Construction Updates

Steam shovel moving earth tubes during construction of ESCB.

The Science Wing stairwell will be closed according to the schedule below in order to convey heavy construction material to the Science Wing Penthouse. All floors 1 through 6 will be closed to access.

6:00am-3:00pm on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

6:00am-9:00am on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

6:00am-9:00am on Thursday, January 18th, 2018

(short durations outside of these hours may also be necessary)

In the event of an emergency that should result in having to evacuate the building, the subject stairwell can be used as a means of emergency egress.

Please use caution in this area and kindly adhere to the posted closure warnings. Signs indicating alternate means of stairwell access will be posted on each floor.

Safety During Construction

Safety is our number one priority.  We ask for your heightened awareness as you travel around campus, and that you exercise caution when walking, biking or driving in the vicinity of construction sites. Please keep the following safety precautions in mind:

  • Obey construction signs and construction personnel who are providing direction through work zones.
  • Utilize sidewalks, stay within enclosed walking areas and follow pavement markings.
  • Report any unsafe conditions to Campus Community Police at 416-287-7398.

Reporting Construction Impacts

Construction projects will have impacts on campus, including changing pedestrian, bicycle and vehicle routes and creating additional activity in certain areas. We are committed to maintaining a safe and accessible campus for our entire community. Please report any concerns or send questions about construction impacts to: so that we can resolve the issue directly or work with our construction contractors to do so.


Artist rendering of Highland Hall.

Highland Hall Construction

Construction has started on our newest building, the project currently known as Highland Hall, and we are providing our community the following updates.