Physical Plant Services

Physical Plant Services (PPS)

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  • 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!

  • Ontario Hall

    Ontario Hall was built in 1903 by the provincial government to house the Ontario School of Mining and Agriculture.  At one time, there was a post office located in the building and during WWI, the basement was used as a dining room for the Fifth Field Company of Canadian Engineers.  In the 1950s and 1960s, the basement held a sub-atomic particle accelerator and was fitted with a thick shield of concrete to contain the radiation that the accelerator produced.  The building now houses Queen’s Fine Art department. 

  • 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.

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  • 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