Custodial services

Facilities Planning & Management custodial staff provide ongoing cleaning services to all areas of OCAD University campus.

Campus cleaning functions are on a 24 hours schedule service on various shifts. Service occurs six (6) days a week, from Sunday evening at 10 p.m. and ending Saturday morning at 6 a.m. during the fall/winter academic term.

During the summer academic session, campus cleaning occurs five (5) days a week, from Monday morning at 7:30 a.m. and ending on Saturday morning at 6 a.m.

Cleaning routine

Services offered range from general cleaning, waste removal and collection of recyclables. Routine custodial services are provided at no cost to departments and are typically available at the following frequencies: washrooms, studios, classrooms and common rooms are cleaned daily; general and private offices are cleaned weekly. Semi-annual and annual project work is provided, and includes stripping and waxing, carpet cleaning and spot washing.Steam cleaning occurs twice annually, during winter and summer.

Landscaping and snow/ice removal

  • General grounds keeping: grass cutting, tree trimming, replacing of trees, shrubs and flowers, weed control, irrigation and landscape construction from spring to late fall
  • During the winter months: snow and ice removal on campus walkways, parking lots, sidewalks and vehicle thoroughfares

Pest control

  • An external contractor provides regular pest control services to all campus buildings.

Special service requests

  • Additional cleaning for special events, workshops and incremental projects outside the standard scope of campus cleaning services are available and charged to the requesting department
  • Additional steam cleaning
  • Upholstered furniture cleaning
  • Additional floor refinishing
  • Moving furniture and equipment for special events