Steam and hot water shutdown on Keele campus May 30


To accommodate necessary upgrades to the campus steam system, the Central Utilities annual shutdown of the York campus steam and hot water systems will take place from 8am to 9pm on Saturday, May 30. Every effort will be made to keep the outage as short as possible.

There will be no impact on hot water in buildings that have installed electric/natural gas backup hot water heaters. Buildings that have domestic hot water tanks should retain some residual heat. The following buildings, which have flash units, will not have any domestic hot water during the shutdown:

  • Tatham Hall
  • Vanier Residence
  • Winters Residence
  • Calumet Residence
  • Pond Road Residence
  • Passy Garden Apartments
  • #340 Assiniboine Road
  • Atkinson Residence

Note: Sterilization equipment will have no steam supply during the shutdown. Domestic cold water will not be impacted.

Questions or concerns can be directed to Shawn Payne, assistant chief engineer, at ext. 55623 or For any concerns during the interruption, contact Security at ext. 33333.