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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

March Break Drop-In Tours

 March Break Drop-In Tours - March 13 to March 17

We are offering tours at both our north and downtown campus locations this March Break.

If you have Business, Computers and Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Health or Science on your mind, you'll want to see our north campus location. Interested in our Education or Social Science and Humanities programs? Visit our downtown campus!

You'll be able to explore academic buildingsincluding our new Shawenjigewining Hallstudent spaces, residence, places to eat and more! You'll also have the chance to talk to our Admissions staff (north campus location only) throughout the event. 

If you're planning to visit our north campus location, members from our Indigenous Education and Cultural Services team will be available at Mukwa's Den on Friday, March 17 and are inviting indigenous students, their families, and everyone else you may want to learn more about our Indigenous Education and Cultural Services.

Come drop-in at any time to see what our award-winning campus has to offer!

Register for a drop-in campus tour

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • I registered - what happens now?

    You'll receive a confirmation email shortly after registering for your tour. If you haven't received a confirmation, please check your junk mail folder. If you still have not received an email, contact and indicate:

    • first and last name
    • date and time booked
    • number of guests
  • Where will the tour start?

    At the North Oshawa location, you'll begin your tour at our Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) (40 Conlin Rd West). 

    At the downtown Oshawa location, you'll begin your tour at our 61 Charles Street building. 

     Please visit our website for detailed driving directions.

  • How long are campus tours?
    Campus tours are typically 1 to 1.5 hours in length.
  • Are faculty-specific facilities (labs etc.) included in the tour?

    Unfortunately, no.  While we do our best to accommodate individual interests, campus tours are designed for prospective students looking at any of our programs. In addition, labs are not available for campus tours due to health and safety requirements and the scheduling of lab space for current students, faculty members, and researchers.

    The best opportunity to tour faculty-specific facilities is at our Experience Weekend event. Please visit our Events page for more details. You can also check out our virtual tour to view faculty-specific facilities.

  • Should I book a north campus or downtown campus tour?

    Our north campus location houses our Business, Computer & Technology, Engineering, Science, and Medicine & Health programs. 

    Our downtown campus location houses our Social Science & Humanities and our Education programs. 

  • Where should I park?

    Your confirmation email will include detailed parking instructions.

    North Oshawa location:  designated parking in Founders 3 Lot. You'll be provided with a parking slip upon your arrival. 

    Downtown Oshawa location: designated parking is in the lot immediately south of the 61 Charles Street Building. Use the intercom at the gate to call Campus Security. Let the guard know you are here for a campus tour and you will be permitted to park free of charge.

  • Am I able to get to campus via public transit?

    You bet! Please reference the links below for ways to travel to campus.  

    • Durham Region Transit (DRT) – Multiple DRT routes provide access to both campus locations.
    • GO Transit – Several GO buses provide access to both of our campus locations. Additionally, visitors can take the GO Train to the Oshawa station, and then access either of our locations using DRT.
  • How should I dress for my tour?
    Tours are conducted both inside and outside our buildings. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately for the current weather conditions. Additionally, as our tours involve a significant amount of walking, please wear comfortable footwear.
  • Are campus tours accessible?