Custodial services

Facilities, Planning & Management custodial staff provide ongoing cleaning services to all areas of OCAD University campus. The custodial team are assigned to nine buildings.

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

During the summer academic session, campus cleaning occurs five 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, collection of recyclables, drape and blind repair/cleaning. 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.

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 the spring to late fall
  • During the winter months: snow and ice removal on campus walkways, parking lots, sidewalks and vehicle thoroughfares

General maintenance

  • Administration of various maintenance tasks, such as light bulb replacement and minor furniture repair

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
  • Special event cleaning
  • Additional floor refinishing
  • Event set-up/tear down, theatre seating
  • Moving furniture and equipment for special events