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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

Arranging travel to Oshawa

Ontario Tech University is located in Oshawa, Ontario, which is one of eight unique municipalities that exist within the Durham Region. Once you've arrived in Canada, there are lots of travel options for you to navigate the Durham Region and travel to campus in Oshawa.

Making travel arrangements 

  • Know when the first day of school is by looking at the important dates on the university's academic calendar.
  • Know when mandatory orientation is by looking at our orientation website.
  • Know when the move-in day is if you are living in residence or off-campus accommodations.
    • Request an early move-in day so you can make the mandatory orientation events!
  • Be aware of the holiday in September called Labour Day where the university, banks and most businesses will be closed.

Planning your route

  • Google transit trip planner

    The Google Transit Trip Planner is a useful tool to help you plan your bus routes from your location to your destination.
    View the Google Maps Transit.

    Note: The prices may vary, depending on what route you choose to take and how many different transit lines it requires.

    The university's interactive map is also a great tool for finding your route to the university. Select, 'From an address' and choose Toronto Pearson Airport as your starting point.

  • Public transportation

    There are a number of options for public transportation, and our Registrar's Office has a webpage with approximate transit travel times from surrounding cities:

    Taxis from the airport are approximately CAD$120. For your safety and security, please ensure you choose a licensed taxi. They accept all major credit cards, cash or Canadian bank cards and meet safety requirements.

    Rideshare costs vary. If you use a ride-sharing app, such as Uber or Lyft, you can request a pick-up from Pearson Airport. For your safety and security, please ensure you verify the license plate and name of the driver before entering the vehicle. In addition, please share your location with a friend or family member.

    Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is the main transit system in Toronto, including buses, streetcars and subways. View the TTC Fare website for cost.

    GO Transit is the network of trains and bus lines that operate in the Greater Toronto Area. This system connects surrounding cities with Toronto. View GO Transit fares for cost.

    Plan your trip with GO Transit

    Durham Region Transit (DRT) is the transit system for Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa and other cities in the Durham Region. View the DRT fare website for cost.

    Plan your trip with DRT