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Planning your visit

  • Before you arrive

    Packing your luggage

    September temperatures in the Toronto area average a daily high of 20 degrees Celsius and an evening low of nine degrees Celsius.

    The electric supply is 110 volts and 60 hertz (cycles per second).

    Travelling from Lester B. Pearson International Airport

    Shuttle service

    You can register with a shuttle service when you arrive at the airport. If you would like to book in advance, visit the Out-of-Town Shuttle and Bus Services web page on the Toronto Pearson International Airport website. For travel to Oshawa, Ontario, select Classique Airline Van Services. Their phone number is 1.800.387.5450. The trip to Oshawa will cost you approximately $82 Canadian plus $5 tip (the tip is optional, but customary).

    If you are using a shuttle service, these are the recommended steps to follow: 

    1. Go to the Ground Transportation counter (also called Out-of-Town Shuttle and Bus Service). 
      • Terminal 1: located on Level G
      • Terminal 3: located on Level 1- Arrivals 

      If you cannot find the Ground Transportation counter, you can use any telephone in the terminal to call 1.800.387.5450 for assistance. This call is free of charge. 

    2. Provide them with your name and destination address (2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 7K4 if heading straight to the university, or your hotel address). If you have already made a reservation, you can tell them the name of the company with whom you booked. 

    3. Wait inside the airport. The driver will come inside and take you outside to the shuttle. You will need Canadian money or a credit card to pay the driver. If you do not have Canadian currency, you can visit the currency exchange counter in the airport. 


    If you choose to rent a car or have someone pick you up, you can get directions from the university website. Your starting point will be Toronto Pearson International Airport.

  • Once you are here

    Medical services 

    Local clinics 

    • North Oshawa Medical Centre - 3.5 km from the university's north Oshawa location
      1400 Ritson Road North
      Oshawa, Ontario
      Phone: 905.434.8992
    • Taunton Health Centre - 3 km from the university's north Oshawa location
      1290 Keith Ross Court
      Oshawa, Ontario
      Phone: 905.723.8551

    Local hospital

    Lakeridge Health Oshawa - 6 km from the university's north Oshawa location
    1 Hospital Court
    Oshawa, Ontario
    Phone: 905.576.8711


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