As Ontario begins to open up, the Algonquin College campus, like many of the 43 other post-secondary institutions across the province, remains largely empty. Following the plan set out by the Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano back in June, some schools introduced limited face-to-face instruction in early July.

For now, the college campus’s hallways, usually teaming with students, are quiet, the parking lots, normally filled with hundreds of cars, almost vacant.

The campus waits until students can return after the pandemic is under control. The following photos are a small sampling of what the college is like right now:

An out-of-service passes the state-of-the-art Centre for Construction excellence which now sits largely empty
An out-of-service passes the state-of-the-art Centre for Construction excellence which now sits largely empty Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
The busiest parking lot on campus sits empty
The busiest parking lot on campus sits empty Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
The empty student commons. Usually the busiest part of campus
The empty student commons. Usually the busiest part of campus Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
Empty picnic table near a major thoroughfare on the Algonquin campus
Empty picnic table near a major thoroughfare on the Algonquin campus Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
The Early Learning Centre which is usually bustling with children sits empty
The Early Learning Centre which is usually bustling with children sits empty Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
The Early Learning Centre which is usually bustling with children sits empty
The Early Learning Centre which is usually bustling with children sits empty Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
Empty child-sized chairs in the Early Learning Centre
Empty child-sized chairs in the Early Learning Centre Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
Unused toys in the Early Learning Centre
Unused toys in the Early Learning Centre Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
One of the only entry points to the entire campus where students can pick up things left behind in lockers after the hasty school shutdown in March
One of the only entry points to the entire campus where students can pick up things left behind in lockers after the hasty school shutdown in March
A sign posted on all exterior doors detailing new requirements under COVID-19 as the school slowly comes back to life
A sign posted on all exterior doors detailing new requirements under COVID-19 as the school slowly comes back to life Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
A new security table and partition guards one of the only entrances to campus
A new security table and partition guards one of the only entrances to campus Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
The main entry to campus and access point for health services
The main entry to campus and access point for health services Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
A hand-sanitization station in need of a refill
A hand-sanitization station in need of a refill Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
A sign asking students to stand two feet apart stands in an empty corridor
A sign asking students to stand two feet apart stands in an empty corridor Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
An empty corridor leading into the once bustling C Building
An empty corridor leading into the once bustling C Building Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
An empty corridor leading into the vacant School of Media and Design
An empty corridor leading into the vacant School of Media and Design Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
New digital signage promoting hand-sanitization due to COVID-19
New digital signage promoting hand-sanitization due to COVID-19 Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
The now empty Journalism and Multimedia room, the primary learning space for Algonquin College's journalism students
The now empty Journalism and Multimedia room, the primary learning space for Algonquin College’s journalism students Photo credit: Jorge Antunes
An old newspaper box with the last print edition of the Algonquin Times, published March 13, 2020, just before the the school was shut down
An old newspaper box with the last print edition of the Algonquin Times, published March 13, 2020, just before the the school was shut down Photo credit: Jorge Antunes