Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) has a broad mandate with the objective of ensuring and facilitating a safe environment for all employees, students, visitors and contractors who engage in activities across our community and frequent any of our spaces.
EHS works closely with other units in different portfolios across the campuses in order to provide a comprehensive health and safety framework designed to support specific client groups based on their needs.
Our mission is to ensure that an environmentally responsible, safe and healthy work, research and study environment exists at the University of Toronto.
We do this by being proactive in identifying risks and emerging issues and by developing and implementing innovative, practical and sustainable processes to manage them, including training and awareness, teaching, provision of expert advice, emergency response and assurance.
The University of Toronto Mississauga has a local EHS office that serves as the local point of contact for addressing health and safety issues, and implementing EHS programs and activities at the campus.
For more information, please go to the Environmental Health & Safety website: www.ehs.utoronto.ca.
As part of our new water treatment services plan Facilities Management & Planning is committed to regularly testing our drinking water lead levels in all campus buildings and will make the results available to our UTM community. To view the most recent results please use the links provided below.
If you have any questions related to lead testing of our drinking water, please contact UTM Environmental Health & Safety Manager or Director, Utilities & Sustainability.
The following links direct you to the water testing results:
For information about UTM's HVAC system and types of filter used in each of the building's air handling units, please open the collapsible item below.
The table below lists all the buildings on the Mississauga Campus and the type of filter used in each of the building's air handling units.
As part of our COVID-19 HVAC Strategy, all centralized heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system filters have been replaced with enhanced MERV 13 filters or the highest compatible with the existing HVAC infrastructure.
This is the standard that the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recommends in the event of an emergency.
Air filtration is monitored and maintained by the UTM Building Engineering team, at the building level and in the specific classrooms. Filters are replaced based on a predictive maintenance model, as well as based on manufacturer recommendation.
If you have any issue or concern about the temperature or ventilation in a room at UTM, please connect with us via the UTM Service Portal.
For more information, please review the memo about Classroom Ventilation at the included link.
UTM Filter List
|Building Name||Total Number - AHUs||Filter Efficiency Rating|
|William G. Davis Building||17||MERV 14|
|W.G. Davis Building - Servery||1||MERV 13|
|Recreation, Athletics and Wellness Centre||5||MERV 14|
|Terrence Donnelly Health Sciences Complex||4||MERV 14|
|Innovation Complex||3||MERV 14|
|Kaneff Centre||3||MERV 14|
|Kaneff Centre - Blackwood Art Gallery||1||MERV 13|
|Communication, Culture, Information & Technology||6||MERV 14|
|Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre||2||MERV 14|
|Student Centre||3||MERV 13|
|Academic Annex||2||MERV 13|
|Instructional Centre||7||MERV 14|
|Maanjiwe nendamowinan||4||MERV 14|
|Deerfield Hall||6||MERV 14|
|Erindale Theatre||3||MERV 13|
|Erindale Hall Residence||2||MERV 14|
|Oscar Peterson Hall||5||MERV 14|
|Oscar Peterson Hall - Coleman Commons Dining Hall||1||MERV 13|
|Roy Ivor Hall||5||MERV 13|
|Alumni House||2||MERV 13|
|Research Greenhouse||1||MERV 13|
|Early Learning Centre||1||MERV 13|
|Paleomagnetism Lab||1||MERV 13|
|Grounds Building||1||MERV 13|