Social Media and Teacher Learning will take place on February 3 and 4, 2012, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Faculty of Education in Oshawa, Ontario. Opened in 2003, UOIT is one of Canada’s newest universities and Ontario’s only laptop-based university. The Faculty of Education is renowned for its innovative practices, and offers both consecutive and concurrent Bachelor of Education degrees, a Master of Education degree and a Graduate Diploma in Education and Digital Technologies.
Driving from the west (via Hwy. 401)
Take Hwy. 401 east to Simcoe Street/Regional Road 2 (exit 419). From the off ramp, turn left at Bloor Street, and left
again at the lights at Simcoe Street. Continue north on Simcoe Street 2 km to King Street (downtown). To get to the
Faculty of Education, continue on Simcoe Street to 11 Simcoe Street North (building is on east side of street).
Driving from the east (via Hwy. 401)
Take Hwy. 401 west to the Ritson Road/Simcoe Street, exit (418). From the off ramp, continue north for two blocks
and turn left at the lights at First Avenue. Go west on First Avenue for 500 metres until it ends at Simcoe Street. Turn
right on Simcoe, go north for 2 km to King Street. To get to the Faculty of Education, continue on Simcoe Street to 11
Simcoe Street North (building is on east side of street).
Driving from the north (via Hwy. 407)
Take Hwy. 407 to the current end at Brock Road in Pickering and continue east on Highway 7 for 8 km until the Village of Brooklin, then continue east to Thickson Road. Turn right on Thickson Road, go south 6.5 km to Dundas Street. Turn left on Dundas Street (this becomes King Street as you cross into Oshawa). Continue east on Dundas/King for 3 km to Simcoe Street. To get to the Faculty of Education, turn left on Simcoe Street and continue to 11 Simcoe Street North (building is on east side of street).
For a map of the UOIT downtown Oshawa campus, click here.
Street parking is free after 6 p.m. on Fridays and weekends. Please note that there is a 3 hour maximum for street parking so you may want to use the
alternative parking lots listed below.
The downtown area also offers convenience parking in the P1 parking garage (at King and Centre Streets) and the L4 parking garage (on Athol Street West, between Centre and Simcoe Streets). Both parking lots are free on weekends and after 6 p.m. on weekdays.
To view a map of public parking lots in downtown Oshawa, please click here.
The bus terminal is located on the north side of the P1 parking garage (at King and Centre Streets) and would be useful for participants who are travelling by Go train as there is a regular Go bus that picks up at the Oshawa Go Station and drops off downtown, just one block west of the Faculty building on Simcoe Street.