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 1 to April 30 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 any time on weekdays. 
  • Access to Lots B, C, D, H, I, K, M, N, P and Underground Stadium at any time on weekends and holidays.
May 1 to August 31 each year:
  • Access to lots B, C, D, H, I, K, M, N, P and Underground Stadium at any time.

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, by appointment only, at the parking office on West Campus at Building T32, Room 106 (building between Lots N and P and adjacent to the McMaster Childrens Centre daycare)
  • by post:
    • Security & Parking Services
      McMaster University
      1280 Main Street West
      T32, Room 106
      Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
      Canada
Additional information:

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