Seasonal Air Quality Changes

June 23, 2023

Indoor and outdoor air quality can be impacted by temporary seasonal events (e.g., wildfires) and weather patterns. The University continues to monitor conditions and will provide updates as applicable. The resources below provide general measures for protecting your health.

Please report any concerns to your manager or academic lead. EHS can also be contacted to assess individual situations ( Students should contact their registrar’s office, graduate administrator or course instructor for any questions or concerns.

During the shoulder seasons (e.g., spring and fall), sudden changes in outdoor temperature or unseasonably warm/cold conditions may impact indoor occupant comfort. Please report these concerns to your supervisor and contact your local facilities group (UTM, UTSC, UTSG).  

Resources for Activity Planning

Environment Canada Air Quality Alerts

Health Canada’s Wildfire smoke, air quality and your health.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks AQHI Observations

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks AQHI Categories and Health Message