posted on April 30: Parking fees to increase in September


It's going to cost you more to park on campus this fall. The rates are going up for monthly parking permits at McMaster beginning Sept. 1.

The cost of parking in Zones 2 and 3 on central campus is increasing by $3 to $36 per month.

Monthly parking permits for all other zones will go up by $2. It will cost $15/month for a permit that allows drivers to park on West Campus in Zones 6 and 7 and on any lot after 4 p.m. Permits to park in Zone 1 to the north of the tennis courts and in Zones 4 and 5, west of Cootes Drive, are going up to $22/month.

The annual rate for motorcycle parking will increase to $75 per year (from $50).

The central campus daily rates will remain the same at $8.50. To park after 4 p.m., drivers will have to pay $3 per entry, an increase of 50 cents. On west campus, the daily rate will go up to $3 per day. The Saturday flat daily rate for central campus will also go up to $3.

The surplus generated by these increases will go into Parking & Transit Services' reserve account to pay for capital improvements. The new funds will help pay for the redesign and expansion of the surface lot and fund the anticipated costs for a new Main Street entrance.