Permit categories and alternate parking areas

Occasionally, you may arrive at your designated parking area and find that there is no space available, it is inacessible due to emergency work, or your designated parking area is a garage which is closed on weekends and holidays.

You can determine the permit category of your parking permit by identifying the large red letter or letter-number combination on the right-hand side of it. For the example below, the permit category is 'A1'.

Example of a McGill University parking permit sticker.

Clicking on the + symbol beside a permit category will provide you with a map of the designated parking area for that permit and the alternate parking area to be used when parking is unavailable in the designated parking location.

'A' on transponder, permit for Main Campus

Only permit holders who have a provincial or state issued permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities may park on the Main Campus. 

Alternate parking area: Main Campus permit holders may park in any other space designated for persons with disabilities on the downtown campus. Their provincial or state issued permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities must be displayed. If opting to park in one of the garages, the permit holder must contact the office to have their transponder coded temporarily for that location. For a map of all the downtown campus accessible parking spaces, please visit the Persons with disabilities web page.

Map of the Main Campus parking area.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking area.

'A1' on transponder, permit for Burnside garage

Alternate parking area: Bronfman garage (On weekends and holidays, permit holders may use the lot behind Royal Victoria College/Strathcona Music Building)

Map of the Burnside garage and alternate parking area: Bronfman garage.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'A1' on plastic hangtag, permit for the FDA Courtyard

Alternate parking area: Lot behind Royal Victoria College/Strathcona Music Building

Map of FDA parking area and alternate parking area: lot behind Strathcona Music/RVC.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'A2' on transponder, permit for Bronfman garage

Alternate parking area: McIntyre garage (Closed end of summer 2018 to 2020). A new alternate parking area will be indicated on this web page before the closure date.

Map of Bronfman garage and alternate parking area: McIntyre garage.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'B1' on plastic hangtag, permit for the lot behind RVC/Strathcona Music

Alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots

Map of the lot behind Strathcona Music/RVC and alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'B1' on plastic hangtag, permit for the University Hall lot

Alternate parking area: Lot behind RVC/Strathcona Music

Map of the University Hall lot and alternate parking area: lot behind Strathcona Music/RVC.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'B1' on plastic hangtag, permit for the 3661 University lot

Alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots

Map of the 3661 University lot and alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'B2' on plastic hangtag, permit for the exterior lots north of Dr. Penfield

Exterior 'B2' lots north of Dr. Penfield: Duggan House lot, Purvis Hall lot, Lady Meredith House lot, Charles Meredith House lot, 3690 Peel lot, Chancellor Day Hall Lot, McIntyre Platform Lot, Davis House lot, Hosmer House lot, Hosmer House Annex lot, and Drummond lot. Some lots may be inaccessible due to construction projects. These are indicated when you open the Google map.

Alternate parking area: Should a specific 'B2' parking area be inaccessible or at capacity, 'B2' permit holders may park in one of the other 'B2' lots.

Map of the exterior lots north of av. du Docteur-Penfield.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'B3' on plastic hangtag, permit for the laneway lots between Peel & McTavish

'B3' laneway lots between Peel & McTavish: lot behind 3420 McTavish, Faculty Club lot, University Centre lot (closed 2018 and 2019), lot behind 3479 Peel, lot behind 3471 Peel, lot behind 3459 Peel

Alternate parking area: Should all 'B3' parking area be inaccessible or at capacity, 'B3' permit holders may park in a 'B2' parking lot.

Map of the laneway lots between Peel and McTavish and the alternate parking area: exterior lots north of av. du Docteur-Penfield.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'C' on transponder, permit for All Areas

An All Areas permit allows parking in all of the following locations: The exterior lots north of Dr. Penfield ('B2' permit zone), exterior lots in the lane between Peel & McTavish ('B3' permit zone), Powell lots, 3661 University lot, 501 Pine lot, Lyman Duff lot (closed 2018), Upper Residences lot, MNI/Stadium/Arena lot*, Main Campus*, 3465 Durocher lot*, lot behind RVC/Strathcona Music, University Hall lot, FDA Courtyard lot, Bronfman garage, Burnside garage, Education garage, and McIntyre garage (closed from the end of the summer 2018 to 2020).

* The Main Campus parking area and the lot behind 3465 Durocher are only available to All Areas permit holders who also have a provincial or state issued permit for parking in spaces designated for persons with disabilities. Parking under the north stands of the Molson Stadium is prohibited between 8am and 6pm on weekdays to facilitate patient and visitor parking.

Map of parking lots and garages which can be used by vehicles displaying an 'All Areas' and/or 'Departmental' permit.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'D' on transponder, permit for All Areas and Departmental Zones

A departmental all areas permit allows parking in all of the following locations: The exterior lots north of Dr. Penfield ('B2' permit zone), exterior lots in the lane between Peel & McTavish ('B3' permit zone), Powell lots, 3661 University lot, 501 Pine lot, Lyman Duff lot (closed 2018), Upper Residences lot, MNI/Stadium/Arena lot*, Main Campus, 3465 Durocher lot, lot behind RVC/Strathcona Music, University Hall lot, FDA Courtyard lot, Bronfman garage, Burnside garage, Education garage, and McIntyre garage (closed from the end of the summer 2018 to 2020).

'D' permits are only issued to university-owned vehicles. They are authorized for 24 hour parking. * Parking under the north stands of the Molson Stadium is prohibited between 8am and 6pm on weekdays to facilitate patient and visitor parking.

Map of parking lots and garages which can be used by vehicles displaying an 'All Areas' and/or 'Departmental' permit.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas

'E' on transponder, permit for Education garage

Alternate parking area: McIntyre garage (Closed end of summer 2018 to 2020). A new alternate parking area will be indicated on this web page before the closure date.

Map of Education garage and alternate parking area: McIntyre garage.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'F' on plastic hangtag, permit for the Powell lots

Alternate parking area: If both Powell lots are full or inaccessible, 'F' permit holders may park in any of the exterior 'B2' lots north of Dr. Penfield: Duggan House lot, Purvis Hall lot, Lady Meredith House lot, Charles Meredith House lot, 3690 Peel lot, Chancellor Day Hall Lot, McIntyre Platform Lot, Davis House lot, Hosmer House lot, Hosmer House Annex lot, and Drummond lot. Some lots may be inaccessible due to construction projects. These are indicated when you open the Google map. Please note the Powell West Lot is closed until the end of January 2019 due to construction work on Peel Street.

Map of the Powell lots and alternate parking areas: exterior 'B2' lots north of Dr. Penfield.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'G' on plastic hangtag with access card, permit for the Currie Gym lot

Alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots

Map of the Currie Gym lot and alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'L' on plastic hangtag, permit for the Lyman Duff lot (closed 2018)

Alternate parking area: MNI/Stadium/Arena lot.

Map of the Lyman Duff lot and alternate parking area: MNI/Stadium/Arena lot.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'M' on transponder, permit for the MNI/Stadium/Arena lot

Alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots

Map of the MNI/Stadium/Arena lot and the alternate parking area: Upper Residences lots.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'R' on transponder, permit for the Upper Residences lots

Alternate parking area: MNI/Stadium/Arena lot

Map of the Upper Residences lots and alternate parking area: MNI/Stadium/Arena lot.

Clicking on the image above will open a Google map page displaying the parking areas.

'S' on plastic hangtag, permit for the 680 Sherbrooke garage

Alternate parking area: McIntyre garage (Closed end of summer 2018 to 2020). A new alternate parking area will be indicated on this web page before the closure date.

'T' on transponder, permit for McIntyre garage (closed end of summer 2018 to 2020)