Utility Shutdowns and Facility Service Disruption Notifications

2021 Campus Walkway Restoration Work

  • Alumni Walk between East Ring Road and Lang Way will be closed from May 3rd until August 2021. An alternate path has been designated with signage.
  • Reynolds Walk Road will be closed from May 10th until August 2021. The sidewalk will remain open.

July 2021

  • July 30th Building 046, 146, 012 and 123 Essential Power Emergency Generator Testing
  • July 29th Building 043 Essential Power Emergency Generator Testing
  • July 28th Building 082 Essential Power Emergency Generator Testing
  • July 27th Building 091 and 092 Essential Power Emergency Generator Testing
  • July 27th Until August 3rd Building 142 West Side, Electronic Access Infrastructure Work
  • July 26th Building 101 and 232 Water Shutdown for Main Valve Replacement
  • July 26th Lang Way Partial Lane reduction for Crane Positioning due to 055 Roof Work
  • July 26th Building 072 Chilled Water to Maritime Hall Offices (front entrance and level 1, HVAC units 1, 2 and 3) 
  • July 24th Building 031 Non-essential Power. Also affected: Outside Parking Lots around 031 Alexander Hall, 048 Federal Building, 084 Annex Building, 127 Storage Portable, Parking Lot P31 Car Chargers, Stone and Gordon Walkway Lighting and Gryphon Statue, and the Food Bank
  • July 23rd Building 072 Essential Power Out Briefly to Connect New BAS Panel and AHU Cab Lights
  • July 23rd Building 038 Potable Water to Install New Valve
  • Juy 23rd Building 011 Power to Lights and Receptacles on 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors
  • July 22nd Building 093 Power Briefly Out for Panel Change
  • July 22nd Building 082 Power, First Floor Areas
  • July 21st Building 140 AC 15 and RF 15 for Maintenance
  • July 21st Building 012 AC2 and RF2, HVAC in Animal Areas
  • July 20th Building 062 Annual Fire Alarm Testing, No Evacuation Required
  • July 20th Building 072 Power Affecting Elevator and Numerous Equipment Systems
  • July 20th Building 044 Power Shutdown Prior to Building Operating Hours
  • July 20th Sidewalk between Building 040 and Dog Run Being Repaired
  • July 20th Until 22nd  Laneway Between 051 and 054 Being Used for Unloading
  • July 17th Building 055 Roof Work, Crane on Site on Lang Way
  • July 17th Non-essentail Power to buildings 031 Alexander Hall, Elevators, Outside Parking Lots around Alexander Hall, 048 Federal Building/620 Gordon Street, 084 Annex Building/620 Gordon Street, 127 Storage Portable, Parking Lot P31 Car Chargers, Stone and Gordon Walkway Lighting and Gryphon Feature, and the Food Bank
  • July 16th Building 140 AC12 for Maintenance
  • July 16th Building 072 Tunnel under Maritime, Emergency Lighting, Exit Lights, Lights in Knuckle, Security Panel (has battery back-up) Parking Lot Lights 
  • July 16th Building 012 AC1 and RF1, HVAC in Animal Areas
  • July 16th Building 140 Exhaust Fans and Fume Hoods Out of Service for Maintenance Work
  • July 15th Building 072 Tunnel Under Mountain Hall, Pumps P6, P7, Toilet Exhaust and Tunnel Exhaust 
  • July 15th Building 081 All Exhaust Fans and Fume Hoods for Maintenance
  • July 15th Building 135 All Gas Equipment for Installation of Pipe Union
  • July 15th Building 154 AC1 Maintenance
  • July 15th Building 040 AC1 Maintenance
  • July 14th Building 140 West Wing Fume Hoods, Calibrations and Flow Testing
  • July 13th Until 19th Building 011 Annual Fire Alarm Testing - Evacuation Not Required
  • July 13th Building 140 Domestic Hot Water Shutdown for Leak on Main Line
  • July 12th building 146 AC1 and AC2 Maintenance
  • July 12th Building 159 Elevator 82 Unavailable for the day due to Scheduled Testing
  • July 12th Building 154 Elevator 76 Unavailable for the day due to Scheduled Testing
  • July 12th Building 031 Elevator 81 Unavailable for the day due to Scheduled Testing
  • July 12th Building 075 Installation of Emergency Alert Beacon
  • July 12th Until 14th Building 040 AC1 and EF1 Testing
  • July 11th Building 158 Non-Essential Power Off to Building 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 a.m.
  • July 9th Building 069 AC1 Fan Damper Repair
  • July 8th Until 9th Building 082 Equipment Installation Work
  • July 8th and 9th Building 040 AC1 and EF1 Maintenance
  • July 7th Building 140 Fume Hood Exhaust Fans
  • July 6th Building 172 Fire Alarm Testing
  • July 5th Until July 30th Dairy Bush Hill Pathway - Closed to Pedestrians due to Reconstruction
  • June 30th Until July 23rd Building 044 Overhead Work in Breezeway, Wards 4 and 6 and Area Corridors 
  • May 31st Until July 31st Walkway Areas Around Buildings 050, 051, 054 and 055 will be restricted for Roof Work

On-going Shutdowns and Service Disruptions

  • June 14th Until August 30th Building 021 Construction Work
  • April 26th Until July 31st Access Behind Building 011 and Part of Parking Lot P51 Restricted
  • April 14th Until July 31st Sidewalk Access Restricted Between 072 Mountain Hall and 159 Thornbrough Building
  • April 1st Until July 30 Building 072 Heating, Hot Water and Glycol System Work
  • University Centre Renovation Schedule March Until September

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 douglas@pr.uoguelph.ca.

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 snyman@pr.uoguelph.ca