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Parking and Transportation Services

Parking is available on-campus in the East Gate Parkade and Lot 2 at the West Gate entrance. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes (license plates must be registered with HotSpot app) and then a significantly reduced flat rate of $5 per day will apply (compared with $17 during normal operations). Hourly parking rates are unavailable until further notice. Permit parking is also available in Lot 2 and East Gate Parkade. Payment will be contactless using the HotSpot app (fees apply). The usual pay terminals will not be in service. Note that reduced parking rates and available lots are continuously under review and subject to change.

Day passes are subject to HotSpot fees. When purchasing a day pass on the app, you will have the option to pick between $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 per month, or $20 per year fee.


To complete payment through the HotSpot app, please follow the steps below:

Option #1: Download the HotSpot app

  • Download the HotSpot app from the Apple or Google app store

  • Follow the prompts to set-up your own personal account and choose a Hotspot membership (pay-per-use at $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 plus tax per month or $20.00 plus tax per year. The pay-per-use transaction fee is charged during the parking session, not in advance). 

  • Add money to your ‘virtual’ HotSpot wallet

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot to start paying for parking 

  • Parking payments will be automatically deducted from your HotSpot ‘virtual’ wallet

Option #2: Use the QR codes or use NFC capability on signs located in the parking lots

  • Scan the QR code or simply touch your cellular device to the Fast Tap signs located in the parking lot

  • You will be redirected to the HotSpot parking payment page. Note that this is a pay-per-use option and subject to a $0.35 fee per transaction. No membership is required however, Google Pay or Apple Pay must be set up on your mobile device.

  • Enter the zone number indicated on signs in the parking lot, along with your license plate number. Payments are made by Google Pay and Apple Pay only. 

Option #3: Visit htsp.ca to make desktop payments

  • If you do not have a smartphone, visit htsp.ca to create an account and use your desktop to make payments. Membership fees apply (pay-per-use at $0.20 per transaction, $2.00 plus tax per month or $20.00 plus tax per year. The pay-per-use transaction fee is charged during the parking session, not in advance).

Note that the pay-per-use option available on the app and desktop requires users to upload funds ($20 minimum) to your virtual wallet. Unused funds can be refunded by contacting HotSpot at support@htsp.ca or call toll-free 1-855-712-5888.

For any questions regarding HotSpot, please contact support@htsp.ca or call toll-free 1-855-712-5888.

Residence parking

Permits for Spring 2021 can be purchased at the Residence Office located in Residence Building B. Please refer mru.ca/ResidenceParking for full details.

Staff Parking

  • Employees can purchase a parking permit for Lot 2 at the West Gate entrance, or the East Gate Parkade for the Spring and Summer semesters. These permits are available through the HotSpot app or desktop website (www.htsp.ca).
  • Permits cost is $105.25 for the month of July, payroll deductions are unavailable at the moment.

Parking office is open for in-person services.  For other parking inquiries, please email parking@mtroyal.ca

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