Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption(s)

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.

October 11

Beginning Thursday, October 11 two parking spots will be unavailable in the east end of founders lot 1 due to construction. Additionally, an area in shipping and receiving will be impacted but access will still be available. Construction should be completed by Friday, October 12 in teh evening.

October 9

Please be advised that the north entrance to the J-Wing will be inaccessible until Friday, October 12 due to construction.

During this time, please enter and exit the building through the east entrance.

A map of the closure is available online. The yellow line and arrow indicate the area that is blocked off. The red arrow indicates the entrance that may be used.

September 13

The J Block service elevator is temporarily out of service.

B-Wing renovations

Due to the ongoing renovation of the B-wing Tim Hortons, there will be a portable Tim Hortons store located between south-wing and B-wing main entrance doors, by the bus loop. All hot and cold beverage favourites will be available, as well as all-day breakfast, full bakery items and bagels. Please be aware that the lunch program, including soups and sandwiches, will not be served in the portable store. The B-wing Tim Hortons is expected to reopen in October.

Simcoe building demolition

Status: In Progress
Completion: On track for completion by mid-September 2018
Impact:

  • Increased construction traffic at the Founders Gate entrance from Simcoe St. N. will continue.
  • An office trailer will remain in Founders lot 1 until demolition is complete.

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: