York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Physical Plant

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York University (Toronto, Ont.). Dept. of Physical Plant

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The Department of Physical Plant is responsible for the maintenance of physical property of the York University grounds. This responsibility includes: garbage disposal; snowplowing; road repair; maintenance of outdoor benches, shelters and signage; landscaping; operation of vehicles; and caretaking. The maintenance of buildings includes electrical and mechanical equipment and utilities, heating and cooling equipment; sewage; and fire hydrants.
The Department of Physical Plant was a part of the operations directed by the Vice-President (Administration) in the 1970s and was subsequently placed within the portfolio of the Vice-President (External Relations and University Development). It became the Physical Plant Operations Division of the Physical Resources Group in the Office of the Vice President (Finance & Administration) in 1988. A subsequent reorganization in January of 1993 saw the Physical Resources Group become part of Facilities and Business Operations within the Office of the Vice President (Institutional Affairs).


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2019/06/11 J. Grant. Creation.




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