Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption(s)

August 7 – Commencement Drive exit temporarily closed

Students and employees on campus are advised that the Commencement Drive exit onto Simcoe Street North at the Oshawa campus is temporarily closed due to a fallen pole near the bus loop. Drivers leaving campus can use the Founders Drive exit onto Simcoe Street North as an alternative. Pedestrians are asked to avoid the area in yellow on the attached map until the pole can be removed. This exit is expected to be closed until Monday, August 10.

August 5 – Stairwell near B-Wing and Marketplace closed until August 14

Please be advised that the stairwell between the B-Wing and the main Marketplace entrance from The Pit will be closed until Friday, August 14 to accommodate a roof repair. This stairwell will also be closed on the second and third floors.

The exterior doors to the Champions Courtyard will also be inaccessible at this time except in the case of an emergency.

Pedestrians are asked to avoid the area during the closures and to take alternative routes when navigating between floors of the Gordon Willey building near the B-Wing.

July 22 -Exterior pathway upgrades taking place near Student Centre and C-Wing courtyard from July 22 until August 31

For those employees and students on campus, please be advised that the main entrance to the Student Centre and several doors to the C-Wing courtyard at the Oshawa campus will be unavailable beginning July 22 for upgrades to the exterior walkways near these areas. During this time, the construction zone will be fenced off and wayfinding signage will be posted.

Alternative entrances to these areas include:

  • The north doors to the Student Centre on the second floor.
  • The north and west doors in the C- and L-Wings.

A map of the construction around the Student Centre and C-Wing courtyard are available online. The red lines indicate the areas that are blocked off. The blue circles indicate the entrances that may be used.

The work on the Student Centre walkways will be completed by Monday, August 17, while the work to the C-Wing courtyard will be completed by Monday, August 31.

Individuals who are close to this area may hear increased noise due to the ongoing work.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

March 24 – All Durham College campuses and locations are closed until further notice due to COVID-19.

Durham College is open virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic while courses and services are being offered remotely.
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February 13 – Lane reduction and traffic delays on Founders Drive due to construction

Construction at the site of Ontario Tech University’s new building at the Oshawa campus is currently underway. Dump trucks are stationed north of the construction site along Founders Drive. As a result, motorists should expect disruptions to traffic flow along Founders Drive between the crosswalk north of the UL Building and the crosswalk at Founders Gate, daily between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. through the end of February.

Traffic impact:

  • Motorists who need to access the south part of campus should use the Simcoe Street/Founders Gate entrance or the Commencement Drive entrance.
  • Eastbound traffic along the affected section of Founders Drive will be stopped intermittently to allow the dump trucks to be loaded. Obey the direction of traffic control personnel.
  • All gates to the Founders Lot 2 parking lot as well as pay-and-display parking spaces will remain accessible as normal. Please be cautious when driving in these areas due to the presence of construction equipment.

Pedestrian impact:

  • Pedestrians should cross Founders Drive only at designated locations. Follow posted signage.
  • Be aware of the presence of large vehicles in the area.
  • Do not use the walkway corridor along the west side of the construction site (adjacent to the Campus Library).

Your patience and co-operation is appreciated.

July 3 – Parking restrictions and road closures due to construction at the Oshawa campus

Please be advised that over the summer there may 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.


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.

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 may be limited at times during the summer. Expect road closures and potential traffic delays in this area during those times.

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: