Planning Your Stay

Durham College + University of Ontario Institute of Technology (DC–UOIT) will be host to the 43rd General Council and Festival of Faith.

Located in north Oshawa, ON, the campus is easy to reach by car or transit:

Durham College + University of Ontario Institute of Technology (DC–UOIT)
2000 Simcoe St. North
Oshawa, ON  L1H 7K4

For Council Attendees/Commissioners

Council attendees are responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodations. A block of rooms has been reserved through UOIT the Residence & Conference Centre–Oshawa at DC–UOIT for most registered attendees. Information regarding booking your accommodations is available in your confirmation e-mail. Meals are included for most registered attendees.

A shuttle service from the Oshawa GO/VIA train station will be available Friday, July 20 from 2pm to 8pm, and Saturday, July 21 from 9am to 5pm. A return shuttle service will also operate July 28 from 8am to 12 noon.

Please refer to the following documents for complete details:

For those who qualify for reimbursement, please submit a completed Travel Expense Reimbursement form [DOCX] and receipts.

For Everyone

Getting Here by Car

Located about an hour east of Toronto, DC–UOIT is easy to get to via Highway 401. Parking is available onsite in Commencement Lot 1.

From the west on Hwy. 401

  • Travelling east on Hwy. 401, take exit 417 Simcoe St.
  • Turn north on Simcoe St. and travel for approximately 8 km to the stoplights at Commencement Circle.
  • DC–UOIT will be on your left.

From the east on Hwy. 401

  • Travelling west on Hwy. 401, take exit 418 Ritson Rd./Simcoe St.
  • The exit becomes Drew St. Drive north on Drew for 100 m.
  • Turn left at the lights onto First Ave. Drive west on First Ave. for 500 m.
  • Turn right onto Simcoe St., and north for approximately 7.5 km to the stoplights at Commencement Circle.
  • DC–UOIT will be on your left.

Getting Here by Rail and Public Transit

The DC–UOIT campus is accessible via GO Transit or VIA Rail at the Oshawa GO/VIA station. Connections can be made to Durham Region Transit, the Toronto Transit Commission, and the UP Express at Pearson Airport.

A comprehensive trip planner can be found at Triplinx.

Maps and Other Means of Travel

See our GC43 campus map for an overview of relevant locations on campus. You may also wish to review the Festival of Faith Map for festival-specific points of interest.

UOIT’s interactive maps provide additional information—just make sure you’re looking at directions for the north Oshawa campus, not the downtown Oshawa campus!

Accommodations and Meals

There are several hotels and dining options in the area. Please visit the UOIT and City of Oshawa websites for further information.

Following are a few options: