Summer Construction

We have several hundred maintenance, repair, and new construction projects on the go each year. And throughout the summer months, we ramp up operations to take advantage of the slower pace on campus.To help you plan your day, we have mapped some of the service interruptions that may be particularly instrusive. Your patience is greatly appreciate during this time.

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Service Interruptions

Temporary interruptions to service as a result of the projects below are added to this list. Major interruptions will be tweeted (@westernufm) or distributed through Western Communications' media channels.

Project/Location Interruption Est. Duration
EIC Capital Project Weldon Lot Closure Mar 11 - Jul 29
Open Space Enhancements Multiple Closures along south side of UC Hill May 2 - Aug 31
Bayfield Hall Construction Restrictions to parking in roundabout May 18 - Jul 15
Open Space Enhancements Sidewalk closure near Univerity College Jun 6 - Jul 15
Weldon Library Sidewalk closure near Weldon/Oxford Dr. June 10 - Dec 31
WSC Roofing Project Restrictions to the sidewalks surrounding the Western Sciences Centre in two locations Jun 13 - Aug 19
Earth Bin Installation/SMHR SMHR Loading Dock / SSB Overflow Lot Restrictions Jun 20 - Jul 8
BMRF/Medical Science Lot Medical Science parking lot closure June 27 - 30
Traffic Signal Testing Interruption to three traffic signals (2hrs) June 28

List of Construction Projects - Major Capital (Ongoing)

This is not a complete list of capital projects. The following projects are large-scale endeavors and/or projects that may interrupt services and commuter flow through campus.

Project Timeline Features
Biomedical Research Facility Complete 2022 This 46,000 square foot, three-storey building is nearing completion and will appear to be a single level from the Medical Science parking lot. The remaining two floors are below grade with a connection to the West Valley Building.
Entrepreneurship & Innovation Space Complete 2023 The 100,000 square foot EIC will be a place for everyone who has ideas for inventing, making, growing, and sharing business ideas. With geothermal wells, green roof and natural lighting, this will be Western’s first net-zero energy building. Construction has begun between the Law Building and Weldon Library and will be completed in 2023. 
Indigenous Learning Centre Complete 2022 The 10,000 square foot former Faculty of Education library is being transformed into a home for Indigenous students and Indigenous programming at Western. It will be a place for people to connect and share a common interest in advancing Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation. The proposed location will allow for a relocation of the University’s Indigenous Food and Medicinal Garden and the creation of an outdoor classroom with ceremonial space. Construction is well underway with completion expected this summer.
Open Space Strategy: UC Hill Complete 2022 Work over the coming months includes enhancements to the landscape west of the Music Building and north of the International & Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB), as part of Western’s Open Space Strategy. It will include a rain garden, mixed seating and gathering spaces, similar to the work completed along Kent North last fall.
Weldon Library Complete 2022 The first phase of the revitalization of Weldon Library is nearing completion. This phase of the Library Master Plan included the completion of new staff workspace on the 5th floor, creation of a learning commons on the main floor, and mezzanine and renovation of the lower floor. Building systems have been updated and the windows and skylights have been replaced with triple pane windows, resulting in more natural light.