Electrical service interruption July 28


Due to voltage problems which could be affecting parts of campus, it is necessary to transfer the following buildings to the opposite transformer at York’s Steeles substation, resulting in a short electrical outage on Tuesday, July 28, at 7am. This work cannot be delayed. The interruption should last less than three minutes in all buildings except the ones identified below as momentary.

Note: The switching scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, is still applicable. However, the Lassonde, Steacie, Chemistry and Life Sciences buildings will no longer be impacted on Wednesday.

Attempts are being made to resolve this without any load transfer. If successful, this notification will be cancelled.

The buildings impacted are as follows:

  • Petrie Science & Engineering Building
  • West Office Building
  • Farquharson Science Building
  • Stong College
  • Stong Kitchen
  • Stong Residence
  • Bethune College
  • Bethune Residence
  • Tait McKenzie Centre
  • Sherman Health Science Research Centre
  • Scott Library
  • Lumbers Building
  • Behavioural Science Building
  • Stedman Lecture Halls
  • Ross Building, Central Square
  • York Lanes
  • Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletics Stadium
  • Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
  • Burton Auditorium
  • Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies Building
  • #340 Assiniboine Road
  • #360 Assiniboine Road
  • Passy Gardens
  • Atkinson Building
  • Accolade West Building
  • Toronto Track & Field Centre
  • Lassonde Building (momentary outage)
  • Steacie Science & Engineering Library (momentary outage)
  • Chemistry Building (momentary outage)
  • Life Sciences Building (momentary outage)

Questions or concerns can be directed to Shawn Payne, assistant chief engineer, at ext. 55623, or Gary Gazo, medium voltage distribution engineer, at ext. 20949. For any concerns during the interruption, contact Security at ext. 33333.