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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.

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Ontario Tech consolidates downtown campus to enhance student experience and prepare for future growth

Charles Hall, at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa location.
Charles Hall, at Ontario Tech University's downtown Oshawa location.

Ontario Tech University’s downtown Oshawa campus location has undergone notable enhancements as the university prepares to welcome students this September.

Following substantial internal renovations in recent months at Charles Hall (formerly known as 61 Charles Street), the building consolidates the university’s academic offerings, forming a strengthened academic hub with greater faculty connectivity.

Charles Hall’s features include faculty and staff offices for the Faculties of Education, and Social Science and Humanities on the third floor (included Education's STEAM-3D Maker Laboratory), new classroom spaces on the second floor, the Social Research Centre, as well as the Office of Student Life’s downtown Oshawa services. Student support services offered by the Ontario Tech Student Union will be expanded on the main floor. Charles Hall is also home to the Social Science, Humanities, and Education Library on the first floor.

Other downtown Oshawa campus location operations

The Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre is located off the northeast corner of Charles Hall at 151 Athol Street East.

Bordessa Hall (55 Bond Street East) remains a multi-purpose building featuring labs, study space for graduate students, a board room and faculty offices. It also houses the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism and the Digital Culture and Media Lab (Decimal Lab).

FSSH Psychology research labs and offices will remain at 2 Simcoe Street South.

The university’s historic Regent Theatre (50 King Street East) continues as a large lecture theatre by day and thriving community events venue by night.


“The changes and renovations to these Ontario Tech buildings confirms the university’s strengthened imprint in the downtown Oshawa community and our long-term commitment to future growth. The specific enhancements at Charles Hall establish a powerful base for academic collaboration and student-facing activities.”
-Brad MacIsaac, Vice-President, Administration, Ontario Tech University




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