The Oshawa Harbour played an important role in the settling of our area, and has continued that function as a vital element of the City's growth and economic development today.
The Oshawa Port Authority operates the harbour.
In 2010, the City of Oshawa acquired just under 50 acres (approximately 20 hectares) of land along the Oshawa Waterfront, next to the Oshawa Harbour. The Oshawa Waterfront Master Plan will incorporate these lands as parkland to encourage public access and use.
With a new $2.5 million cargo pad on the east port lands and CN rail spur serving the port, as well as close proximity to major transportation modes, the Port of Oshawa is a multi-modal powerhouse.
The Port handles an average of $23 million worth of cargo annually from steel and asphalt to grain.
|Position||Latitude 43° 52'00" N Longitude 78° 50'00" W|
|Depth||Approach and Main Channel 8.2 m deep Turning Basin - 6.7 m deep|
|Storage||Inside - 2,081 m2 Outside - 32,515 m2 Domes - 10,534 m2|
|Wharves||East - 274.3 m long, 8.2 m deep West - 210.73 m long, 7.2 m deep|
|Approaches||American Chart no. 14 810 Canadian Chart no. 2050|
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada notified us in June 2011 that an Environmental Assessment Review was underway for a proposed ethanol refinery to be located at the Oshawa Harbour.
In response, we launched our "No Ethanol at our Harbour" campaign in July 2011, which is still ongoing.