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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

Winter 2021 campus parking

Due to the continuation of remote-work arrangements for most Ontario Tech employees, and the delivery of most of the university's academic programming through online channels, the university confirms it will not charge for parking during the Winter 2021 academic term (January 1 through April 30).


  • The Parking Services office remains closed until further notice.
  • Parking Services will not sell semester permits or charge daily parking rates during the Winter term.
  • All parking gates (with the exception of the 61 Charles Street Lot at the downtown Oshawa location), will remain open. Note: If you need to visit the 61 Charles Street Building, press the call button at the parking gate to ask Campus Security to allow access to the lot.
  • Spaces in all parking lots are first-come, first-served.
  • Illegal parking in fire routes and accessible parking stalls will be enforced.
  • Employee parking permits will not automatically renew. Your preferred parking lots will be saved in the Parking Services database and reinstated once automatic renewal resumes.
Note: The university will monitor parking usage over the next several months and communicate updates about Spring/Summer and Fall 2021 parking at a later date.

For more information, visit the Parking Services website, or contact Tom Lynch, Director, Office of Campus Safety.