PLAN AHEAD! It may take you longer to get to SickKids during the Pan Am Games
Toronto and other cities in the Golden Horseshoe will be hosting the Pan Am Games (July 10-26) and Parapan Am Games (Aug. 7-15) this summer. During the games, some roads will be busier than normal. In addition, temporary traffic measures, such as turning bans, will be in place near games venues. Because there are training facilities, event sites and a host hotel not too far from SickKids, these traffic measures may affect your drive to and from SickKids.
Detailed traffic plans are posted on the Pan Am Games official website. Some of the traffic measures begin in late-June, before the games officially begin, so make sure you check the site if you are coming to SickKids any time between late-June and late-August.
Revenue from parking at SickKids contributes directly to enhancing care for our children and their families, and advancing our research endeavours.
SickKids Atrium parking garage
Parking is available under the hospital. The garage entrance is located on Elm Street. The lot is automated and accepts cash and credit cards. Parkers take a ticket upon entry and pay at one of the pay stations located in each of the P1 to P4 elevator lobbies when exiting.
Parents, visitors and general public
- Daily - Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. $6 per half hour to a maximum of $20. (max. $20 for 24 hours)
- Evenings - Monday to Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. $3 per half hour to a maximum of $7
- Saturday, Sunday and Holidays - 6 a.m. to 6 a.m. $3 per half hour to a maximum of $7.
Parent multi-use passes
Parents who have to attend SickKids on a frequent basis can purchase discounted multi-use passes directly from the pay stations in elevator lobbies of the Atrium parking garage.
- 5-use pass: $80
- 10-use pass: $160
Parent long-stay passes
Parents can also purchase discounted long-stay passes from the Parking Office on Parking Level 1
- One week: $62.50
- Two weeks: $125
- One month: $200
All parking ticket and parking pass purchases are final. Refunds are not available.
There are no 'in-and-out' privileges for daily parking and parent multi-use passes. Parent long-stay passes allow same-day 'in-and-out' privileges.
The Parking Office is located on Parking Level 1 (P1) and is open daily, including weekends and holidays, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. All pay stations also have a customer-service call button available 24 hours a day.
Street parking is available, but read the signs carefully. Do not park on nearby streets before 9:30 a.m. or between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Do not park in the Emergency driveway or in the driveways off Gerrard Street, Elizabeth Street or University Avenue. Cars will be ticketed and towed away.
Additional parking around SickKids
If you decide not to park at SickKids, there are many parking lots conveniently located around the hospital.
SickKids' Protection Services department has a 24-hour phone line at 416-813-7122. You can call this number if you would like someone to walk with you to your car. There may be a short wait while this is arranged.
For your protection, leave items of value and large amounts of cash at home, or keep them with you at all times. The hospital is not responsible for lost or stolen personal items.
What if I lose my parking ticket?
If you lose your parking ticket, please visit the Parking Office on Parking Level 1 (P1). The Parking Office is open daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. All pay stations also have a customer-service call button available 24 hours a day.
What is the maximum height clearance of the SickKids underground parking garage?
The underground garage has a maximum height clearance of 6’1.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please direct all questions regarding parking to Enkosa Obssi, Precise Facility Manager for SickKids, at 416-813-8115 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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