Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Facilities was pleased to support Queen’s submission to the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings in the categories of Responsible Consumption and Production, Climate Action, Energy, and Water use, with fantastic results! These are just some of the many areas Facilities works in.
Photo Credits: Garrett Elliott Photography
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Fall and Students arrive!

With the start of the 2023 Fall term, the Grounds Team is busy with maintaining grass and preparing for winter. Putting gardens to bed, preparing for leaf collection and composting. Activities across campus continue with diligent work on outdoor waste and recycling receptacles, picking up stray litter, and repairing pathways and garden walls to maintain our beautiful campus.
About Queen's Grounds

Supporting Climate Action

The Facilities team has played a large role in supporting Queen’s to meet our 2020 emissions reduction target of 35 per cent. We are excited to continue our efforts as we strive toward net-zero emissions by 2040.
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Caring for our campus

Facilities proudly builds, maintains and improves campus facilities to create a safe and welcoming environment in support of teaching, learning and research at Queen’s University.
Our Services

Client Services (Fixit)

Need help with a repair or task? Let us know.
7 am - 4 pm: 613.533.6757
After hours: 613.533.6080
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Greener and Cleaner Campus

The Custodial Support Services team has earned the Cleaning Industry Management Standards – Green Buildings certification with Honours for adopting new, environmentally friendly cleaning products and practices.
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Construction, operations and maintenance

We construct, operate and maintain the buildings, grounds and infrastructure of Queen's University to the highest possible standard.

Our staff cover almost every trade in commercial construction, maintenance  and property management fields. We work together to keep all of the campus buildings running smoothly, clean, and a great place to learn and conduct research.

We also look after all new construction and renovation on campus and have a team that is dedicated to maintaining over 140 acres of lawns, trees, flowers and sidewalks throughout the four seasons. Facilities is also responsible for providing and maintaining parking areas around campus.

Current Projects

Duncan McArthur Hall

The redevelopment and expansion of the Duncan McArthur Hall (DMH) ‘A’ wing, will see a substantial addition to the building, and provide increased classroom, research, study, administration, and social spaces for both the Faculty of Education and elements of the Faculty of Heath Sciences.

By optimizing the development potential of the building site (as contemplated in the Queen's Campus Master Plan), Queen’s is able to address a good portion of the expansion needs of two Faculties, while also reinforcing the profile and importance of the West Campus as a part of the Queen’s community.

Duncan McArthur Hall Project Details

John Deutsch University Centre Revitalization

Canadian Architect magazine recognized the proposed design for a revitalized John Deutsch University Centre (JDUC) with a 2019 Award of Excellence recently. For 53 years, the annual award program has highlighted exceptional architectural projects during the design stage.

Prize jurors lauded the plans for its sustainability features, its focus on increasing accessibility, and for seamlessly blending historic and contemporary design.

A new vision for the new JDUC

Leonard Dining Hall Renovation

The final phase of renovations to Leonard Dining Hall began this spring and will be complete by the end of 2023.

For the fall 2023/24 term, Leonard Dining Hall will remain open for residence students on the mandatory Residence Meal Plan temporarily offering fixed meal stations based on 5-week menu rotations rather than All-You-Care-To-Eat buffet-style service. 

Leonard Dining Hall Renovation Details