Major Construction Work around the Faculty

Due to major construction work on Peel Street and Dr Penfield Avenue by the City of Montreal, traffic around the Faculty is heavily obstructed. Give yourself plenty of time to travel to and from the Faculty, no matter your mean of transportation. Here are current best ways to reach us.

This page will be updated frequently as new information arrives and as the worksite configuration changes. Please check back often. (Last update: October 30, 2018)

On this page:
Pedestrians
Public transit
Vehicles
Deliveries
Parking
Universal access

Pedestrian corridors, delivery zones and universal access points, as of October 30, 2018.

Map 1: Pedestrian corridors, delivery zones and universal access points, as of October 30, 2018.

Pedestrian access

  • The Nahum Gelber Law Library entrance is only accessible by coming in from the south walkway in front of the Faculty. The library is also accessible -- in a very limited way -- for those arriving from the north on Peel: a small portion of sidewalk remains open. This changes frequently, so please look at the signage.
  • The west door of New Chancellor Day Hall and the basement cafeteria door (south walkway) are the best options for pedestrians.
  • Give yourself more time than usual to travel, as several detours are required to get around the construction site.
  • We recommend you walk up Stanley Street instead of Peel Street, as there are fewer obstacles.

Public transit

Vehicular traffic

  • As of October 30, Peel Street is OPEN TO NORTHBOUND vehicular traffic between Sherbrooke Street and Dr. Penfield Avenue. Vehicles may drive up Peel Street and turn right on Dr. Penfield Avenue. Stopping on Peel Street is forbidden; therefore, please use alternate routes if you are dropping off someone. Daycare drop-offs should be done via the back alley.
  • As of October 30, Peel Street remains CLOSED TO SOUTHBOUND traffic between Sherbrooke Street and Dr Penfield Avenue.
  • The Peel/Dr Penfield intersection reopened to east-bound vehicular traffic on October 1.
  • Peel Street is closed to all vehicular traffic from the Peel/Dr Penfield intersection to Pine Avenue. This project will last until June 2019, according to the City of Montreal.
  • The northern portion of McTavish Street remains a one-way northbound street.
  • Pine Avenue is down to a single lane starting before McTavish and going a bit beyond Peel. Traffic is thus quite slow.
  • If you are being dropped off:
    Option 1: Arrive via Dr Penfield Avenue and ask to be dropped off at the Dr Penfield/Stanley intersection. You can access the Faculty through the west door (Stanley) or through the cafeteria door as described above.
    Option 2: Come up Drummond Street. You can access the Faculty through the west door (Stanley) or through the cafeteria door.
  • Be advised parking is currently extremely limited around the Faculty (see below).

Deliveries

  • A delivery drop-off zone has been reserved on Dr Penfield Avenue, near the Stewart Biology Building (1205 Dr Penfield). See map 1 above.
  • Delivery vehicles are required to avoid blocking the Reduced Mobility access ramp.
  • To bring deliveries into the Faculty, head towards New Chancellor Day Hall and, when you reach the metal handrail, turn right and head for the cafeteria door, located on the south side of Chancellor Day Hall. Once inside, turn left in the hallway to get to the elevators.

Parking

  • McIntyre garage closure: the McIntyre Garage is closed until 2020 for major repair work.
  • You can use McGill Parking Services’ website for alternative parking options: http://bit.ly/2zmhyiI
  • On-street parking is extremely limited due to construction work.
  • Parking for people with disabilities: one reserved parking spot is available at the intersection of Promenade Sir-William-Olser/Dr Penfield. See this map for more information: http://bit.ly/2I4hhUt

Universal Access

  • An access ramp is available on the sidewalk facing the Dr Penfield/Stanley intersection, shortly after the door of the Stewart Biology Building (1205, Dr Penfield Avenue). Head towards New Chancellor Day Hall and, when you reach the metal handrail, turn right and follow this path until you reach the Cafeteria door, located on the south side of Chancellor Day Hall. See Map 1 above, or Map 2 below.
  • Parking: one reserved parking spot is available at the intersection of Promenade Sir-William-Olser/Dr Penfield. See this map for more information: http://bit.ly/2I4hhUt

Map showing pedestrian access points and universal access points

Map 2: Universal access point and recommended pedestrian paths on the west side of Chancellor Day Hall.

See also McGill Construction Projects - Peel Street 2018.