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Campus parking

Retired McMaster University faculty and staff can apply for an on-campus retiree parking permit at no charge.

  • retiree permits are issued on a 12 month basis and must be renewed annually
  • retiree permits are not transferable to other people
  • let Parking Services know about any changes to your address or vehicle information by email, online, in person, or by postal mail
  • if you resume working for the University, you will need to pay for your parking permit
Transponder

McMaster's automated parking system requires a transponder, which attaches to the car’s front window.

Conditions of parking

Free retiree parking is available in all gated lots except:

  • Lot A (Divinity)
  • Lot G (near Hedden Hall)
  • L.R. Wilson Hall underground
  • David Braley Health Sciences Centre (DBHSC) surface and underground (downtown Hamilton)
  • Ron Joyce Centre (RJC), DeGroote School of Business, Burlington

September to April each year:

  • Access to Lots B, C, D and I after 12:30 pm on weekdays.
  • Access to Lots H, K, M, N, P and Underground Stadium at all times on weekdays. 
  • Access to Lots B, C, D, H, I, K, M, N, P and Underground Stadium at all times on weekends and holidays.

May to August each year:

  • Access to lots B, C, D, H, I, K, M, N, P and Underground Stadium at all times.

Accessible Parking

A valid MTO permit is required to obtain a McMaster Accessible permit. McMaster Accessible parking permit holders are allowed to park in most gated lots on campus. To apply for an MTO permit, please contact the Parking office by email at parking@mcmaster.ca or in person at ETC 102 (open Monday to Friday 9 am to 4 pm) and Campus Store (open 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am to 4 pm on Fridays)

Other Special Parking Programs

Retirees participating in the PACE program may be eligible to obtain a transponder through this program. This transponder would provide access to B, C, D and Underground Stadium. For additional information, please contact the PACE Office. Retirees attending the Sports Medicine clinic may be eligible for parking vouchers to cover their clinic visit. For additional information, please contact the clinic.

More information & contacts

    For more information, to apply for retiree parking for the first time, to update your address or vehicle information or to renew your permit, contact Parking Services:
    • email: parking@mcmaster.ca
    • phone: (905) 525-9140 ext. 24232
    • online: Retiree Parking
    • in person at the parking office, ET Clarke Centre, Room 102
        • west side of campus in the red brick building adjacent to the smoke stack, easily accessible via the Cootes Dr. entrance
        • open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
    • in person at the parking counter, Campus Store,  Gilmour Hall
      • open Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      • you can reach this location by calling (905) 525-9140 ext. 23018
    • by post:
      • Security & Parking Services
        McMaster University
        1280 Main Street West
        ET Clarke Centre, Room 102
        Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
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