Notice of service disruption

Current Disruption(s)

August 16 – Campus ID office to serve students and employees from temporary location August 19 to 23

Please be advised that due to varnish being applied to the floors in Gyms 1 and 2 of the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Campus ID Services will continue to provide front line service from a temporary location in G-213, between Monday, August 19 and Friday August 23. During this time, G-1004 will be closed.

July 26 – Annual roof maintenance over B-Wing begins July 29 for three weeks

​Annual roof maintenance over the B-Wing at the Oshawa campus begins Monday, July 29 and is scheduled to complete Monday, August 19. Due to this work, the first-floor F-Wing, second-floor B-Wing and north cafeteria exits will be closed. Please use exits located in the Campus Wellness and Recreation Centre (CRWC) or C-Wing. Please see the map for available exits and the area impacted by this work.

July 3 – Northwest entrance to the J-Wing closed until September 4

Please be advised that the northwest entrance to the J-Wing building will be closed until Wednesday, September 4 due to construction. In the meantime, members of the campus community can access the J-Wing through the west entrance of the UJ-Wing portable.

Signage is currently posted in Founders lot 1 and inside the UJ-Wing portable to help guide students, employees and visitors to the alternate entrance and interior UJ-Wing path that will lead to the J-Wing.

Map of J-Wing closure.

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.

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

  • 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


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.


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: