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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

Campus Spaces

All-gender washrooms

Downtown Oshawa location:

  • Bordessa Hall, 55 Bond Street East, Room 209
  • 61 Charles Street Building, Room 114
  • Education Building, 11 Simcoe Street North, Room B05
  • Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Room 103
  • Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre, 151 Athol Street East, Room 008

North Oshawa location:

  • Business and Information Technology Building, Room 2066
  • Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre, Room 1014
  • OPG Engineering Building, Room 1012
  • Science Building, Room 1408
  • Simcoe Village Residence, Lobby, 1910 Simcoe Street North
  • Software and Informatics Research Centre, Room 1205 and Room 3205
  • South Village Residence, Lobby, 32 Commencement Drive

All-gender change room

An all-gender change room is available at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre. Please ask the staff at the gym or email the Equity and Inclusivity Advisor at equity@ontariotechu.ca to obtain the password to access the space. 


Prayer Rooms

The university has three prayer spaces available to students.

North Oshawa location:

  • Gordon Willey Building, C-Wing, Room 11E (multi-faith)
  • UL Building, Room 124 (Muslim)

Downtown Oshawa location:

  • Education Building, 11 Simcoe Street North, Room 314 (multi-faith)

All-gender housing

The South Village and Simcoe Village Residence offer gender-inclusive housing to acknowledge the diverse needs of the residential community which cannot be met with traditional gender-based housing.

Gender-inclusive housing is an opt-in process offered through the roommate section of the Housing Portal, which becomes available to students who have completed all of their residence application steps in late July or early August. Students will have the option to select mixed-gendered housing, view profiles, and chat with students who have selected the same housing preference as them.

For more information about the gender-inclusive housing, please visit the residence website at ontariotechuresidence.ca or email the residence at info@dc-otresidence.ca.

To apply to the residence, go to the Housing Portal.