McMaster Health Forum
1280 Main Street West, MML-417
Hamilton, ON Canada L8S 4L6
+1.905.525.9140 ext. 22121
How to find us
By car – General driving directions and parking options
From Toronto airports:
Take either the Gardiner Expressway / Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) westbound, or Highway 401 westbound to Highway 403 (Hamilton) or Highway 407 westbound to Burlington, where the highway splits to QEW southbound and Highway 403 westbound. Take Highway 403 to the Highway 8 West Main Street exit. At the traffic lights, turn left and then immediately right onto Newton Avenue. Continue to King Street. Cross over King Street to Sterling Street and turn left. Proceed up Sterling Street to the McMaster main entrance and follow the signs for visitor parking.
From the Niagara Peninsula:
Follow the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) towards Toronto, over the Skyway Bridge. Take Highway 403 westbound towards Hamilton and exit at Highway 8 West Main Street exit. At the traffic lights at the end of the ramp, turn left and then immediately right onto Newton Avenue. Continue to King Street. Cross over King Street onto Sterling Street and turn left. Proceed up Sterling Street to the McMaster main entrance. Follow the signs for visitor parking.
From Brantford and London:
Travel eastbound on Highway 403 to the Aberdeen Street exit. Turn left at the first lights onto Longwood Road. Proceed to King Street. Turn left at King Street and go to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Sterling Street and proceed along to McMaster University's main entrance. Follow the signs for visitor parking.
Take Highway 8 southbound to Dundas. Highway 8 becomes King Street, then becomes Cootes Drive as you proceed through town. Follow Cootes Drive to Main Street West. Turn left. Turn left at the first set of lights, which is the entrance to the University and McMaster Hospital. Keep to right and drive past the entrance to the hospital parking garage, which takes you to Forsythe Avenue. Follow Forsythe to the McMaster main entrance. Turn left and follow the signs for visitor parking.
By public transit – GO bus/train and city bus information
GO Transit provides direct transit service to McMaster's GO Terminal on west campus, from Sunday to Friday, along two GO Transit corridors:
- An express bus connection to/from the Burlington GO Station with convenient transfers with the Lakeshore GO train service.
- GO bus service along the Highway 407 corridor includes service at three carpool lots in Burlington and Oakville, as well as bus stops in Mississauga, Brampton and York University. See ACT.mcmaster.ca for details.
- Burlington Transit's route #1 bus travels along Plains Road and Fairview Street from the Appleby GO Station to downtown Hamilton, where you can transfer to a Mac-bound Hamilton Transit (HSR) bus. See ACT.mcmaster.ca for details.
Other helpful links
More information on parking
Travelling on foot? Consult a McMaster campus map
For more options or help planning a trip to McMaster by transit, click here
Keep up on the Forum's activities and events by subscribing to the Forum's newsletter.