Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption(s)

February 26 – Second-floor B-Wing women’s washroom closed February 26 to March 2

Please be advised that the women’s washroom on the second floor of the B-Wing in the Gordon Willey building (Room B217) will be closed from Wednesday, February 26 at noon until Monday, March 2 at 4 p.m. due to scheduled repairs and maintenance.

Employees, students and campus visitors are asked to use the first-floor women’s washroom located directly below B217, or the second-floor women’s washroom located north of the B-Wing Tim Hortons as an alternative during this time.

February 24 – Campus ID Services moving to the Student Services Building

Please be advised that the Durham College Campus ID Services office at the Oshawa campus will be relocating to its new home at the welcome desk on the first floor of the Student Services building (SSB).

Its current location in G-1004 in the Campus and Recreation Centre (CRWC) will be open and operational until 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25. Beginning at noon on that day, campus identification services will resume in the SSB, and service will no longer be available in G-1004.

While the Campus ID Services office has been occupying space in the G-Wing of the CRWC for more than 20 years, its permanent relocation to the SSB will better serve students by providing access to more services in the same space.

February 19 – Notice of emergency simulation exercise on Oshawa campus – February 29

Please be aware that a large-scale emergency simulation exercise will be held at the Oshawa campus on Saturday, February 29 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. This is part of an exciting experiential learning opportunity for students from the schools of Justice & Emergency Services, Health & Community Services and Media, Art & Design as well as Ontario Tech University’s nursing program.

Activity will be concentrated in the Centre for Collaborative Education, Justice Wing and the university’s UA and UB buildings. Working with our students and employees will be partners from Emergency Physicians, Region of Durham Paramedic Services and Whitby Fire and Emergency Services (Training).

While the exercise is underway between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., there will be a noticeable presence of emergency vehicles on campus, volunteers acting in distress and being moved around campus on stretchers, and the use of smoke machines. Signage will be in place and student volunteers will be available around campus to provide additional direction and information as needed during this time.

This is the second year for this exercise, which allows participants to put their in-class training into action and gain vital understanding of how members of emergency and health services, legal services and the media must work together during an emergency.

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: