March Break Week Directions

Parking

Please bring a copy of the McMaster Campus Map to help orient yourself. Be sure to PRINT PREVIEW the document and set it to print on a single page.  Parking lots for tour guests are highlighted on this map.

Please see the highway directions at the bottom of the page for directions from major surrounding locations to Hamilton.

Once through the Sterling Street entrance, turn right at the first available opportunity (Stearn Dr). Continue along Stearn Dr. turning left at the stop in front of the Ivor Wynne Centre. Turn right onto Michell Cr. and follow the signs for Stadium Parking (under the Ron Joyce Stadium: Zone G). If the Stadium Underground is full you may proceed to Zone H. Note: The walk from the Stadium /Zone H to the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC) is approximately 5-7 minutes.

We are unable to provide complimentary parking to guests who park at meters, or in the Health Sciences Centre, and Divinity College Lots. All other gated lots as detailed above will be free of charge on the day of your tour.

Vouchers received at the parking gate should be on hand for sign-in at the Check In Table.

Campus Tours during the week of March 14 – 18, 2016 leave from McMaster University Student Centre Atrium / Marketplace.

 

After You Have Parked
Walking Directions

  • From Parking Zones E, H, & G Underground Parking (Accessible):proceed south along the section of Michell Crs. bordering the athletics field; crossing Stearn Dr. as you meet it. Continue up the stairs beneath Togo Salmon Hall. There is a ramp located to the left of the stairs. Head straight across the courtyard to the Student Centre. 

    From Parking Zones B, C:enter the McMaster University Student Centre and proceed to the Student Centre Marketplace (on your left).

  • From Parking Zones B/C (Accessible): enter the McMaster University Student Centre and proceed towards the ramp located behind the Tim Hortons. 
  • MacMapWe have an app for that!
    Tour guests who have a compatible iOS smart phone are welcome to try ‘MacMap to find the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC). MacMap is an app that provides walking directions of the entire McMaster Campus. The app is a free download from the Apple Store / iTunes.

If you find any of these routes to be closed or inaccessible please contact us at 905-525-9140 ext. 23650.

Directions to Hamilton / McMaster University

Attention SignFor GPS purposes please use the intersection of Sterling St. & Forsyth Ave as coordinates to guide you to the campus entrance. We highly recommend using the Sterling Street entrance as it is closest to the campus tour meeting location. For transit options please see the Sustainability at McMaster site here.

 

  • From Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge
    Take Highway 401 to Highway 6 South. From Highway 6, exit on Highway 403 toward Hamilton, once in Hamilton, take the Main Street West (Exit 69A) off ramp. At the traffic signal at the top of the ramp, turn left onto Main Street and turn immediately right (before Husky gas station) onto Newton Avenue. As this street crosses King Street it becomes Sterling Street. Proceed up Sterling Street onto the McMaster campus. See parking details above.

    From the south Cambridge area, take Highway 8 to Hamilton. Proceed through Dundas along King Street, which becomes Cootes Drive. Turn left on Main Street West. Proceed along Main Street and turn left on Dalewood Ave. Turn left on Sterling Street and proceed to the McMaster Campus. See parking details above.

  • From Toronto, Oakville, Burlington
    Travel westbound on the QEW or Highway 407. In Burlington, take Highway 403 West to Hamilton (Downtown), Brantford. Exit Highway 403 at the Main Street West (Exit 69A) off ramp. At the traffic signal at the top of the ramp, turn left onto Main Street and turn immediately right (before Husky gas station) onto Newton Avenue. As this street crosses King Street it becomes Sterling Street. Proceed up Sterling Street onto the McMaster campus. See parking details above.

    From Brantford and London
    Travel on Highway 403 to the Aberdeen Avenue exit. Turn left at the first traffic light and proceed along Longwood Road, then turn left onto Main Street West. Turn right onto Newton Avenue (before Husky gas station). As this street crosses King Street it becomes Sterling Street. Proceed up Sterling Street onto the McMaster campus. See parking details above.

  • From Toronto Airport (YYZ – Lester B. Pearson International)
    Exit the airport onto Highway 427 South. Exit Highway 427 onto the QEW toward Hamilton. Follow detailed directions for coming from Toronto (on left).

    From Hamilton Airport (YHM – John C. Munro International)
    Exit the airport onto Highway 6 north, which connects to Highway 403. Take Highway 403 eastbound (toward Toronto), and exit as described in the directions for coming from Brantford (on left).

    From the Niagara Peninsula
    Follow the QEW over the Burlington Skyway Bridge as though going to Toronto. Take Highway 403 toward Hamilton, exit the highway at the Main Street West (Exit 69A) off ramp. At the traffic signal at the top of the ramp, turn left onto Main Street and turn immediately right (before Husky gas station) onto Newton Avenue. As this street crosses King Street it becomes Sterling Street. Proceed up Sterling Street onto the McMaster campus. See parking details above.