Parking & Transportation Services has moved to 1010 Sherbrooke, suite 525 (5th floor). The main entrance is from Metcalfe Street, just south of Sherbrooke. The office is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4pm.


Student parking permits

Students who previously purchased a Winter 2022 term permit and who would like to purchase a parking permit for the Fall 2022 term should complete the Fall Term 2022 renewal form.

Student permits for Downtown Campus

Students not living in residences

Location

For students paying the term rate the location of the parking is available at the McIntyre Garage only. Please note the information below:

McIntyre garage information and map

  • Accessing the garage: The garage entrance is accessed via the interconnecting lane between Peel and Promenade Sir William Osler (Drummond above Dr. Penfield).
  • Capacity: approximately 350 spaces over 7 levels (there are no elevators between levels).
  • Opening hours: Permit holders may enter to park between 6am and 10pm on weekdays. They may exit at any time. These hours will be extended in the future, as circumstances change.
  • Maximum height: 6'6 (2m) for Levels M-5; 6'2 (1m80) for levels 6-7.
  • Electric vehicle (EV) charge stations: 16 EV stations are located on levels 3, 5 and 7 only. We are presently offering free EV charging to McGill students and employees for a limited time. To take advantage of this offer, you must be a FLO member. When emailing your parking permit application form, in the body of the email, you must indicate either the FLO membership number on your card OR the FLO mobile app number that starts with "MA", found in the account section of the app. You can sign up for a membership on the FLO website.
  • Pedestrian access: The pedestrian exit doors in the garage are accessible on weekdays only, as follows:
    • Elevator vestibule for the Life Sciences Complex (level M): 7am to 6pm
    • Stewart Biology (level 3): 7am to 6pm
    • Faculty of Law (levels 5 and 7): 8am to 6pm

    It may be possible for garage users with disabilities to obtain silent hours access to the doors indicated above by putting a request in the body of the email when sending in the application form.

    Garage users may enter and exit the garage via the pedestrian door on Level M, located near the garage exit door. A McGill ID card is required to use this door outside of the hours of 7am to 6pm on weekdays.

Map showing the location of the McIntyre garage, located on the downtown campus of McGill University.

Rates

Parking for the McIntyre is being sold by term only. The rate is $600 for 4 months and can be paid as one installment or in two installments of $300. Term rates follow the school semester.

  • For the Fall term the parking period is from September 1st to December 31st. For students paying one installment, payment is made at the end of August. For students paying 2 installments, the first installment is at the end of August and the second is at the end of October.
  • For the Winter term the parking period is from January 1st to April 30th. For students paying one installment, payment is made at the end of December. For students paying 2 installments, the first installment is at the end of December and the second is at the end of February.

Eligibility

The number of spaces on the downtown campus is limited. To be eligible to purchase a parking permit, you must live at least 2km away from the metro station closest to your home OR you must have at least one child under the age of 5 registered in a daycare centre.

How to purchase a permit

To apply for a parking permit, please fill out the eligibility form. Parking services will contact you to confirm approval within 5 business days. Once approved, permits can be purchased in person at the Parking & Transportation Services office, located at 1010 Sherbrooke, suite 525 (5th floor). The office hours are weekdays from 9am to 4pm and it is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

What you need to bring to the office:

  • Payment. Payment can be made with cash, cheque (to the order of McGill University), debit or credit card.
  • Proof of enrollment if you did not provide it through email. You may display this on an electronic device or show a paper copy. 
  • Proof of address. Accepted proof of address includes a copy of a utilities bill, cellular phone or internet bill, or driver’s license.
  • Student application form if not provided by email (optional) You may fill out and print this form ahead of time and bring it with you to the office or you may fill out the form at the office. If you plan to fill it out at the office, please ensure you have the plate number of your vehicle(s).

Students living in residences

Students residing in Solin Hall should call (514) 398-5131.

Students residing in graduate housing should call (514) 398-6050.

Only students residing in a downtown campus undergraduate residence may purchase permits for the outdoor lots of the Upper Residences located near Gardner Hall and McConnell Hall.

Location

The Upper Residences is the only location available to students residing in a downtown campus undergraduate residence.

Upper Residences lot information and map

  • Accessing the lot: The lot is accessed at the top of University Street. The parking spaces are located on either side of McConnell Hall (3905 University) and beside Gardner Hall (3925 University).
  • Capacity: approximately 28 outdoor spaces.
  • Opening hours: Permit holders may enter and exit the area 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without restrictions.

Map of the Upper Residences lots

 

Rates

Permits for the Upper Residences can be purchased per calendar month, weekly or in combination to a maximum of 3 months at a time. The rates are $185.00 monthly or $50.00 weekly.

How to purchase a permit

To apply for a parking permit, please fill out the eligibility form. Parking services will contact you to confirm approval within 5 business days. Permits for the Upper Residences must be purchased in person at the Parking & Transportation Services office located at 1010 Sherbrooke, suite 525 (5th floor). The office hours are weekdays from 9am to 4pm and it is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

What you need to bring to the office:

  • Payment. Payment can be made with cash, cheque (to the order of McGill University), debit or credit card.
  • Copy of your lease with McGill University. You may display this on an electronic device or show a paper copy.
  • Student application form (optional). You may fill out and print this form ahead of time and bring it with you to the office or you may fill out the form at the office. If you plan to fill it out at the office, please ensure you have the plate number of your vehicle(s).

Students with disabilities

Students who have a disability, medical condition, or temporary injury may be able to obtain a permit for a parking area near the building(s) where they attend classes. Please contact Parking and Transportation Services to obtain rate information for relevant permits.

Students who have the SAAQ permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities

Please contact Parking and Transportation Services immediately to obtain a parking permit. Please send an parking.services [at] mcgill.ca (email) that includes a photo or scan of the registration paper that accompanies your SAAQ hangtag for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities and the name of the building(s) where you attend classes. If you are unable to send an email, you may bring this to the office in person.

If you have a permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities that has been issued to you by a province or territory other than Quebec or from the United States, you will still be able to obtain a parking permit. Please follow the same procedure indicated above.

Students who do not have the SAAQ permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities

Please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website to apply for a proximity parking permit.

Macdonald campus permits

Please visit the Macdonald campus page here.

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