Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption(s)

August 18 – First-floor corridor of north A-Wing in the Gordon Willey building closed August 20 to 27

Please be advised that due to required upgrades to the ceiling and lighting at the Oshawa campus, the Gordon Willey building’s first-floor corridor of the north A-Wing will be closed from Saturday, August 20 to Saturday, August 27.

During this time, access to the corridor, including the north entrance and men’s washroom, will not be permitted. Alternate access points and exits will be available via the northeast corner of the H-Wing and the south entrance to the Galleria. Alternate men’s washrooms are available in the Galleria (Room I106) or the H-Wing (Room H152).

The attached map outlines the impacted areas, which will be cordoned off. Signage will be posted during the ongoing work to indicate alternate access points.

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

August 18 – Whitby campus exterior door closed until August 19

Please be advised that due to ongoing construction, the entrance doors to the shop/stairwell located at the east side of the Whitby campus Main building will not be accessible until Friday, August 19, end of day.

Alternate access points to the building are available:

  • Main entrance
  • North East shop area entrance
  • South shop area entrance

Signage will be posted.

Thank you for your co-operation.

August 15 – Emergency simulation taking place at Oshawa campus August 18 and 19

Please be advised that emergency service preparation and training will be held at the Durham College (DC) Oshawa campus for external emergency response community partners on Thursday, August 18 and Friday, August 19.

The Office of Campus Safety (OCS) and the Durham Regional Police Service (DRPS) will be doing a walk-though of the spaces for the training exercise on Thursday, August 18. On Friday, August 19, the day of the simulated emergency, there will be a noticeable presence of DRPS, Oshawa Fire Service, Durham Emergency Medical Services and other emergency personnel on campus between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you see these tactical units, or an increase in police officers on campus, please be advised that there is no active incident taking place, they are here for training purposes only.

The training exercises will take place in designated areas within the Gordon Willey building and the South Village cafeteria. The OCS asks individuals who may be on campus to remain out of areas identified as exercise locations. Emergency Service partners will train in various situations with multiple simulated casualties, events and actions that may cause loud bangs and popping noises.

If an emergency situation does arise during this time, DC will activate as many methods of notification as possible to alert the campus community. If you hear or see any of the notifications outlined on the campus safety webpage, please respond appropriately.

August 11 – PROTO and Electric Vehicle lab construction begins August 15 at the Whitby Campus

Please be advised that beginning Monday, August 15, construction of the new PROTO and Electric Vehicle (EV) lab will begin in the Main building of the Whitby campus. The work is expected to continue until December 31, 2022.

During this time, the construction area will be hoarded and there will be no access to the overhead door on the east side of the building (formerly the Plumbing area).

Thank you for your patience and co-operation.

August 3 – Oshawa campus Media Hub Project to start August 8

Please be advised beginning Monday, August 8, work will commence on the Media Hub Project, located in the B-Wing of the Gordon Willey building at the Oshawa campus. The estimated completion date is Friday, December 22, 2022.

During the first two weeks of this project, please note:

  • The corridor west of B105 and the Test Centre back stairwell will be closed to staff and students, and should only be used as an emergency exit, if needed.
  • The staging exterior area is located outside of the B-Wing west courtyard entrance.
  • Signage will be posted while work is being completed.

Thank you for your co-operation.

August 1 to 31 – Oshawa campus roofing replacemenT

Please be advised beginning Monday, August 1, work will take place on the roof deck of Gyms 1 and 2, located in the Gordon Willey building at the Oshawa campus.

During this time, please note:

  • Gyms 1 and 2 will be closed from Monday, August 8 to Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
  • The north entrance/exit to the F-Wing will not be accessible. Employees and students are asked to use alternate access points to F-Wing and Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre.
  • There will be a small amount of steam coming from the worksite during the project.
  • Signage will be posted while work is being completed.
  • Orientation activities scheduled on Thursday, September 1 in Gyms 1 and 2 will not be impacted.

Block building to impact Founders lot 1 parking until August 31

Please be advised that effective Monday, May 16, Durham College will start mobilization for the renovation occurring in the J-Block at the Oshawa campus. A portion of Founders lot 1 will not be accessible due to fencing installed around the west side of the building.

During this time, motorists and pedestrians are asked to take note of the changes in the driving patterns around the building, including one-way and two-way lanes. A map of the disruption area is available online. Drivers are asked to proceed slowly and use caution.

The disruption is expected to last until approximately Wednesday, August 31. Thank you for your co-operation and patience during this work.

May 4 – Road closures near Durham College on Conlin Road beginning May 9 until December 2022

Please be advised that beginning Monday, May 9 until December 2022, the Regional Municipality of Durham and the City of Oshawa will begin construction on and around Conlin Road, west of Durham College(DC), resulting in full and partial road closures and lane restrictions. The proposed work includes feeder main, water main, sanitary and storm sewer construction and road reconstruction.

Areas to be closed in stages to through-traffic include:

  • Conlin Road West from Garrard Road to Stevenson Road North.
  • The intersection of Thornton Road North and Conlin Road West.

Please see the attached notice and map to view the closure area and detour routes.

Employees and students should be prepared for delays when driving or taking public transit to campus, particularly during peak travel hours. At all times, DC reminds you to allow for plenty of time to get to campus, and to travel with caution and care.

Further information and future updates will be posted on

Notice of Service Disruption

Durham College will provide notice of service disruption when any facility and/or technology are unavailable.

A notice of service disruption will include the following:

  • Reason for the disruption
  • Anticipated duration of the disruption
  • Alternate facilities or services, if any
  • Appropriate contact information


In the event of a temporary or unplanned service disruption, a notification will be served as quickly as possible via:

A notice placed at the main reception desks and/or in a visible location at the main entrances of all buildings on campus.


In the event of a planned service disruption, the college will provide the public with reasonable notice (at least 10 business days) of any such disruption via:

A notice placed at the main reception desks and/or in a visible location at the main entrances of all buildings on campus.


Service disruptions can be reported to the specific department or school affected by/responsible for the disruption or to one of the following areas: