From:          "Chair" <>
Subject: [PDADC-L] #95, G20 Summit: Restricted Access on St. George Campus
Date:          Tue, May 25, 2010 1:38 pm

Dear Colleagues:

As many of you know, the G20 summit will take place in downtown Toronto
during June 25-27. The official protest zone will be at North Queen's Park.

After considering the safety issues involved, the Provost has decided to
close the St. George campus from the evening of Wednesday, June 23 to the
evening of Sunday, June 27. Moreover, there will be no events scheduled
for the entire week of June 21 - June 27. Please see the complete memo

I will be writing to you again shortly regarding Departmental plans for this



-------- Original Message --------
Subject:  [PDADC-L] #95, G20 Summit: Restricted Access on St. George Campus
Date:  Fri, 21 May 2010 15:01:06 -0400
From:  Provost <provost@UTORONTO.CA>
Reply-To:  Provost <provost@UTORONTO.CA>


PDAD&C#95, 2009-10

To:    PDAD&C
From:  Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost
Date:  May 21, 2010
RE:    G20 Summit: Restricted Access on St. George Campus

As discussed at yesterday's PDAD&C meeting, we are planning for the G20
Summit. Late last week, Queen's Park North was designated as the official
protest site. That is, the protest site has been moved to the doorstep of
the St. George Campus.

We of course respect the legitimacy of peaceful protest. But we know from
past G20 summits (including last year's summit in Pittsburgh) that these
protests may be associated with violence, tear gas, arrests, disruption and
damage to buildings.

It our hope that these untoward incidents do not materialize. However, it is
only prudent to act so that we protect those students, staff, and faculty
who do not wish to participate or get caught up in these protests. Hence, we
will be moving through a series of restricted access measures during the G20
- the week of June 21-27.

There are no classes scheduled for this week. Summer session exams will be
moved to the early part of the week, with accommodation made for students
for whom this disrupts plans.

Residence students in the constituent colleges will be moved to other U of T
residences from Wednesday evening through to Sunday. All external visitor
reservations (i.e. residence room bookings not for students in courses or
programs) in the constituent college residences will be cancelled.

No events will be held on the St. George campus during that week (Monday,
June 21-Sunday, June 27). If you have an academic event planned, please
contact Cheryl Regehr, Vice-Provost, Academic Programs
(, who will discuss relocation options with you.

The upshot of this is that the St. George campus will be for all intents and
purposes closed from 6 pm Wednesday through Sunday. The campus will be open
earlier in the week, but only on a restricted basis.  We anticipate that the
vast majority of employees on the St. George campus will not be required to
be at work from 6.p.m. Wednesday, June 23 to Monday, June 28.  However,
essential services and a skeletal staff will need to be maintained and we
will coordinate with our central and divisional offices early next week on
this and other employment related issues.

It was evident at yesterday's meeting that the principals, chairs, academic
directors, and deans were, on the whole, in favour of taking prudent action
of this sort.

We will be continuing to work through our planning over the next days and
weeks. A message will go out early next week to students, staff, and other
parts of our community and we will keep you informed as events unfold.

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