thomson House (3650 McTavish, Montreal):

  • Powell East Lot (entrance is just north of 3610 McTavish): 14 spaces **Parking must be paid for in advance** (PARKING NOT AVAILABLE IN THIS LOT FROM JULY 18, 2016 TO SUMMER OF 2017 DUE TO CITY OF MONTREAL PROJECT)
  • Powell West Lot (entrance is from Peel Street, just north of Av. du Docteur-Penfield): 20 spaces **Parking must be paid for in advance**
  • McIntyre garage (entrance is via the laneway just north of 3690 Peel): 398 spaces

Clicking on the image below will open a Google map page which shows the locations of the parking areas near Thomson House.

McGill downtown campus - map of parking areas near Thomson House.

Parking in Powell East and Powell West is restricted to permit holders only. Parking passes can be purchased ahead of time at the rate of $10.00 (taxes included) per pass for a weekend date. The pass must be hung on the rearview window of the vehicle while it's parked in the lot. To purchase parking passes in advance, please call Parking & Transportation Services at (514) 398-4559 or parking [dot] services [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) for more information.

McIntyre garage is open to the public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please visit the visitor parking page for rates and accepted methods of payment.

If there is a special event taking place at the same time as the wedding (e.g. Montreal Alouettes football game), wedding guests may not be able to park in proximity to Thomson House. Please contact Parking & Transportation Services at (514) 398-4559 or by parking [dot] services [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) to inquire about special events.