Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption(s)


DC is committed to providing students with a high-quality academic experience. For a full list of what is open on campus or operating virtually, please visit our COVID-19 fall semester page. For information about the upcoming winter semester and program delivery methods please visit our COVID-19 winter semester page. 

November 11 – Parking restrictions at Whitby campus on Thursday, November 12

Please be advised there will be parking restrictions at the Whitby campus on Thursday, November 12 to accommodate the delivery and installation of electrical equipment.

These restrictions include:

  • The parking lot directly in front of the Whitby campus main building entrance will be unavailable. Accessible parking spaces will be available during this time.
  • Individuals are asked to park in the lot to the north of this area, in front of the Skills Training Centre (the building currently under construction).

A map indicating the restricted and available parking areas can be found online.

Please note: from approximately 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., those entering the Whitby campus must do so through the Stellar Drive entrance to accommodate the delivery of equipment.  Access through the main gates will not be affected at any other times during the day.

Security will be on site throughout the day to help direct traffic and ensure the safety of pedestrians. There is no anticipated impact to the Bus Loop during this work – however, we recommend all those travelling to the Whitby campus plan extra time for possible delays.

We appreciate your patience.

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: