University of Ontario Institute of Technology, North Oshawa Campus

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology  (UOIT) became Ontario first new University in 25 years in 2003.  Since it’s inception it has prioritized environmental sustainability initiatives and been a leader among North American universities in sustainable design and technology.    The overriding goal of the campus’ design was to make UOIT the ‘greenest’ campus in Canada by creating a sustainable campus that limits energy and resource consumption, while at the same time providing a supportive and inspiring environment for students.

UOIT is located adjacent to Durham College in north Oshawa, covering 42-acres of land with stunning views of the Oshawa Creek ravine.  The stormwater management plan for the campus was designed with the mindset that stormwater is a resource rather than a waste by-product of development.  With this in mind, the systems were designed to treat runoff from different sources to maximize benefits and minimize contamination.  The LID technologies used include bioretention, linear wetlands, green roofs and rainwater harvesting, all designed to reduce runoff volumes and pollutant loads  to the adjacent ravine.

Case Study


2000 Simcoe St., Oshawa