Physical Plant Services

Physical Plant Services (PPS)

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  • Ellis Hall

    Building Feature: Ellis Hall

    Ellis Hall was built in 1958 and named after Douglas Stewart Ellis (1885-1955). Ellis, was a Queen's graduate, taught Civil Engineering (1910-1955), and was the Dean of Applied Science from 1943-1955.

    The building houses the Department for Civil Engineering and the Queen's Observatory.

    For more information on Ellis Hall, please visit the Queen's Encyclopedia.

  • Campus Accessibility Map

    Campus Accessibility Map- November 10, 2017

    Review our new accessibility map now! 

    This PDF document features every building on main campus.  The first page features a full campus map that lets you know where the accessibility entrances/exits are for each building (main or side), which buildings do not have accessible entrances/exits. where to eat, where the blue lights are located, and where to park on campus.  If you scroll through the rest of the document, you will find close ups of each building on campus and you'll be able to see: the accessible entrances, accessible sidewalks, curb ramps, accessible pay parking, blue light locations, accessible blue light locations, and building accessibility entrance and exit locations. 

  • Cheque Presentation

    On Thursday October 26, Queen's University received a cheque for $717,951.93. This cheque goes towards the efforts that Physical Plant Services/Sustainability and Honeywell have put in place and are continuing to put in place to reduce energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions. 
    Thank you Utilities Kingston for your contribution to the very important CAPit initiative. 
    We would also like to thank CKWS and the Queen's Gazette for covering this very important contribution and our GHG Chernoff Hall initiative.


  • Botterell Hall Crane

    Botterell Hall had a shiny new 900 ton crane lift a 1.75 megawatt emergency generator up to the roof on October 18th!

  • Chernoff Hall Energy

    PPS and Sustainability are making history with the single largest greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction project in the history of Queen’s University and it will soon drastically reduce the carbon footprint of Chernoff Hall.

    Throughout the month of August, new heat recovery glycol coils were installed atop the building that is home to the Department of Chemistry. 

    The $900,000 project, which is part of a larger comprehensive energy conservation program (ESCo) with Honeywell, will help reduce the university’s energy consumption and costs, and mitigate campus greenhouse gas emissions. The project is a massive undertaking, requiring heavy cranes to lift the equipment so it could be installed.

    To read more visit...

  • PPS Social Media

    Make sure to follow us on all of our socials! 

  • Dropbike

    Queen's PPS stays sustainable beyond Sustainability Week. 

    We have worked with the City of Kingston and Dropbike to bring the bike sharing program to campus and the Kingston community.  This initiative provides access to a bicycle at any time.  Users get convenient access to bikes that will be spread throughout campus and the downtown core of Kingston.  Membership can be accessed via a smart phone application and riding costs as little as $1/hour.  Campus Dropbike locations include; Biosciences Complex, Botterell Hall, Duncan McArthur Hall, Mackintosh-Corry Hall (secure bike parking area), Queen’s Centre (ARC), and Victoria Hall.

  • The Innovation and Wellness Centre

    Physical Plant Services is excited to lead the renovation and construction of the latest development at Queen's. The Innovation and Wellness Centre will revitalize and expand the former Physical Education Centre into a transformative space for the Queen's community. Read more about the project and visit the live webcam here.

  • 1919 Areal View

    An aerial photo of Queens Campus, taken by Billy Bishop in 1919!



Physical Plant Services

Rideau Building (2nd Floor) (map)


8:00 AM- 4:00 PM  Monday - Friday


Please Call: 613-533-6075 or email 


Please Call Fixit at 613-533-6757 (internal 77301) or email