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.

June 2017

June 5th until August 4th Building 140 Lighting Retrofit

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

May 2017

May 24th until 25th Building 172 Air Handler 5

May 25th Building 059 Hot and Cold Water

May 24th Building 044 Power

May 23rd until 25th Building 050 Fire Alarm System

May 23 Building 072 Domestic Hot and Cold Water

May 18th Building 140 EF16, EF16A and SF16

May 18th Multiple Buildings Power (031, 032, 035, 048, 080, 081, 082, 083, 084, 0135, 137, 138, 147, 150 and 194)

May 1st until August 18th Building 071 Fire Alarm System

May 2nd unti 31st Building 071 Hydronic Heating

May 16th Building 178 Power

May 16th Multiple Buildings Power (070, 038, 088, 037, 097, 026, 025, 140)

May 12th Building 050 AC 20 and Pumps

May 12th Building 044 Fire Alarm System

May 11th and 12th Building 044 Fire Alarm System

May 10th until 16th Building 140 Fire Alarm System

May 10th until 11th Campus Power

May 10th Building 044 Corridor Closure

May 10th Building 031 Deionized Water

May 10th Building 089 Deionized Water

May 9th Building 031 Power

May 7th Building 089 Electrical Load Testing

May 5th Building 158 Non-Essential Power

May 5th Building 044 Non-Essential Power

May 4th Building 081 AC1 and AC2

May 4th Building 073 Natural Gas

May 4th Building 073 Natural Gas Work Procedure

May 4th Building 073 Potable Water

May 4th Building 073 Potable Water Work Procedure

May 4th Building 073 Deionized Water

May 4th Building 073 Deionized Water Work Procedure

May 4th Building 073 Compressed Air

May 4th Building 073 Compressed Air Work Procedure

May 4th Building 050 Fire Alarm

May 4th Building 011 Fire Alarm System

May 3rd, 4th and 5th Building 070 AC14

May 3rd Building 072 Hot Water

May 3rd Building 044 Fire Alarm

May 3rd Building 044 How Water

May 2nd Building 072 Hot Water

May 2nd until 5th Building 071 AC1

May 2nd until 5th Building 071 AC1 Drawing of Areas Affected

May 2nd Building 050 HVAC

May 1st to 2nd Building 070 AC14

May 1st Building 069 Fan Coil System

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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50 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1