Main Campus
Facility Service Disruption Notifications

Utility shutdowns and other service disruption notifications are posted as advanced notice of a temporary shutdown of utilities such as steam, chilled water, domestic hot and cold water, heating water, deionized water, natural gas, compressed gas, non-essential power and essential power which in turn may temporarily affect the operation of fire protection, elevator, ventilation, electronic access, and lighting systems.
Shutdowns and service disruptions may involve road, walkway or building access which may temporarily affect pedestrian and vehicular traffic and persons with disabilities.

August 2017

August 29th Building 073 Access Disruption Due to Delivery

August 28th Building 005 Fire Alarm Testing

August 28th Building 010 Fire Alarm Testing

August 28th Building 047 Fire Alarm Testing

August 28th until 31st Building 140 Fume Hoods

August 25th Building 159 Fire Alarm Testing

August 25th Building 017 Fire Alarm Testing

August 24th Building 072 Fire Alarm System

August 23rd Building 007 Fire Alarm Testing

August 22nd until 23rd Building 037 Steam

August 22nd Building 044 and 183 Steam

August 21st until 25th Building 011 Fire Alarm System

August 21st Building 158 Domestic Cold Water

August 17th Building 031 Fume Hoods and Exhaust Fans

August 17th until 22nd Building 001, 112, 023 Fire Alarm System

August 16th Building 199 Fire Alarm System

August 16th Building 186 Domestic Cold Water

August 16th Building 185 Fire Alarm System

August 16th Building 158 Domestic Water

August 16th Building 039 AC3 and AC4

August 15th Building 170 Fire Alarm System

August 15th Building 160 AC1 and AC2

August 15th Building 157 FIre Alarm System

August 15th until 17th Building 090 Steam

August 15th until 16th Building 073 Loading Dock Access

August 15th until 16th Building 071 Steam Piping

August 15th until 21st Building 060 Exterior Wall Repair

August 14th Building 116 Fire Alarm System

August 14th Building 102 Fire Alarm System

August 14th Building 069 Chilled Water

August 14th until 18th Building 067 Fire Alarm System

August 14th Building 043 Steam

August 14th Building 012 Hot Water

August 14th Building 069 Chilled Water

August 14th Building 056 Fire Alarm

August 14th Building 037 Steam and Condensate

August 14th Building 004 Fire Alarm System

August 10th Building 068 Entrance

Extended Service Disruptions 2017

June 20th until September 30th 2017 Building 073 Construction Trailer Location

Map of Construction Trailer Location

June 6th until September 1st Building 073 Fire Alarm System

June 5th until November 30th Building 073 Work on Drains

May until October 2017

May 10th until October 31st Building 073 AC5 and AC7

May 1st until August 25th 2017 Parking Lots P23, P24 and East Ring Road Reconstruction

Please be advised that Capital Paving has been awarded a contract to reconstruct East Ring Road and parking lots P23 and P24 this spring and summer. Portions of East Ring Road will be limited to local traffic as the project progresses.  Motorists and pedestrians will be required to follow posted detours. Most of P23 and all of P24 will be closed for the duration of the project.  Capital Paving will be mobilizing the week of May 1 and the project is expected to run until August 25, 2017.

Please follow this link to view construction updates and traffic restrictions related to P23, P24 and East Ring Road reconstruction starting the week of May 1st. 

May 15 Until June 15th 2017

May 15th until June 15th Building 071 Perimeter Heating

April 2017 - April 2018 Projects

April 20th 2017 until April 30th 2018 Building 026 Fire Alarm System

Future Annual Utilities Shutdowns

To provide the campus community with the opportunity to plan future activities, Physical Resources has developed a standard time frame for the annual electrical and steam systems maintenance shutdowns.
The shutdowns are necessary to perform essential preventive maintenance on these systems.


Commencing in 2007, the yearly campus wide electrical shutdowns will take place each year on the last Saturday in April. The dates for the following years will be:

2009 - April 25
2010 - May 01
2011 - No Electrical Shutdown
2012 - April 28
2013 - April 27
2014 - April 26
2015 - April 25
2016 - April 30
2017 - April 29 and April 30

These shutdowns are to do preventive maintenance on our aging electrical infrastructure. The theory of course is that good preventive maintenance on critical equipment will minimize disruptive emergency outages. We ask that departments plan their activities well in advance and avoid these dates. These dates represent the least disruptive window of opportunity to do this work. Buildings will be without regular power for the duration of the shutdown. Emergency lighting, as provided by the campus essential power system, will not be affected. As the shutdown dates approach, we will issue more detailed information. Queries shall be directed to Doug Doel, Manager, Electrical Design, extension 53459 or email

Standardizing Shutdowns

Standardizing shutdown times will allow departments to plan their activities well in advance so as not to cause undue disruption. In particular, it is important that no major special events be planned during these shutdowns. Arranging temporary power or steam supplies is very expensive and generally will not be provided. If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Steve Nyman, Director, Maintenance and Energy Services at extension 54881 or email

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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1