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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

Helpful places and local businesses

  • Convenience store

    (snacks, drinks, books, bus tickets and more)

    • Tuck Shop – Student Services Building, north Oshawa location
  • Shopping Malls
    • Oshawa Centre – 419 King Street West, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Pickering Town Centre – Kingston Road (near Highway 401 and Liverpool Road), Pickering, Ontario
  • Supermarket

    (pharmacy, groceries, household items, clothing, electronics)

    • Walmart Supercentre – 1471 Harmony Road North, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Grocery stores
    • FreshCo – 1150 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario
    • No Frills – 1050 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Pharmacy

    (post office, snacks, long-distance calling cards, medications)

    • Shoppers Drug Mart – Simcoe Street North, across the street from the university
  • Electronics

    (laptops, cell pones, electronics and accessories)

    • Best Buy – 1471 Harmony Road North, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Banks
    • TD Canada Trust – Simcoe Street North, across the street from the university
    • Royal Bank – 800 Taunton Road East, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Bank of Montreal – 925 Taunton Road East, Oshawa, Ontario
    • HSBC (Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) – 793 Taunton Road East, Oshawa, Ontario
    • Scotiabank – 1367 Harmony Road North, Oshawa, Ontario
    • CIBC – 1371 Wilson Road North, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Canadian Citizenship and Immigration
  • Prayer rooms at the university
    • Gordon Willey Building, Room C213 (multi-faith)
    • U5 Building (Muslim); separate rooms for men and women