Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption(s)

June 17 to August 5 – Second floor men’s washroom closure at Whitby campus

Please be advised that the second floor men’s washroom in Room 207 at the Whitby campus will be undergoing renovations from Monday, June 17 to Monday, August 5 and will be closed.

Employees, students and campus visitors are asked to use the men’s washroom in the main corridor of the Whitby campus on the first floor as an alternative during this time.

May 24 – Campus bookstores closed

The Oshawa and Whitby campus bookstores will be closed on Friday, May 24 for an event.

May 17 – Parking restrictions and road closures due to construction at the Oshawa campus

Please be advised that over the coming weeks there will be significant restrictions to Founders lot 2 due to the start of construction on Ontario Tech University’s new building. During this time, several portables located to the east of the Campus Library will be moved to a temporary new location at the west end of Founders lot 2.

Due to this, the parking entrance and exit directly north of Avenue of Champions (far west entrance to Founders lot 2) is temporarily closed; it will re-open after the move is completed in August.

Details:

Approximately 225 parking spots in the west section of Founders Lot 2 will be fenced off during construction. After the completion of the move, approximately 175 spots will remain unavailable throughout the duration of the new building construction project (until mid-August 2021).

The rest of Founders Lot 2 will remain open during most of the moving process; however an additional 175 spots in certain sections of the parking lot will be temporarily unavailable on the following tentative dates to allow for trucks to pass through (dates to be confirmed closer to the move):

  • Wednesday, May 22
  • Friday, May 24
  • Friday, May 31
  • Tuesday, June 4

Note: Founders Lot 2 permit holders and campus visitors intending to use Founders lot 2 will only be able to park in the centre and east sections of the lot during this period. If you experience any issues with parking in your designated lot, please use the intercom system to contact Parking Services, who will direct you to an alternative location.

In addition, vehicle access along the stretch of Founders Drive just east and north of the current location of the portables will be limited. Expect road closures and potential traffic delays in this area during the tentative dates listed above.

View a map of parking lot restrictions.

Additional information:

For safety, pedestrians should obey signage and construction personnel. Weather permitting, the move of the portables is scheduled for completion by Friday, August 2.

 

April 24 – Parking restrictions and road closures due to construction at the Oshawa campus

Please be advised that over the coming weeks there will be significant restrictions to Founders lot 2 due to the start of construction on Ontario Tech University’s new building. During this time, several portables located to the east of the Campus Library will be moved to a temporary new location at the west end of Founders lot 2.

Preparations for moving the portables will begin the week of April 22 and their current location will be fenced off. In addition, the parking entrance and exit directly north of Avenue of Champions (far west entrance to Founders lot 2) will be closed during the building relocation; it will re-open after the move is completed in August.

Details:

Approximately 225 parking spots in the west section of Founders Lot 2 will be fenced off during construction. After the completion of the move, approximately 150 spots will remain unavailable throughout the duration of the new building construction project (until mid-August 2021).

The rest of Founders Lot 2 will remain open during most of the moving process; however an additional 175 spots in certain sections of the parking lot will be temporarily unavailable on the following tentative dates to allow for trucks to pass through (dates to be confirmed closer to the move):

  • Wednesday, May 8
  • Monday, May 13
  • Friday, May 17
  • Tuesday, May 21
  • Friday, May 24

Note: Founders Lot 2 permit holders and campus visitors intending to use Founders lot 2 will only be able to park in the centre and east sections of the lot during this period. If you experience any issues with parking in your designated lot, please use the intercom system to contact Parking Services, who will direct you to an alternative location.

View a map of parking lot restrictions.

Lane restrictions/road closures:

  • Monday, April 22 through Friday, May 3: Construction will take place to complete concrete sidewalk installation. Pedestrians should avoid sidewalks in this area. Expect single-lane restrictions and potential traffic delays during this period along the stretch of Founders Drive between Conlin Road and Avenue of Champions. View the construction and lane restriction plan.
  • Wednesday, May 8 through Friday, May 24: Vehicle access along the stretch of Founders Drive just east and north of the current location of the portables will be limited. Expect road closures and potential traffic delays in this area during the tentative dates listed above. Updates will be posted as they become available. View a map of road closures.

Additional information:

For safety, pedestrians should obey signage and construction personnel. Weather permitting, the move of the portables is scheduled for completion by Friday, August 2.

 

March 5 – Scheduled electrical and computing outage Saturday, July 6

Please be advised that the annual electrical preventative maintenance power outage will take place at the Oshawa campus on Saturday, July 6 from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

During this maintenance period, please ensure no activities are scheduled. For everyone’s safety, all buildings will be closed during the power outage, as there will only be minimal emergency power available. In addition, there will be no telecommunication or computer services available. This means that no employee, student or visitor activities can take place at the Oshawa campus on Saturday, July 6.

This outage is required to perform all of the necessary preventative maintenance to ensure continued safe and reliable power to Durham College.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.

For your advanced planning, please note next year’s scheduled electrical maintenance at the Whitby campus will occur on Saturday, July 11, 2020 from approximately 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oshawa campus is not due for electrical preventative maintenance again until 2021.

October 12

Please be advised that construction on the new student residence at the Whitby campus has begun and fencing has been put up around the site. As a result of the ongoing work, employees and students will notice increased construction traffic on campus. Consultations are continuing with the Region of Durham to explore the possibility of a construction entrance directly off Champlain Avenue, to reduce this traffic.

There will be no impact to operations in the main building, workshops, learning lab houses, W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, including Bistro’67, the greenhouses or growing fields.  

Located on the southwest corner of the campus, next to the two learning lab houses, the new residence will be comprised of 31 two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units, each with its own kitchenette and bathroom and is scheduled to open in September 2019.

As always, employees and students are urged to exercise extreme caution when crossing roadways and walking through parking lots.

The residence will be a welcome addition to the Whitby campus, which has seen significant growth over the past several years and further demonstrates Durham College’s commitment to providing students with the best possible experience.

Simcoe Geothermal Field project

The Simcoe Geothermal Field project is a project designed to reduce our carbon footprint in the Willey Building by using reclaimed land from the Simcoe building to install a geothermal field, Innovation Centre and piping network.

Status: In Progress
Completion: On track for completion by March 2019
Impact:

  • Boreholes will be drilled in the current location of the former Simcoe building.
  • Increased construction traffic at the Founders Gate entrance from Simcoe St. N. will continue until the project is complete.
  • The SSB courtyard will be closed to facilitate the construction of an associated mechanical building that will act as a living lab in the future.
  • An area including the south end of Founders 1 lot, a section of Founders Drive and the shipping and receiving lane will experience intermittent construction to allow the installation of the buried pipelines.

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

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY OR UNPLANNED SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

In the event of a temporary or unplanned service disruption, 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.

NOTICE OF PLANNED SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

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.

REPORTING A SERVICE DISRUPTION

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