Skip to main content
Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services


The university provides off-campus living resources and assistance for students, landlords and residents. In addition to a rental listing service, we offer advice and general housing information.

Contact us:

For more information, email or call 905.721.8668 ext. 5380.

UOIT does not manage rental listings.  The rental listing website we recommend is This website provides a place where students can find rental listings near the university, post a sublet, or find roommates. Landlords can also post their rental unit(s).


Housing information

  • Tenant information Learn about the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA), Municipal by-laws, information sessions you can attend, and other useful relevant tenant tips provided by the City of Oshawa.
  • Residential Rental Housing Licensing (RRHL) Be familiar with the City of Oshawa’s Residential Rental Housing By-law, which has special rules for properties near campus; living in an unlicensed home puts you at risk.

Legal information and support

Financial support programs

  • Low-income Energy Assistance Program – Families and individuals may qualify for a one-time grant through an application process for help in paying a utility bill.
  • Housing Stability Support Forms – Provided by Housing Help Durham, they can provide financial support for rent, utilities, moving costs and more through an application process.

Storage and rentals

  • FindStorageFast– Where to find storage solutions near you.
  • RentalCity – For short term furniture, appliances, and electronic rentals.

Canada Homestay Network (CHN) manages Homestay for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. In partnership with the university, CHN provides international students with warm and welcoming homestays so they feel well supported during their program of study in Canada. Visit the CHN web page for the university to learn more.

Durham Region Transit (DRT) 

  • Common routes to campus: 310, 401(B&C), 416, 417, 420, 910, 915, and 950.
  • PRESTO and DRT information
  • U-Pass information

GO Transit – View Durham College/University of Ontario Institute of Technology bus stop information.

GO Bus services to campus:

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)