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Winter Break - University Building Closing

The University will be closed from 5pm Thursday, December 21, 2006 to commencement of the working day, Thursday, January 4, 2007 when normal activities resume. 

During this period, all buildings will be closed except for the following locations.  Users should contact these facilities for holiday hours.   More information may be accessed at :

Hart House (416) 978-2452 - Athletic facilities are open throughout the holidays, reduced hours.

Athletic Centre (416) 978-3436 - Open Dec 27, 28, 29 (Noon - 7pm), Dec 30 (10am-5pm), Jan 2, 3 (Noon - 7pm)

U of T Bookstore (in Koffler Centre) (416) 640-5820 - Open Dec 22,23,27,28,29,30, Jan 2, 3

Robarts Library ( - Open 9am - 5pm on Dec 22,23,24,27,28,29,30, Jan 2,3

OISE/UT Library ( - Open 9am - 5pm on Dec 22,23,27,28,29,30, Jan 2,3

Gerstein Science Information Centre, Engineering and Computer Science Library ( - Open 9am - 5pm on Dec 22,23,27,28,29, Jan 2,3

Division of University Advancement (416-978-0811 donation inquiries, 416-978-8638 non-donation inquiries) - Open 9am - 4pm on Dec 22,27,28,29, Jan 2,3

University of Toronto Scarborough will be closed during the same dates as the rest of the university.   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 Police Services of their presence. Unauthorized persons will be denied entry. Studying on campus over the holiday period will not be permitted.

* There will be no cleaning staff on duty during the holiday closing. Departments requiring caretaking services during this period must make prior arrangements with Facilities Management through Wayne Painter – Supervisor of Caretaking (email at Costs will be charged to the requesting department at overtime rates. Such arrangements should be made no later than close of business, December 15, 2006.

* As in previous years, the University intends to take advantage of this period of low activity to reduce energy consumption. While essential services will be maintained in critical areas, such as animal care facilities and the Science Wing research areas, the ventilation and ambient temperatures in most of the campus buildings will be reduced below the standard comfort level of 20 degrees C.  Those who intend to work during this period should take this into account. A skeleton staff of Operating Engineers will be on duty to ensure that all systems are operating and to respond to emergency calls only.

* Any security issues or Building Systems breakdowns should be reported immediately to Police Services at 7398.

* Athletics will re-open for normal activity at 7:45 AM on Thursday, January 4, 2007.

* Routine service for garbage and recycling will resume on January 4, 2007. Snow will be removed from all Fire Routes, entrances to the Science Wing, Student Centre and Athletics buildings, all inner parking lots, Student Residence walkways, and valley roads on an as-required basis or Emergency call-in by Police Services during the closing period with the exception of December 25 and January 1.

Please direct any concerns regarding these arrangements to

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