The 22-storey tower houses various schools, institutes, departments, and research centres. The Dunton Tower honours the memory of Carleton’s longest serving president A. Davidson Dunton, who led the university from 1958 to 1972. During his long and distinguished career chaired the CBC and co-chaired the Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism.

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Accessibility Guide

Designated Parking

Four designated parking spaces in front of MacOdrum Library, near tunnel entrance.

Exterior Entrance

Three accessible exterior entrances: via ramp from quad onto second level; tunnel entrance via bus terminal off Library Road; and ground level from west side of Tower, near tunnel entrance to MacOdrum Library.

Tunnel Access

Tunnel entrance fully accessible with newly installed automatic doors and gradual ramp.


Four accessible elevators with tactile control panels.




Pay phones on level 1 are accessible.

Classroom Areas

Most of the classrooms and offices are accessible. Narrow doorways may prevent easy entry and exit but otherwise passable.

Study Areas

Accessible on most levels.


Vending machines on ground level and at tunnel junction. Nearest cafeteria/lounge facilities in the University Centre: Peppermill, Hugo’s, Rooster’s, Unicentre Store.

Existing Obstacles

Inaccessible washrooms on most levels; better lit stairwells; better indoor and outdoor signage; need alternate emergency warning system for persons who are hearing impaired.