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Engineering Services

The Engineering Operations is responsible for the monitoring, operation and maintenance of building utility services. It is comprised of:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC)

  • Building mechanical services
  • Electrical services
  • Elevator services
  • Control services
  • Domestic cold & hot water systems
  • Sanitary systems

This Group of Engineers and contracted tradesmen are responsible for monitoring, control, maintenance and repair of the utilities distribution networks throughout the entire U of T Scarborough campus.

These services of utilities include various complex mechanical systems such as:

  • Boilers and chillers necessary for heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Normal & emergency electrical power distribution systems
  • Natural gas distribution system and its associated Equipment
  • All science laboratory plumbing systems such as hot & cold domestic water supply, R.O water, drain lines
  • Compressed air lines
  • Laboratory fume hood exhaust and vacuum Lines
  • Cold room glycol cooling systems
  • Elevators
  • Fire alarm devices, sprinklers, fire hose cabinets, and fire extinguishers
All passenger elevators are equipped with a telephone and instructions as to how to proceed in an emergency. Please report any elevator deficiencies to Facilities Management 7579.
Frequent Enquires:
  1. "Too hot..." "Too cold..." Call 7579
  2. Power failures. Call 7579

Call the Manager of Engineering Operations for:

  • Hot-work Permits (24-hours notice required)
  • Fire alarm isolation for construction, and/or maintenance processes (24 hour notice required)
  • Fire extinguisher inquiries
  • Maintenance of fire alarms, standpipe & hose systems, sprinklers, campus fire hydrants

For immediate assistance with EMERGENCIES such as fire, gas leaks, floods, spills or elevator entrapment please call Facilities Management at 416-287-7579 or send an e-mail to

For Elevators problems e-mail directly to During off hours please contact U of T Scarborough police at 416-287-7398

To report local service utility problems such as temperature setting adjustments, electrical, plumbing or any other utilities related problems please contact Facilities Management at 416-287-7579 or

To request service from the Engineering Division please submit a work order request on the link below WORK ORDER REQUEST FORM

All inquiries of the activities of this group should be directed to Raafat Helmy, Manager, Engineering Operations & Maintenance at 416-287-7582 or e-mail to

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