Parking at KGH

A view of Watkins entrance from Stuart St.
There are a number of on-street parking options around KGH.

There are a variety of parking options around Kingston General Hospital. While the hospital itself only operates a small number of parking spaces, the City of Kingston has a number of on-street and municipal parking lot options to choose from. You can learn more about your parking options at KGH by watching our parking video, or by reading the information below. If you require a special parking spot (for cancer, dialysis, and asthma patients) or an accessible parking spot, click here

General parking options

Main Entrance Parking

There are several small 'Pay and Display' parking lots located outside of our main Kidd-Davies entrance on Stuart Street. In this area there are a total of 19 general parking spaces as well as three accessible spaces and two asthma permit spaces. Parking fees in this area are $3.50 per-hour.

To use these spaces:

  • Pay for your parking at one of the two 'Pay & Display' machines. Both machines accept coins as well as Visa or MasterCard. The machine in the west lot also accepts bills.
  • Take your receipt from the machine and place it face up on your dashboard. 

Underground Parking

The underground parking garage is located off of Stuart Street, directly across from the hospital’s main entrance. It is open 24 hours-a-day, seven days-per-week. Once you are in the garage, you can access the hospital either by using the stairs to get back to ground level and crossing the street, or by using the underground pedestrian tunnel that connects the garage and hospital. Each level of the parking garage is identified by colour. Seven accessible parking spaces are located on the red level, near the entrance to the pedestrian tunnel. 

There are several payment options for you to choose from, either for short-term or long-term parking. They are:

  • Daily: $1.25 per-30 minutes. Daily maximum: $16.00
    • Take a ticket when you enter the garage.
    • Before you leave the garage, take your ticket to one of the pay stations located inside the garage. Insert your ticket into the pay station and pay the amount owing using cash or credit (Visa or MasterCard).
    • Once the ticket is paid for, the machine will give it back to you. Use this ticket to exit the garage.  
  • Multi-day discounted pass
    • If you are planning to be at the hospital on a more regular basis, you can purchase a multi-day discounted parking pass for the underground garage. The passes are discounted by 50 per cent and are available for patients and visitors only. The passes can be purchased in 5, 10 and 30 day increments. 
      • 5 day cost = $45.20

      • 10 day cost = $90.40 (you will receive two five-day passes)

      • 30 day cost = $271.20 (you will receive six five-day passes for a total of 30 days)

    • The pass can be purchased from the Cashier's Office located inside the main entrance during regular business hours using debit, credit or cash.  A receipt can be provided. On evenings and weekends, parking passes may be purchased from the Security Operations Centre which is also inside the main lobby. Passes purchased from Security must be paid for in cash.
    • Passes do not have to be used on consecutive days, which means you could use the pass anytime up to one year after its purchase date.
    • Your vehicle can leave and enter anytime throughout one 24 hour period. If your vehicle is in the garage for more than 24 hours, the next day of your pass will begin. 
    • The pass allows for only one car only to park at a time. 
    • When you enter or exit the garage, insert your plastic parking pass into the machine. When the gate rises, retrieve your pass and proceed in or out of the garage. If the pass does not work push the intercom button and Security will arrive to help you. The first time you use your pass may be to exit the garage because you had taken a regular ticket to enter.  Insert your pass at the exit terminal. After that, you must remember to use your pass on the way in and out of the garage each time.

    • The passes are non-refundable.

Waterfront / Richardson Beach Lot

There are two municipal parking lots located off of King Street West. Parking is available in both using the 'Pay & Display' machine located in each lot between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Pay & Display machine accepts coins and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard). These lots have a maximum three-hour parking limit. 

  • Waterfront lot– 52 spaces - $1.00 per-hour
  • Richardson Beach lot - 28 spaces - $1.00 per-hour

On-Street Parking

On-street parking is available in many areas within a short distance of the hospital. These spaces are operated by the City of Kingston. The maximum length of stay is 3 hours and vehicles may not be parked in these spaces longer then the maximum time allowed. The cost for on-street metered parking is $1.50 an hour between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Click here for a map of the streets around KGH

Emergency Parking

There are four spaces directly outside the Emergency department entrance. You can use these spaces if you:

  •  Are picking up or dropping off a patient. (10 minute parking limit)
  • If you have driven yourself to the Emergency Department and are unable to move your vehicle under your own power.

General parking assistance or inquiries 

The Security Control Centre is available 24 /7 to answer any parking related inquiries at 613-549-6666 extension 4142.  If the Security Control Centre is unable to assist you, your inquiry will be forwarded to the Manager of Parking for follow-up. 

Financial assistance may be available if parking costs are a substantial financial burden.  Frequent patients/visitors can speak to staff in their care unit to discuss their specific circumstances to assess applicability.