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

All vehicles parked on the premises must have a valid virtual parking permit, pay and display receipt, or have an active HotSpot virtual permit. All vehicles without a valid form of parking payment will be ticketed. Unpaid fines may result in your vehicle being immobilized. Unpaid tickets will be sent to collections.

Parking regulations for Cambrian College were established to encourage the safe, orderly, and equitable use of the parking spaces that are available to students, staff, faculty, and visitors on campus.

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

Parking Map

Campus Map

Download Printable PDF Parking Map

Parking Rates

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

  • All Fall annual permits expire August 31.
  • All Winter annual permits expire December 31.
  • All Spring annual permits expire April 30.
 AnnualSemesterMonthlyHourlyDay Rate
Gold Lots
Burgundy Lots
Residence Lots

Accessible Parking

*No permits allowed in short-term lots
All prices include HST

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To purchase a parking permit or to pay parking tickets, register or sign-in to ParkAdmin or visit Parking Services in Room 2207.

Free parking

Parking is free on weekdays from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. and all day and evening on weekends.

Pick-up and drop-off area

There is a drive loop in front of the main doors of the campus that can be used as a drop-off area. Vehicles must not be left unattended in this area.

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. These spaces are monitored by Campus Security and are to be used for short-term stopping only. Tickets will be issued if the vehicle is left for longer than 15 minutes.

Special Needs parking

Those in possession of a Ministry of Transportation Accessible Parking Permit should only park in designated Accessible Parking spots and must clearly and visibly display the Ministry permit, along with a Cambrian College parking permit, pay and display receipt or have an active HotSpot virtual permit.

Any student or staff member who requires a Special Needs parking permit because of a short-term disability must first be approved for such a permit by Parking Services, room 2207. Short-term accessible parking requires a Cambrian College permit, pay and display receipt or have an active HotSpot virtual permit.

Residence parking

All students living in Residence must park in the Residence Lot 11 South at all times and may not park in gold or burgundy lots without a pay and display receipt or an active HotSpot virtual permit.


Motorcycles are entitled to park in a vehicle parking space (a maximum of two per space) or in the reserved Parking spaces located in lot 15 by the lot entrance.


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.


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


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, or pay and display receipts.

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.