Campus-wide steam interruption Jan. 12

To accommodate urgent repairs to the Keele campus steam condensate system, there will be a campus-wide steam shutdown from 7am to 1pm on Sunday, Jan. 12.

The above freezing weather provides a low-risk window, avoiding a possible unplanned winter outage with much less favourable temperatures.

The following buildings will experience an additional two-hour shutdown from 1 to 3pm on Sunday, Jan. 12:

  • 320, 340, 360 and 380 Assiniboine Road;
  • Passy Garden, 2-18 Passy Crescent;
  • Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building (HNES); and
  • Ignat Kaneff Building, Osgoode Hall Law School.

During the outage:

  • there will be no steam for sterilization;
  • buildings supplied with flash units will not have any domestic hot water available;
  • buildings with domestic hot water tanks will retain some residual heat for a short time;
  • building comfort impact should be minimal;
  • domestic cold water will not be impacted; and
  • CSBO Maintenance has dedicated HVAC support to cover this period.

If you have any questions, contact Shawn Payne, assistant chief engineer, at ext. 55623 or For any concerns during the interruption, contact Security at ext. 33333.