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Our new wayfinding system

Our new wayfinding system meets AODA standards and includes braille for information that will remain constant for each room such as room number and building code.    Our signage will be consistently hung at heights that meet AODA standards throughout the updated buildings.   

Simple Coding System

The new system uses a three-letter code for each building. The code represents the building name in a recognizable way and maintains consistency with signage design and therefore recognition for the user.


Code Guidelines

  • Building names with fewer than three-words use the first three letters of the first word as the code e.g., Shawenjigewining Hall (SHA).
  • Building names with three or more words use the first letter of each word e.g., Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIR).
  • Corporate (donor) names are not used in codes e.g., OPG Engineering Building (ENG)
  • Building, Hall, Centre, Laboratory or Theatre are not included in the codes e.g., Regent Theatre (REG)

Find the university building naming policy here.

Building name Code
General Motors of Canada Automotive Centre of Excellence ACE
Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre BIS
Business and Information Technology Building BIT
Bordessa Hall BOR
Clean Energy Research Laboratory CER
Charles Hall CHA
OPG Engineering Building ENG
Energy Research Centre ERC
Library LIB
Regent Theatre REG
Science Building SCI
Software and Informatics Research Centre SIR
Shawenjigewining Hall SHA
*Building codes will officially change once the signage system within that building is updated.

Sign Features

Standard room sign

standard room sign

Building code

  • Found consistently in the orange tag in the upper-right corner.

Floor number

  • The first number of each room number and is always displayed at the top of the sign e.g., 1103 is located on the first floor.


  • Braille is a tactical writing system for people who are visually impaired and is displayed at the top of each sign representing the building and room number for each room in the system.


  • Sustainability is a key focus of our signage plans. Paper inserts and interchangeable sign components help to minimize costs, and reduce maintenance and manufacturing costs along with landfill waste as people and spaces move.


Additional signs

Common utility, amenity and emergency signs will be strategically and consistently placed throughout our spaces to ensure that they are easily identifiable when needed.