Accessible Parking

Accessible SymbolInternational Accessible Symbol

This symbol will be on signs and parking spaces designated for accessible parking. A valid MTO Accessible Permit in conjunction with a valid McMaster Accessible Parking permit or daily meter permit must be displayed.

LOCATION OF ACCESSIBLE SPACES

All accessible spaces are marked with this symbol.


McMaster Accessible parking permit holders are allowed to park in any gated lot on campus at all times and allowed parking in short stay metered areas, Lots F, J and Q when displaying a valid MTO permit. The 1 hour limit does not apply for McMaster Accessible parking permit holders.

Accessible parking is not permitted in 24 hour reserved parking spaces and in Lot A (which is deemed a private lot).

EVIDENCE OF NEED

Members of the university community with a valid Ministry of Transportation Parking Permit or any other valid Provincial, Territorial or State Permit/Licence will be afforded primary consideration for parking. A copy of this evidence is required for our records. Such persons will be issued an accessible hang-tag to be used in conjunction with their transponder.

TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION PARKING
(For injuries, recovery after surgery, pregnancy etc.)

Students

If accommodation parking is needed for less than two months, you may choose to have your physician or other licenced health care provider complete the medical section of the McMaster Temporary Accommodation Parking Application. Renewal past two months will only be possible by providing a valid Ministry of Transportation Parking Permit or any other valid Provincial, Territorial or State Permit/Licence.

Acceptable licenced health providers include physicians, chiropractors, nurse practitioners (extended class), physiotherapists or occupational therapists.

McMaster University Accommodation Parking Permits will not be issued beyond the date specified by your licenced health professional on the McMaster Accessible Parking Application.

Staff/ Faculty

Applicants will be asked to provide verification from the Employee Health Services Office that a need for a temporary accommodation exists and the duration the accommodation is required for.

Rates

Parking will be provided based upon the availability of the lot and will be charged at the rate of the lot that the applicant parked in before the need for a temporary accommodation arose. For example, if the applicant has a pre-existing transponder for West Campus and the accommodation is provided in a Main Campus lot, then parking under accommodation will be charged at the West Campus rate. If the applicant did not have a pre-existing permit at the time of the application, the rate for parking under accommodation will be determined by the Parking Office.

Additional Options

If you require a use of space in a busy parking lot, where spaces might not be available during peak times, we will install temporary signage in the lot to ensure that a space is available to you while under short term accommodation. If you find that distance from your work location is further than that allowed as per the recommendations of your health professional, we will work towards assigning a space close to your work location. Please be advised that we require your health professional or Employee Health Services to specify the walking distance allowed on the short term accommodation application in order for you to utilize this option. For further information regarding these options, please contact the Parking Office at (905) 525 9140 Ext. 24232.

VISITORS TO MAC

Visitors who require accessible parking may park in any space displaying the accessible parking symbol. A daily McMaster parking permit, charged at $7 per visit, must be displayed on the dash, along with a valid Ministry of Transportation Parking Permit or any other valid Provincial, Territorial or State Permit/Licence.

RELATED LINKS

For information on the Ministry of Transportation Accessible Parking Permit program, and how to apply, click here

Download the Ministry of Transportation Accessible Parking Permit application form (32k), click here. This application form is also available from any Driver and Vehicle License Issuing Office.

McMaster Campus Health Center

Employee Health Services

The Center for Student Development