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Housekeeping and Damages

Cleanliness is everyone's business whether you live in a shared or single room. Share the tasks and keep your living environment clean and tidy.

Who cleans what?

Stanton, Marchand, LeBlanc, Thompson
Henderson, Rideau
90U, Friel

  • You are responsible for the cleanliness of your room / unit.
  • Inspections will be performed regularly. Cleaning charges apply where necessary.
  • Upon request from all co-residents, complete cleaning of your unit is available for the same cost.
  • You are responsible for the cleanliness of your room / unit.
  • Inspections will be performed during the February study break and again in August.
  • Cleaning of the shared living quarters is done in late August. A 24-hour notice is given to allow you to clear the floors from all items, so the staff can vacuum and wash them.

Note: The housekeeping team will not touch any of your belongings. If the floors aren’t clear of all objects, the team will vacuum around them. Cleaning charges may apply where necessary. Complete cleaning of your unit is also available on demand for the same cost.

Coordinating the cleaning of common area with roommates can be a little bit trickier in 45 Mann, Hyman Soloway and Annex residences. Ask your CA for a copy of the “Cleaning wheel”, a practical tool to help you remember how chores are divided among co-residents.

Housekeeping staff cleans the common areas daily:

  • Common bathrooms, kitchens and lounges
  • Hallways, elevators and stairwells

Note: Any shared room can be locked up for a period of time by housekeeping if it is consistently messy or dirty.

Damages on your floor

When damage occurs in residence and no one comes forward to take responsibility, the cost is split between everyone on the floor or cluster.

Once damage is identified:

  1. A report is posted detailing damage and repair or replacement cost.
  2. If the person responsible for the damage does not come forward within 10 days, the charges for the damage will be split.
  3. If you know who did the damage, try to convince them to speak with their CA or speak with your CA yourself, before the deadline.
  4. If the damage was caused intentionally, disciplinary measures will be taken.

Note: If you know that you’ll be gone for an extended period of time, you could let your CA know in advance and thus be exempt from any damages that occur during that time period.

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