Main Campus Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications & Bulletins

September 2020

September Until January Building 039 Elevator E24 Shutdown

Building 039 Map for Route to Alternate Elevator

September 22nd Buildings 046, 049, 090, 093 and 146 High Pressure Steam

September 14th Traffic Restrictions between Alexander Hall and the MacNaughton Building
Please note that from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on September 14th,  a section of Parking Lot P1C (behind Alexander Hall) will be closed to all traffic for the relocation of materials via crane to the MacNaughton building. The access to the University Centre loading dock will be maintained.

September 17th Building 071 AC4

September 14th Building 093 Vacuum Pumps

September 10th Until 25th Building 011 Fire Alarm Testing

September 10th Building 180 Elevators E42 and E43 Unavailable due to Testing

September 9th Building 180 Fire Alarm System Testing

September 9th Building 068 Power

September 9th Building 046 Domestic Cold Water

September 5th Building 073, 028 and 021 Power

September 4th Building 031 AC9 and RF9

September 3rd Buildings 077, 030, 003 Fire Alarm Testing

September 2nd Building 093 Pool Room Power

September 2nd Building 008 and 180 Fire Alarm System

September 2nd Building 082 and 083 Greenhouse Access Work

September 2nd Building 067 Fire Alarm System

September 2nd Building 049 AC2

September 2nd Building 002 Fire Alarm Testing

On-going Shutdowns and Service Disruptions

August 31st Until February 26th 2021 Building 001 Kitchen Work

August 12th Until November 30th Building 140 Electrical Study

August 10th Until September 15th Building 147 Work

August 4th Until December 30th Building 028 Washroom Renovations

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

May 2020 Until September 2020 Building 158 Level 3 Renovations Begins 

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

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