Visitor parking

Downtown campus visitor parking areas

Clicking on the image below will open a Google map page showing the locations of all downtown campus parking areas open to the public. If you have a permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities, please visit the Persons with disabilities web page.

Access to the Main Campus parking area (entrance located at the corner of Milton and University Streets) is restricted between 6am and 5pm on weekdays and during special events, like Convocation. Please visit the Main Campus parking page for more information. Visitors with a permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities will be permitted to park at all times.

For information about parking at the Macdonald Campus, please click here.

Visitor/public parking map for the McGill University downtown campus.

Can't view the map? Here's a text version.

Parking located near McGill's downtown campus

The Montreal Parkopedia website provides information about parking near the downtown campus, including several private non-McGill parking lots and garages open to the public. The Parkopedia website is not maintained by McGill and is provided for informational purposes only.

Rates, hours and methods of payment

Parking rates:

  • Mon-Fri: $3.75/30 minutes to a maximum of $21.00 for the day, with entry between 6am and 5pm.
  • Mon-Fri: $3.75/30 minutes to a maximum of $11.00 for the evening, with entry after 5pm.
  • Sat-Sun: $3.75/30 minutes to a maximum of $11.00 for the day.

The rates displayed at the entrances of parking areas or near the parking equipment take precedence over those posted on the website. An increased flat rate is charged during Alouettes football games.


  • 680 Sherbrooke garage (entrance from President-Kennedy, just west of Robert-Bourassa): Mon-Fri, 7am to 9:30pm. Closed weekends and holidays.
  • Bronfman garage (entrance behind 1001 Sherbrooke St. West): Mon-Fri, 7am to 10pm. Closed weekends and holidays. (Garage is presently only available for permit holder parking in 2022-23)
  • Education garage (3700 McTavish): Mon-Thu, 7am to 10:30pm. Fri, 7am to 8:30pm. Closed weekends and holidays. (Garage is closed for renovations in 2022)

Overnight parking is prohibited in the garages and exterior lots without prior authorization.

Methods of payment:

  • Cash is accepted at all locations where public parking is available. However, the machines in the Drummond, FDA, lots accept coins only. Denominations higher than $20.00 are not accepted.
  • Credit and debit cards are accepted by the machine in the Drummond lot and by the agents at the Sports Complex/Stadium/Upper Residences lots and the Main Campus lot.
  • Credit cards are accepted by the machine in the FDA lot.
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