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Get the 411 on parking and you’ll be stress-free

Parking services has established its parking regulations to encourage the safe, orderly, and equitable use of the parking spaces that are available to students, staff, faculty, and visitors to Cambrian College.

It is important to remember that both the operation of a vehicle on Cambrian College property and parking on the property are privileges extended by the College. Please be respectful of these privileges.

All vehicles parked on the premise must have a valid parking permit, an active HotSpot session or an active pay by plate session. Cambrian Colleges utilizes license plate recognition technology to verify valid parking permits or session eliminating the need to display a permit or receipt. Vehicles without a valid form of parking payment will be ticketed. Unpaid fines may result in your vehicle being immobilized or sent to a collections agency.

Parking Map

Download Printable PDF Parking Map

Parking Rates

All Prices Include HSTAnnualSemesterMonthlyHourlyDay Rate
Gold Lots
Burgundy Lots
Residence Lots

$2.50No daily limit
Accessible Parking

*Only HotSpot and Pay by Plate sessions permitted in short-term lots – no permits allowed (accessible permits exempted).

Annual and semester permit fees are pro-rated monthly up to three months and may decrease in price depending upon when the permit is purchased.

Parking Permits – Sign Up Today!

Permits are sold by the day (Temporary Permit) or by month, semester, or year (Standard Permits).

All monthly permits expire at the end of the calendar month in which they are purchased.

All semester permits expire at the end of the semester in which they are purchased.

All Fall annual permits expire August 31st.

All Winter annual permits expire December 31st.

All Spring annual permits expire April 30th.

ParkAdmin button

To purchase a parking permit, register (create account) or sign-in to ParkAdmin.  New users will need their vehicle license plate number to complete the process.  Make your purchase online using Visa or MasterCard or visit Parking Services in room 2269 to pay by debit.  For further information on creating an account go to Register and Pay.


Pay for your short-term parking on your phone with the HotSpot parking app. Download the app from the Apple or Google Play store, create an account, including your phone number, email address and license plate number. You can also sign up online at

Once downloaded, you can create, top-up and refund parking sessions from your phone, saving you time and money. The app will also send you notifications when your session is about to expire, allowing you to purchase additional time and potentially avoid a parking ticket.

Your HotSpot account for Cambrian College can also be used at the City of Greater Sudbury municipal parking lots and meters, which also uses HotSpot

There is a fee to join HotSpot. It is $2/month, $20/year or $0.25 per use.

The cost of parking at Cambrian will not change with HotSpot. Neither will the system for purchasing monthly or yearly passes.

Cambrian will continue to use the current parking kiosks in addition to HotSpot.

Full details on HotSpot are available at

Pay by Plate

Pay for your short-term parking using a Pay by Plate kiosk.  Simply park your vehicle, note your license plate number, enter the plate and make payment at the kiosk and you’re done.  There is no need display the receipt on your dash.

Parking Hours of Operation

Paid parking is in effect Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m year-round.

Parking is free evenings, weekends, and holidays..

Express parking spaces

There are designated 15-minute express parking spaces on the right-hand side of the pick-up/drop-off loop at the main entrance.  There are also designated 15-minute express parking spaces in Lot 9 across from the residence dormitories.  These spaces are monitored by Campus Security….

Special Needs parking

Those in possession of a Ministry of Transportation Accessible Parking permit should only park in in designated accessible parking spots (whenever possible) and must clearly display the Ministry permit, along with a valid form of parking payment (parking permit, active HotSpot session or active pay by plate session).

Any student or staff member requiring a temporary accommodation because of a short-term disability may obtain a temporary accessible permit from Parking Services, subject to approval in room2269.  Short-term accessible parking requires a valid form of parking payment (parking permit, active HotSpot session or active pay by plate session).

Residence parking

All students living in Residence must park in in the Residence Lot R at all times (including evenings and weekends) and may not park in gold or burgundy lots without purchasing a HotSpot or pay by plate session.  Lot R is the only parking lot where overnight parking is permitted.  Vehicles left overnight in any other lot will be ticketed.

Electric vehicle charging

There are 20 level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in three locations at the Barrydowne Campus.

  • Lot 15 – 4-dual port EV charging stations (8 chargers)
  • Lot 6 – 3-dual port EV charging stations (6 chargers)
  • Lot 9 – 3-dual port EV charging stations (6 chargers)

Only electric vehicles actively charging are permitted in these spaces (4-hour time limit).

Charging rates are $2.50 per hour and parking is free for the first 4 hours, after 4 hours a $2.50 parking charge will be added to the charging rate.  To connect to the charging station, you will be required to create a ChargePoint account.


Motorcycles, ATV’s, and snowmobiles are entitled to park in any vehicle parking space with a valid form of parking payment (parking permit, HotSpot session or pay by plate session).


Refunds may be obtained for annual permits and semester permits on a pro-rated basis.

  • Annual Fall permits will be refunded until January 31.
  • Annual Winter permits will be refunded until May 31.
  • Annual Spring permits will be refunded until September 30.

Semester permits are refunded within 60 days of purchase only. A $25 fee will apply to all permit refunds. There are no refunds on monthly permits.


Failure to comply with the Parking Regulations may result in fines, towing, wheel immobilization and/or cancellation of parking privileges.

It is a criminal offence to duplicate, counterfeit or alter Cambrian College parking permits.

Parking offence appeal process

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors have a right to appeal a parking offence notice on the grounds that in spite of displaying proof of payment and parking legally in an authorized parking lot, they were issued a parking offence notice.

Persons wishing to appeal a violation must register their appeal within 14 days online by accessing ParkAdmin, our online parking system.