Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins

August 2019

August 13th Until 14th University Centre Bus Loop will be Closed for Repairs
The University Centre Bus Loop will be closed all day Tuesday August 13th and Wednesday August 14th for concrete and asphalt replacement, but will remain accessible for emergency access only. Buses will still run, but pick up locations may be along South Ring Road.

August Until September: 158 University Centre, Courtyard Flooring Project Update
In light of the unforeseen conditions at the North Entrance to the University Centre, we wish to provide a campus wide update for the project.
Within the next day or so, the entire North Entrance will be taken out of use. There will be a temporary barrier free entrance provided just north of the entrance (into the seating area near Starbucks. Users of the space will enter through this temporary entrance and travel past Starbucks and around the north elevators to gain access to the University Centre.
The remedial work taking place at the North Entrance will include a day time shift and an evening shift of workers until approximately August 16th. Daytime work is necessary to make up time that was lost due to this unforeseen circumstance.
As the contractor continues to resolve the North Entrance, demolition has commenced at the South Entrance (near the bus loop). All services remain open and accessible. Once an appropriate area is removed, the contractor will level the area and will reopen the space until tiling can commence. 
Please be advised that if you have a meeting room booked in the University Centre there will be noisy work taking place that cannot/will not be halted. If you have booked a meeting room in the UC and cannot tolerate the noisy work, please review other buildings for an acceptable meeting room.
Due to the unforeseen items the project is behind schedule, the project team will continue to monitor and will ensure the area is all re-opened by September. This may result in some areas not being re-tiled, these areas will be completed at a future date.
The University is extremely appreciative of your understanding and patience as it relates to the disruptions taking place as a result of this project.
If there are any concerns please contact the Construction Coordinator, David Loates or the Project Manager, Ashley Feeney

August 29th Building 091 Power

August 29th Building 082 Power

August 27th Building 082 Power

August 26th Building 043 Power

August 23rd Building 158 Power

August 21st Buildings 046, 049, 146 Fire Alarm System

August 21st Building 070 Power

August 20th Building 158 Power

August 20th Building 070 Fire Alarm System

August 20th Buildings 001, 023 ans 112 Power

August 19th Until 21st Building 002 Fire Alarm

August 19th Until 20th Building 0 71 Elevators Temporarily Out of Services Please read notice below.
August 19th Until 20th Building 071 Elevators 03, 04 and 05 - C.A.T.5 Testing

August 17th Building 140 EF1

August 16th Buildings 102, 116 and 157 Fire Alarm Testing

August 16th Building 066 Fire Alarm Testing

August 15th Until 23rd Building 158 3rd Floor Womens and Universal Washroom

August 15th to August 23, 2019 MacDonald Hall Building West Facing Barrier Free Access Ramp Temporarily Closed 
The West facing barrier free access ramp at MacDonald Hall Building 002 will be shutdown temporarily, however  the east facing barrier free access ramps are both open and accessible using the walkway that runs to the east side of MacDonald Hall Building.  Reason is to waterproofing of the steam trench. If you have any questions or concerns please contact David Loates at extension 56782, cell 519-277-4969 or

August 15th Building 072 Power

August 15th Building 070 Elevator 14 Temporarily Out of Service

August 15th Building 059 Fire Alarm

August 15th Building 050 Roof Access

August 15th Building 031 Fume Hood Fans

August 15th Building 028 Power

August 15th Building 007 Exhaust Fans

August 14th Until 30th Building 014 Work

August 14th Building 089 Roof Fan

August 14th Building 068 AC6 and RF6

August 14th Building 066 Power

August 13th Until 27th Building 014 and 016 WiFi Install

August 13th Until 14th Building 007 Fire Alarm Testing

August 13th Building 051 Power

August 13th Building 040 Fume Hoods

August 13th BUilding 039 Fume Hoods

August 13th Buildings 01, 023, 112 Power Disruption

August 10th Building 160 Power

August 10th Building 140 Fume Hoods and Exhaust Fans

August 10th Buildings 073, 021 and 028 Power Disruption

August 10 Building 051 and 142 Power Disruption 

August 9th Building 146 Fire Alarm

August 8th Until 9th Building 028 Concrete Work

August 8th Building 072 Harbour Within Maritime Hall

August 7th Parking Lot P1-C and Christie Lane Temporary Closure
Christie Lane and Parking Lot P1-C will be closed Wednesday August 7, 2019 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm in order to repair chilled water leak.

Please contact:  Dave Bezanson at extension 52471 or cell: 519-220-8741 or  with any questions.

August 7th Until 8th Building 140 Fans

August 7th Buildings 021, 028 and 073 Power

August 7th Building 071 Roof Work

August 7th Building 046 AC3 and AC31

August 7th Building 048 Compressed Air

August 7th Building 011 Power

August 6th Until 20th Building 011 Fire Alarm

August 6th Until 10th Building 073 Cable Work

August 6th Until 10th Wingard Walk Work

August 6th Until 9th Building 007 Steam

August 6th Until 8th Building 140 Fans

August 3rd Multiple Buildings

August 3rd Buildings 180, 181 and 182 Power and Elevators Temporarily Out of Service

August 3rd Building 158 Power

August 3rd Building 075 Power

August 2nd West Campus Buildings Chilled Water Line Repair

August 2nd Building 142 Power

August 2nd Until September 2nd Building 070 West Outdoor Stair Replacement

August 2nd Until 10th Building 077 Window Work

August 2nd Building 069 Power

August 1st Building 089 Elevator 78

August 1st Building 069 Power

August 1st Building 046 Power

August 1st Until 2nd Christie Lane Road Closure
Christie Lane is to be closed on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 2:00 pm until Friday, August 2, 2019 at 5:00 am in order to repair chilled water leak.
Areas affected will be access to buildings and parking lots on Christie lane.
Please contact:   Dave Bezanson at Ext. 52471 or cell:  519-220-8741  or   with any questions.

July Until August 2019

July 31st Until August 9th College Avenue Trench Work

July 30th Until August 6th Building 146 Walkway Access Temporarily Closed

July 29th Until August 9th Building 044 Noise from Construction Work

July 29th Until August 2nd University Centre Food Court Closed, Click on link below for food vendors open for business during this closure

July 29th Until August 22nd Building 066 Electronic Access

July 22nd Until August 21st Building 158 First Floor - Floor Work

July 22nd Until August 14th Building 073 Work

July 17th Until August 7th Electronic Access

July 16th Until August 15th Building 158 Steam Work

July 15th Until August 18th Building 142 Work

July 15th Until August 15th College Avenue East Closure for Construction
Please be advised that College Avenue East will be closed to through traffic from July 15, 2019 to August 15, 2019 for the installation of a water main and sanitary sewer and associated road reconstruction from the driveway at Harrison House / Hilton Centre east to Victoria Road.
The City of Guelph is expected to post notice of the closure in late June.

April 2019 Until August 2019

April 29th 2019 Until August 2020 Building 046 Partial Closure for Construction

​February 2019 Until August  2019

February 4th Until August 15th Building 024 Elevator Installation Affects 025 and 071 Courtyard Access 

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.


Yearly campus wide electrical shutdowns will take place each year on the last Saturday in April.
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 52014 or email