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Hospital Garage Parking

Corporate Services has implemented a process for assigning parking and manages a wait list for obtaining parking for FHS faculty and staff. Parking will be allocated and assigned to the next person on the wait list as spaces become available. Extenuating circumstances (i.e.: medical issues) will be taken under review on an individual basis, with appropriate documentation from your healthcare provider regarding your medical condition. You must be a Faculty of Health Sciences Faculty or Staff member working in the MUMC or MDCL buildings only, to be eligible for this lot. Campus staff and faculty will need to arrange parking with the University Campus Parking Office. FHS staff who wish to park at the Ward Ave. lot must also contact the University Campus Parking Office (Contact details below) Note: If you are currently parking in the hospital garage and wish to transfer to Ward Ave parking, please contact to cancel your garage transponder.

To be placed on the wait list for hospital garage parking, please complete the transponder request form and return it to Corporate Services You will be contacted when a transponder becomes available. Transponders are assigned as they become available, according to application date.

If you wish to cancel your transponder, please contact so that we can inform the

HHSVA Parking Office.


Hospital Garage Parking Wait-List Request Form PDF (download form)

*NEW* South Garage Structural Repairs - August to October 2022


*NEW* Monthly Parking re-registration form and agreement - All current FHS Underground and South Garage transponder holders must fill out this form and return to the HHS Parking Office on or before their first day back onsite.

Rates (as of April 1, 2021)

April 2020 Parking Rate Increase Memo


(all lots require the purchase of a $40.00 non-refundable fee for transponder)

Please note that rates below are current as of April 1, 2021:


Underground/South Garage — $110.00/monthly

Ward Avenue — $71.00/monthly (Shuttle service currently provided by HHSVA)

Shuttle hours are from 5:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. and again from 3:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Monday through Friday. (Holiday times may vary)

Please note that the Ward Avenue shuttle has been discontinued for an as yet undetermined period of time. HHSVA Parking Office will notify Corporate Services once the shuttle is back in operation.


Improper Parking - Please click to read memo.


University Campus Parking/Ward Avenue

To obtain parking on campus, please visit McMaster University Faculty & Staff Parking

For further assistance, please email the Campus Parking Services team at

*New* Important Update for Campus Parking permit holders as of July 22, 2022


Bike Racks


Both the Health Sciences Centre and Campus offer bike storage facilities. Please click on this link to read more on how to obtain bicycle storage:

Other HHS Sites

Hamilton Health Sciences Parking: For FHS employees located at other sites, please contact Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association Parking Office (HHSVA) by calling 905-521-2100, Ext. 76156 or email


For FHS employees located at St. Joseph's Hospital Charlton Campus, please call Standard Parking at 905-522-1155, Ext. 32750.

For FHS employees located at St. Joseph's Centre for Mountain Health Services (CMHS), please call Standard Parking at 905-522-1155, Ext. 36304.

Daily Tickets

Daily tickets are intended to be used for infrequent users, visitors, special events/circumstances. Daily tickets are not issued to staff for regular daily parking.

Daily tickets may be purchased from Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association Parking Office on a Department account, only by an individual who has been identified to HHSVA via an email from the Department Manager as having signing authority on the account. Only those identified by the Department Manager as having signing authority will be able to purchase daily tickets.

rev: Nov 2022

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