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Key Details


Floor 2, room 2269



Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

General Contacts

Parking Services
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705-566-8101 ext.7998


Handy tips for stress-free parking on the Cambrian College campus!

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays, all vehicles on campus must have a valid parking permit or a HotSpot or Pay by Plate session. You can buy a permit for the day, month, semester, or year. Buy short-term parking with the HotSpot app or at Pay by Plate kiosks. Parking is free on evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Standard permits - signup and purchase

Looking for more information about permits? They are sold by the day (temporary permit) or by month, semester, or year (standard permits). Here are some further details:

  • 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 on August 31
  • All winter annual permits expire on December 31
  • All spring annual permits expire on April 30

Parking rates

To purchase a parking permit, register (create an 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.

Parking rates

All Prices Include HSTAnnualSemesterMonthlyHourlyDay rate
Gold lots
  • 10
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
Burgundy lots
  • 1
  • W
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 7
  • 8
  • 11
  • N
Residence lots
  • R
  • 6
  • 12
$2.50No daily limit
Accessible parking
  • 9
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16

Short-term permits

Cambrian also offers short-term permits to park on campus! There are a variety of options, including day passes, the HotSpot parking app, or the Pay by Plate kiosks.

Day pass

We offer day passes as well, and they are purchased through the Park Admin portal. A user profile is required.

HotSpot mobile app

You can also pay for your short-term parking on your phone with the HotSpot parking app! Download the app from the Apple or Google Play store, and 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 can also be used at the City of Greater Sudbury municipal parking lots and meters, which also use HotSpot.

There is a fee to join HotSpot. You can either purchase a membership ($22/year – $2.20/month ) or pay as you go ($0.25 per session)

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.

Pay By Plate kiosk

You can also pay for your short-term (hourly/day) parking using a Pay by Plate kiosk. Simply park your vehicle, note your license plate number, enter the plate number, and make payment at one of the kiosks that are located in the parking lot…and you’re done. There is no need to display the receipt on your dash.

Please note: there are no refunds for unused parking time.

Specialized parking/services

In addition to the standard and short-term permits, Cambrian also offers specialized parking services, including express parking spaces, accessible parking, residence parking, and electric vehicle charging stations!

Express parking spaces

Cambrian also offers 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.

Please note: these spaces are monitored by Campus Security.

Accessible Parking

Cambrian’s Parking Services is pleased to offer accessible parking options!

You are required to have a Ministry of Transportation Accessible Permit, and we ask that you park in the designated accessible parking spots and clearly display the Ministry permit, along with a valid form of parking permit (parking permit, active HotSpot session or active pay by plate session).

Any student or staff member requiring temporary accommodation because of a temporary disability may obtain a temporary accessible permit from Parking Services (room 2269), subject to approval. Short-term accessible parking requires a valid form of parking payment (parking permit, active HotSpot session, or active Pay By Plate session).

Residence parking

Do you live in Cambrian’s Barry Downe Residence? All students living in residence must park in 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. Please note that vehicles left overnight in any other lot will be ticketed.

Electric vehicle charging

Cambrian is pleased to offer EV charging stations as part of its Cambrian Parking Services. These new EV stations are part of our overall commitment to be a more sustainable campus with a smaller carbon footprint.
There are 20 level 2 electric vehicle charging stations in three locations at the Barry Downe 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, ATVs, 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 prorated 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.

Parking enforcement

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

It is a criminal offense to duplicate, counterfeit, or alter Cambrian College parking permits. Also, please note that unpaid violations may be sent to an external collection agency and could be subject to additional fees.

Parking and traffic regulations

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.


Frequently asked questions