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Google Workspace storage policy

In May 2021, Google announced changes to Google Workspace’s storage quotas for education institutions.  In response, TMU has worked with Google to analyse our current storage usage and to develop strategies and limits that both reduce the university’s storage usage, while also allowing most people to continue to study and work with minimal disruptions.


Changes coming to your Google Workspace storage

Account type Storage quota Quota implementation date
Students, staff, and retirees 1 TB October 9, 2023
Faculty and contract lecturers 1 TB February 19, 2024
Shared drives 1 TB May 23, 2023
Department accounts 1 TB October 9, 2023
Generic, guest, and contractor accounts 250 GB October 9, 2023
Alumni enrolled in Gmail for life 30 GB October 9, 2023


More information regarding new Google Workspace storage policy can be found at:


If you have any questions about the changes to Google Workspace storage, please contact the Computing and Communications Services (CCS) Help Desk via the IT Help or 416-979-5000, ext. 556840 (students and alumni) or ext. 556806 (employees and retirees).