Campus Status and Announcements

Campus status: OPEN 

Announcements February 2024

February, 2024: To prepare for the development of the new SAMIH building and the Retail and Parking Commons, several changes will be taking place on the UTSC North campus, which may impact the day-to-day activities, operations and facility use for staff, faculty, students, and librarians.

Additional to the below: Construction on Military Trail at Pan Am Drive

As part of the continued development of the north campus, you will notice lane reductions on Military Trail at Pan Am Drive and other minor work impacting the campus lanes and vehicular routes. 

Of particular note, during the week of February 12th, there will no left hand turn from Military Trail onto Centennial Circle and no left hand turn from Military trail to Pan AM drive, accessing the north parking lots. A follow-up communication will be shared, stating the end date of this temporary road restriction.  

During this time, for individuals utilizing Durham Rapid Transit for their campus commute, buses will divert this intersection on these dates, adding slightly more time to your commute.

Commuters who normally approach the north parking lots from Morningside Ave to Military Trail, should consider using Ellesmere Road to Military Trail to access Parking Lot G. Please see map image below for visual reference.

FAQ FOR NORTH CAMPUS DEVELOPMENTS:

What are the major developments taking place on campus?

  • TPASC PARKING LOT:
    As of October 10, 2023 the TPASC south parking closed down with a new interim parking (the East Lot) located across from the East Entrance to the Centre. The interim East Lot contains the same number of parking spots and will still offer two hours complimentary parking. TPASC parking rates can be found here.
  • PAN AM DRIVE ROAD CLOSURE:
    Part of Pan Am Drive will be closed as of February 23, 2024. The Pan Am Drive road closure will begin at the southeast corner of the TPASC building and end at parking lot G. Note: the TPASC interim parking lot (the East Lot) and parking lots G and H will remain accessible. For individuals who use Pan Am Drive to access the campus, please include additional time for your commute by utilizing re-routes. (See map, below.)
  • THE CAMPUS FARM FOOT PATH:
    The foot path to the campus farm will be relocated alongside the new interim parking lot across from TPASC building.

What does this mean for my daily commute time?
For those who commute to campus by vehicle, you may experience heavier traffic while part of Pan Am Drive is closed, especially during peak commuting hours. For those who use Pan Am Drive to park in lots G and H, you will need to use the Military Trail entrance point.

Will the current Military Trail bus stop be relocated to make room for these onsite developments?
The current Military Trail bus stop will remain where it is, no relocation will be required.

A map of a section of the north University of Toronto Scarborough campus showing a section of Pan Am Drive closed from the East Temporary Lot to the edge of Parking Lot H and a route to Parking Lots H and G via Military Trail and the south end of Pan Am Drive which is not closed.

Past Status Updates and Announcements

February 15, 2024, 9:45 a.m.: Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory. Please allow for additional time to travel safely to and from campus this afternoon. If there are changes to campus operations, we will provide updates on this page.

Tuesday, January 23, 12:30 p.m.: Environment Canada has issued a winter weather travel advisory for today. Please plan for longer travel times if you are commuting to campus. If there are changes to campus operations, we will provide updates on this page. 

Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 12:30 pm: Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for Toronto beginning this afternoon and ending late this evening or overnight. Classes will continue as scheduled. There is risk of flooding as the snow changes to rain later this afternoon. Please be cautious while traveling to and from campus, and schedule extra travel time since commutes may take longer than usual. 

December 20, 2023

The University of Toronto Scarborough will close at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, and re-open on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 8 a.m. During this period, the following points should be taken into account:
 
  • For personal safety reasons, faculty, staff, and students entering (and leaving) the buildings are asked to do so through the Main Entrance (Science Wing) and to advise Campus Safety of their presence. All other main entrance doors will be locked over this time frame, and access will be through fob access only. If you are entering via a fob, please inform Campus Safety that you are visiting campus on arrival/ departure by emailing safety@utsc.utoronto.ca. Unauthorized persons will be denied entry. Studying on campus over the holiday period will not be permitted. 
     
  • The N’sheemaehn Child Care Centre will remain open until 1 p.m. on December 22, 2023, and re-open at 7:15 a.m. on January 2, 2024. 
     
  • Harmony Commons will have some remaining students and food service for the students living in residence.
     
  • Residence townhouses and Joan Foley Hall apartments will also have some remaining students.
     
  • Any security issues or Building Systems breakdowns should be reported immediately to Campus Safety at 416-287-7398.
     
  • Routine service for garbage and recycling will resume on January 3, 2024.
     
  • Snow will be removed from all Fire Routes, entrances to the Science Wing, Student Centre, and Athletics buildings, strategically in all parking lots, Social Science Building, Student Residence walkways, and valley roads on an as-required basis or Emergency call-in by Campus Safety during the closing period.
     
Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the arrangements outlined above to Tanya Poppleton (Tanya.Poppleton@utoronto.ca ), Director, Campus Safety Operations, and Jeff Miller (Jeffrey.miller@utoronto.ca), Director, Facilities Management and Capital Projects.