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Cleaning robots: helping F&S work smarter

Cleaning robots: helping F&S work smarter

The cleanliness of the St. George campus has always been top priority—but frequent disinfection of high-touch areas is now more critical than ever. Previously, surfaces such as door handles, railings, elevator buttons, and door opening buttons were cleaned daily or weekly. As part of the University’s COVID-19 safety measures, high-touch surfaces are disinfected twice a day. Reprioritizing tasks has left less time for floor and carpet cleaning that […]

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Get to know F&S: Ron Atkins

Get to know F&S: Ron Atkins

With many students, staff, and faculty studying and working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. George campus is much quieter than usual. But behind the tranquil façade there is still a myriad of activity going on, and playing a critical role is Ron Atkins and the Caretaking Services team.

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Get to know F&S: Reno Strano

Get to know F&S: Reno Strano

Over the last two decades, Reno Strano has grown as a U of T Facilities & Services employee.  In 2003, Strano became the waste management and recycling supervisor. Prior to that, he was a Campus Moving lead hand after having served for nine years in various service roles. In July, Strano will begin a new role with F&S as assistant manager of Campus Services where he will oversee the Campus Mail and Campus Moving teams.  A typical workday for […]

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Facilities & Services launches new website

Facilities & Services launches new website

Welcome to our newly redesigned website. Facilities & Services recently launched a new website to provide campus partners and contractors with more resources, important news and information, and a better user experience. The new fs.utoronto.ca design is based on web design best practices and feedback from campus partners. The website enables users to view and […]

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How Grounds Services protects campus trees

How Grounds Services protects campus trees

A key part of the U of T’s St. George campus experience is the lush tree canopy. The downtown campus has more than 3,000 trees — including Ontario’s largest concentration of elms and Toronto’s healthiest collection of ashes.

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U of T assesses, upgrades classroom ventilation as it plans for in-person learning this fall

U of T assesses, upgrades classroom ventilation as it plans for in-person learning this fall

The University of Toronto is assessing the ventilation in its classrooms and making upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment where necessary to ensure a high standard of safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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