Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins

July 2020

July 30th Building 180 Elevators E42 and E43 

July 29th Building 073 Elevator

July 29th Building 021 Elevator E53

July 28th Building 089 Elevator E78

July 28th Building 049 Elevator E52

July 28th Building 012 Elevator E51

July 27th Building 158 Elevators E45 and E46

July 13th Until 17th Building 158 Elevator E45

July 13th Until July 17th Smith Lane at College Avenue Closed
Access to Smith Lane at College Avenue will be closed for the installation of a new water-main on Monday July 13 until approximately Friday July 17, 2020. Please access McGilvray Street at College as an alternate route.

July 10th Building 073, MacNaughton Construction Site Fire Drill
Please note that at 9:00 am on Friday, July 10th, 2020 the MacNaughton construction site will be conducting a "mock fire drill" for the site and site workers. This will consist of an air horn blast on Reynolds Walk as shown on the attached layout. No action is needed from any of the University of Guelph Staff during this time.
Questions may be directed to Eric LaFontaine, Senior Construction Coordinator
Cell: 226-332-0823 or email

July 9th Until 10th Building 158 Smoke Alarms

July 8th Building 158 Smoke Alarms

July 8th Building 073 Potable Water

July 7th Until August 10th Buildings 055, 180, P23 Tunnel Work

July 7th Until 10th Building 158 Food Court Flooring Work

July 7th Until 8th Building 024, 068 and 071 Drilling Work along Walkway Areas

July 7th Building 140 Steam Valve Repair

July 6th Building 068 Cold Domestic Water

June 2020 Until October 2020

June 25th Until August 15th Food Court Renovations

June 4th Until October 8th Building 056 and 073 Notice of Work

May 2020 Until September

May 2020 Until September 2020 Building 158 Level 3 Renovations Begins 

May 2020 Until July 2020

May 19th Until July 1st Building 072 Air Handling Units

May 15th Until July 1st Building 072 Air Handling Units

May 12th Until July 1st Building 072 Air Handling Units

May 11 Until July 24  Buildings 140 and 073 Camera Installation

May 11th Until July 1st Building 072 Prairie Hall HVAC

November 2019 - August 2020 

November 21st 2019 Until August 31st 2020 Building 068 Electrical Supply in Area under Construction

Smith Lane Sidewalk Closure
For safety reasons a portion of the sidewalk along Smith Lane where it intersects with College Avenue will be closed due to construction activities currently underway at the Former VMI Building 046. Closure signage will be posted at the sidewalk.
Closure is effective immediately until an anticipated re-opening in the spring of 2020 when the sidewalk signage will be removed. 

October 2019 Until March 2021

October 7th 2019 Until March 9th 2021 Building 068 MacKinnon Building Construction and Renovations 

April 2019 Until August 2020

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

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