Specialty parking permits

There are a range of specialty parking options for certain groups of patients at KGH. You can watch a video about these parking options or read about them below. They are:

Cancer permit parking

Cost $1.00 per-hour or $5.00 daily maximum.

If you are a patient of the Cancer Centre at KGH, you will receive a pink parking permit at or before your first appointment. This pink permit will allow you to take advantage of special discounted parking rates and use reserved cancer parking spaces. If you forget your pink permit, ask the clerk or staff member in your clinic for a new one. Click here for a cancer permit parking map. With the permit you will be able to park in the following areas:

  1. George Street (Lower section near corner of King Street) permit parking – 16 spaces plus 1 accessible space - To use these spaces, you must purchase a parking receipt from the Pay & Display machine on George Street. Leave your pink permit and parking receipt on your dashboard.  Please use the Burr entrance into the Cancer Centre.
  2. Waterfront Lot – 52 spaces - To use these spaces, you must first purchase a receipt from the Pay & Display machine on George Street. You may stay in this lot longer than the three-hour maximum as long as the parking receipt and your pink permit are both visible on your dashboard. Please use the Burr entrance into the Cancer Centre.
  3. Richardson Beach – 28 spaces - To use these spaces, you must first purchase a receipt from the Pay & Display machine on George Street. You may stay in this lot longer than the three-hour maximum as long as the parking receipt and your pink permit are both visible on your dashboard. Please use the Burr entrance into the Cancer Centre.
  4. City Park Inner gravel road (access from Barrie Street) – 70 spaces - To use these spaces, you must first purchase a receipt from the Pay & Display machine on George Street.  Make sure the parking receipt and your pink permit are both visible on your dashboard. Please use the Burr entrance into the Cancer Centre.
  5. GIDRU Parking Lot – George Street  – 12 spaces (upper spaces designated for Cancer patients) - To use these spaces, you must first purchase a parking receipt from the Pay & Display machine in the GIDRU or Ann Baillie Lots. Select the time option before inserting payment.  Leave your pink permit and parking receipt on your dashboard.  Please use the GIDRU entrance into KGH and follow the signage to the Cancer Centre.
  6. Anne Baillie Lot – George Street.  – 15 spaces - To use these spaces, you must first purchase a parking receipt from the Pay & Display machine in this lot or the GIDRU lot. Select the time option before inserting payment. Leave your pink permit and parking receipt on your dashboard. You may use the GIDRU entrance into KGH and follow the signage to the Cancer Centre or walk the short distance outside to the George St entrance of the Burr wing at KGH. 

Dialysis permit parking

Cost $1.00 / hour or $5.00 daily maximum

If you are a dialysis patient at KGH, you will receive a blue parking permit at or before your first appointment. This blue permit will allow you to take advantage of special discounted parking rates and use reserved dialysis parking spaces in the GIDRU parking lot. This lot is located off of George Street and has 14 spaces in the lower section of the lot that you may use. There are also two accessible spaces in lower area of the lot if you require one. To use the dialysis spaces:

  • You must first purchase a parking receipt from the Pay & Display machines in either the GIDRU lot or Ann Baillie lot. Select the time option before inserting your payment. The machine accepts coins and credit cards (Visa or MasterCard).
  • Leave both your blue permit and parking receipt on your dashboard.
  • Please use the GIDRU entrance into KGH and follow the signage to the Dialysis unit.

Asthma permit parking

Cost is $3.50 for short-term parking during a clinic visit.

If you are an asthma patient you will receive a special permit which will allow you to park in the main entrance - east parking lot. This lot is located off of Stuart Street close to the main hospital entrance. There are two designated asthma permit spaces in this lot. To use these spaces:

  • You must purchase a parking receipt from one of the two Pay & Display machines in the main entrance area. Select the time option before inserting payment. Pay & Display machines accept coins and credit cards (Visa or MasterCard).
  • Leave both your asthma permit and parking receipt on your dashboard. 

Accessible permit parking

There are several accessible parking spaces located close to the hospital including spaces near the Armstrong wing entrance (off Lower University Avenue) the main Kidd-Davies entrance (located off of Stuart Street). There are also spaces on neighboring streets around KGH and in the underground parking garage. To use these spaces you must pay whatever fee is associated with that space and display your accessible parking permit and parking receipt on your dashboard