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Updated: Power outages in Kerr Hall on the weekend of April 13-14

March 21, 2019

Update: The April 6 and 7 power outage has been cancelled. Only the April 13 and 14 outage is planned at this time.

February 28, 2019

Update: Due to the scope of work required, it has been determined that an additional weekend outage will be necessary on April 6 and 7.

February 7, 2019

Facilities Management and Development will be conducting a power shutdown on the weekend of April 13 and 14 in Kerr Hall. The shutdown is required to facilitate the installation of a second chiller, which will increase our ability to effectively cool campus buildings during the summer months.

We are reaching out to inform you of this upcoming closure so that you can plan, and to determine the level of impact to minimize any disruptions.

Affected areas (updated February 28)

The following locations will be affected by this outage:

  • All of Kerr Hall
  • Kerr Hall Quad
  • Pool area inside the Recreation and Athletics Centre (RAC)
  • Women's change room inside the RAC

Outage period (updated March 21)

The shutdown is scheduled to take place as follows:

  • Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14

How this may impact you

The outage will take place on the weekend when there is typically less activity on campus, so there should be minimal impact unless you have research equipment, computer servers, refrigerators or freezers that require continuous power.

During the outage, building access will be restricted to essential personnel only, and general electrical power, including computers, equipment and non-emergency lighting, will not function.

What if I have equipment that requires emergency power? (updated February 28)

If you have equipment in Kerr Hall that requires emergency power during the shutdown on April 6 and 7, please complete the google formEmergency Power Supply Request Form, external link no later than noon on Friday, March 8.

The request form for emergency power on April 13 and 14 is now closed.

Attend an info session to learn more (updated February 28)

We are hosting drop-in info sessions to give you the opportunity to ask your questions and find out more about the planned outage. No need to sign up, just show up! Choose from one of two dates:

Date: Wednesday, February 13
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: VIC-109
Add the February 13 info session to my Google Calendar, external link

Date: Tuesday, February 19
Time: 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: KHE-220
Add the February 19 info session to my Google Calendar, external link

Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: POD-361
Add the March 5 info session to my Google Calendar, external link.

Stay in the loop with service alerts

Visit the service alerts feed for the most up-to-date information about service interruptions on campus.

Questions or concerns?

For specific questions about the project, please contact Braden Johnson, project manager by email at or by phone at 416-979-5000, ext. 6282 or 647-973-6103.

If you have any questions related to the request form, please contact Asma Shaikh, project coordinator by email at or by phone at 416-979-5000, ext. 553762 or 437-770-5114.

For general questions, please contact the FMD Help Desk at or 416-979-5091.

For urgent after-hours concerns, please contact Security and Emergency Services at or 416-979-5040. In the case of an emergency, dial 911.