About Saint Mary's

Temporary Parking

A limited number of temporary parking permits are available for purchase to SMU employees and visitors to campus (see costs below) on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Permits may be purchased in the Facilities Management office, McNally South room 011, during regular business hours - Monday to Friday 8:30AM to 4:30PM {Summer hours 8:30AM to 4:00PM}.

Full-time faculty members may purchase a temporary Faculty permit which is valid for parking in both faculty and general parking spaces. Staff and visitors may purchase a temporary General permit which is valid for parking in general spaces only. 

Please note: all permits are valid in accessible parking spaces provided the vehicle also holds a province/city issued accessible parking tag.

IMPORTANT - Parking permits are not valid for use at meters.

Students: Temporary permits may not be available to students, year-round; please contact Facilities Management at 902.420.5572 for details.

Please be advised as of July 1st, 2018 temporary permit prices changed. Please see below for details.

Permit Cost (As of July 1st):     Daily $15;   Weekly $35;   Monthly $65


Meter parking - 

Parking spaces with meters are $2.00 / hour to a maximum of 4 hours.  Meters accept Canadian coins $0.25, $1.00, $2.00.  Parking permits are not valid at meters.

Pay & Display Lot - 

Our Pay & Display Lot is located on Inglis Street.  Parking spaces are $1.50 / 30 minutes, $3.00 / 1 hour, $20 / full day.  The Pay & Display machine accepts credit cards and Canadian coins.  Ticket stub must be displayed on vehichle dash while using the lot.  Parking permits are not valid in the Pay & Display spaces.

Complimentary parking - (internal requests only)

Departments requesting complimentary parking for their guests or for an event, should send a detailed email to University Security Manager, Kevin Trudeau at kevin.trudeau@smu or to facilities.management@smu.ca.

Please send your request at least 3 business days prior to the date that the permit is needed (1-2 weeks for larger events).