The Poplar St. parking lot at the Juravinski Cancer Centre is closed from June 3 to September 27. Click here for more info.

Parking: McMaster Children’s Hospital


Parking Locations

The following parking locations are available at the McMaster University Medical Centre & McMaster Children’s Hospital:

Construction Notice: Beginning July 4th 2023 expect traffic delays in the Underground Parking Garage as the centre driveway will be temporarily changed to one-way for construction purposes. This is expected to last until September 2023 and will affect ~32 parking spaces.

Please arrive early for your appointments to allow sufficient time to park.

  • Underground parking garage – Entrances are located off Main St. W. or King St. (please see above for updates regarding temporary access closures and alternate entry/exit)
  • Emergency short-term parking lot – Entrance is located in the main entrance of the hospital

Accessible Parking

Accessible parking spaces are available in the following locations:

Underground lot

  • Red Section Row 3 (by elevator)
  • Yellow Section Rows 3 & 4(by elevator)
  • Blue Section Row 9 (by elevator)
  • Purple Section Row 9 (by elevator)

Short term lot

  • by entry to the lot

Parking Office

The parking office is located in the underground parking garage next to the Main St. entry/exit

(905) 521-2100 ext. 76156

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Friday, 8:00a.m. – 4:00p.m.


Underground parking garage
Each 30 minutes or less costs $4.00, with a daily maximum of $23.00.  There is no charge for the first 15 minutes of parking.

Emergency short-term parking lot
Each 30 minutes or less costs $4.50, with a daily maximum of $28.00. There is no charge for the first 15 minutes of parking.

Please note: A lost parking ticket will result in a charge for the daily maximum.

Parking services are operated by the Hamilton Health Sciences Volunteer Association, a non-profit organization. All profits generated by parking services are donated to enhance patient care at Hamilton Health Sciences. For more information visit the HHSVA web page.

Payment Methods

Payment for parking can be made at pay stations located in the Underground parking garage, emergency short-term parking lot or parking office. The following payment methods are accepted:

Pay stations:

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit
  • Cash payment is accepted at the pay station located in the Yellow parking garage elevator lobby

Exit Gates:

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Debit

Parking Office:

  • Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Debit, On the Go cards and cash

Long-Term Rate Options

In an ongoing effort to keep patient needs first and to minimize the cost of parking, long-term parking rate options* for patients and visitors are available:

  • 5 Day Pass, $50 – Valid for 5 days within a one year period from the time of purchase
  • 10 Day Pass, $100 – Valid for 10 days within a one year period from the time of purchase
  • 14 Day Pass, $48.50 – Valid for 14 consecutive days from the date of purchase
  • 30 Day Pass, $250 – Valid for 30 days within a one year period from the time of purchase

*Please Note: Long-term rates at McMaster Hospital site apply to the Underground Parking Garage only. A one-time $5.00 card fee will apply for first time long-term rate purchases. Purchases are non-refundable. VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Debit, OntheGo card and cash payment accepted.

Passes are available to purchase at the Parking Office.


Please follow these safety guidelines when driving or walking in parking facilities across Hamilton Health Sciences.

  • DO NOT walk under or within close proximity to gate arms
  • Stay on marked paths or sidewalks when in parking lot entry, exit, or laneway crossings
  • Look for cars before crossing parking aisles
  • DO NOT walk on automobile ramps. Use the stairs.
  • DO NOT leave valuables in your car
  • Obey the 5 km/h maximum speed limit in parking lots and garages

For your safety, a Walk Safe program is available through HHS Security Services (905-521-2100 ext. 74444).