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.
Latitude 43° 52'00" NLongitude 78° 50'00" W
Approach & Main Channel 8.2 m deepTurning Basin - 6.7 m deep
Inside - 2,081 m2Outside - 32,515 m2Domes - 10,534 m2
East - 274.3 m long, 8.2 m deepWest - 210.73 m long, 7.2 m deep
American Chart no. 14 810Canadian 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.