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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

Transportation at Ontario Tech

Ontario Tech promotes sustainable commuting through collaborations with Smart Commute, bus passes for students, electric fleet vehicles, charging stations for electric vehicles and carpooling options.


Ontario Tech is committed to improving the campus and its surroundings, especially when it comes to sustainability. To that end, the university is working to understand the use of active transport (human-powered transportation) on and around campus. A third-party consultant has helped Ontario Tech develop a survey to gather information on the current walking, cycling and other active transport practices of faculty, staff and students, and ways in which the university could make active transport a more attractive option. 

Learn more about the partnership between Smart Commute and Ontario Tech.

Find directions to campus via alternative modes of transit.

Designated carpool spots are available at the north Oshawa location. To register for the carpool program, visit the Parking Services office located at the main entrance of the Gordon Willey Building or call 905.721.8668 ext. 2145. As of 2020 there are 10 carpool spots at Founders 2 and 10 carpool spots at Commencement Lot. 

You can also try the Smart Commute Tool to track your transportation modes and avoided greenhouse gas emissions; make sure to connect to the Ontario Tech University network when signing up.

For more information, visit the university's Directions and transit web page.

Full-time Ontario Tech students receive a U-Pass for unlimited access to Durham Region Transit. There is also a Go Transit bus to and from cities such as Brampton, Scarborough, North York and Markham. Additionally, the seamless connection between Go Transit and DRT allows students to transfer between the two systems free of charge.

Bicycle parking is conveniently located all across campus.

Electric fleet vehicles

Ontario Tech has 5 full-electric fleet vehicles.

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Electric vehicle charging stations

Our campus has six new electric charging stations (11 ports), in various locations including the Software Informatics Research Centre, 61 Charles Street Building, and the Office of Infrastructure and Sustainability building at 285 Britannia Avenue West. There are also four electric vehicle charging stations at in Commencement Lot. These parking spaces are also designated as electric vehicle parking spaces. These support our electric vehicles on campus, as well as promote community usage of electric vehicles.