The Ron Joyce Centre has 275 parking spots. Approximately 260 spots are allocated to permit holders. Hang tags for rear view mirrors, rather than transponders, are distributed to permit holders. The lot is not gated. Students must purchase parking permits for the Ron Joyce Centre via our online permit sales application. Our online permit sales system is available for all new permit applications and renewals.

After students have purchased their permit online, they must come with identification to the Parking Office located on the Main Campus in the ET Clark Centre to pick up their hang tag, or they can request the tag to be delivered to the RJC concierge desk for pickup.

McMaster University
Security and Parking Services
E.T. Clarke Centre, Room 102
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1
Fax: 905-522-5529

Main Campus Parking Office hours are from Monday to Friday,
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parking passes are sold on a monthly and term basis (term basis can be applied online, monthly will be needed to purchase at the main campus.)

If you need more information, contact Igor in parking, at or call ext. 20100.

Rates effective September 2018

Ron Joyce Centre Without HST HST Total (incl. HST)
September – April $215.93 $28.07 $244
Per Term (4 months) $107.97 $14.03 $122
Per Month $32.74 $4.26 $37
Evenings and Weekends $3.48 $0.52 $4
Day Rate (after 4 hours) $6.96 $1.04 $8
Day Rate (up to 4 hours) $3.48 $0.52 $4

Visitors must purchase parking passes at pay stations located within the parking lot at the RJC and display their passes on the dash of their cars. Payment can be made by coin or credit card only.

Reciprocal parking at the Central Campus will be provided at the going rate of the lot. For further information please visit the main McMaster parking website or call extension 24232.

Parking regulations at the Ron Joyce Centre are enforced.

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