Open House Parking & Directions

Upon arrival at McMaster, via any of the options listed below, guests may proceed directly to the first desired activity on the May@Mac agenda or the Welcome Tent if directions/assistance are required. Visitors are not required to check-in upon arrival.

  •  May@Mac Parking 

    Complimentary parking to May @ MAC visitors in Lot M (by the Cootes Drive entrance).  Use the directions (below).

    Printable Map
    Google Maps Link

    Upon parking your vehicle, simply hop on one of our shuttle buses which will drop you off in the centre of campus at our Welcome Tent to start your day!  

    Note that May@Mac parking differ from our regular campus tour and March Break parking directions. 

  •   Public Transportation to McMaster 


      GO TRANSIT
    :  Reduced direct service to McMaster University’s GO Bus Terminal is available on Saturday.  GO Transit also offers direct service to Hamilton from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) via the Route 40 GO Bus (Main St. W. @ Paisley Ave. S. Stop is a 15 minute walk to campus).

      LOCAL BUS For local Hamilton transit information, please refer to the HSR website at hamilton.ca/hsr, call 905-527-4441 or use Google Maps Transit for scheduling assistance.

      TRAIN Aldershot Station is the closest VIA Rail / Amtrak stop with local bus / GO Transit connections to Hamilton / McMaster University.


  Driving Directions  

  • From TORONTO /  OAKVILLE / BURLINGTON

    • Take Highway 403 to Exit 69A, Main Street West.

    • At the traffic lights at the top of the ramp turn left onto Main Street West (heading west).

    • Continue along Main Street in the second to the far right hand lane until it merges onto Cootes Drive (just after you pass the McMaster University Medical Centre).

    • Take the first McMaster University exit (right) off of Cootes Drive (near the GO Bus terminal, Google Maps Link ) and turn left at the t-intersection.

    • Take another left onto Westway Road and cross the bridge to our West Campus parking.

    • At the bottom of the hill, follow signs and parking attendants to park at the nearest parking lot.

    From  ST. CATHARINES /  NIAGARA PENINSULA 

    • Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way over the Skyway Bridge toward Burlington.

    • Take Highway 403 West towards Hamilton and follow the directions from Toronto, Oakville, Burlington as previously described.

  • From  KITCHENER / WATERLOO 

    • Take Highway 8 to Hamilton (Dundas).

    • Proceed along King Street straight through Dundas and this will become Highway 102 (Cootes Drive).

    • Take exit off Cootes Drive on the right for McMaster University.

    • Turn left at the t-intersection.

    • At the bottom of the hill, follow signs and parking attendants to park at the nearest parking lot.

    From  BRANTFORD / LONDON / WINDSOR 

    • From Brantford travel on Highway 403 East to Exit 69 – Aberdeen Avenue.

    • Turn left onto Longwood Road (first lights) and proceed to Main Street West.

    • Turn left onto Main Street West.

    • Continue along Main Street West in the second to the far right hand lane until it merges onto Cootes Drive (after you pass the McMaster University Medical Centre).

    • Take the first exit, McMaster University (right) off of Cootes Drive (near the GO Bus terminal, Google Maps Link ) and turn left at the t-intersection.

    • Take another left onto Westway Road and cross the bridge to our Lot M parking.

    • At the bottom of the hill, follow signs and parking attendants to park at the nearest parking lot.