Hours of Operation: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation


The City has proclaimed September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Oshawa. Like all Canadians, this day provides an opportunity for our community to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. 

The establishment of a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is in response to the 80th call to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). As stated in the calls to action report, the holiday’s purpose is to “honour survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.”

Flags will be lowered to half mast at all City facilities on September 30. There are several ways that community members can observe this day through education, community events and action. To learn more about Truth and Reconciliation, visit the City’s website.

City Hall and Service Oshawa

Due to National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Service Oshawa will be closed on Thursday, September 30.

City Hall and Service Oshawa will reopen to the public on Friday, October 1 and is available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.:

Waste Services

There will be no changes to waste collection service on Thursday, September 30 or the remainder of the week. Waste collection during the week of September 27 will occur on your regularly scheduled collection day.

To avoid being missed, place waste at the curb no later than 7:00 a.m. the day of collection on clear portions of your driveway. Please ensure all waste is tied and secured.

Please check your waste collection calendar for more information. Download the “Durham Region Waste” app at www.oshawa.ca/waste to receive reminders, alerts and notifications related to services.

Recreation Facilities

In response to continuing efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and support physical distancing, the following City recreation facilities are open for limited use by appointment only: Civic Recreation Complex, Delpark Homes Centre,Donevan Recreation Complex, Harman Park Arena andSouth Oshawa Community Centre.

Recreation facilities that have reopened for limited use will be open with regular hours of operation, by appointment only, on Thursday, September 30. 

For more information, visit: www.oshawa.ca/facilitystatus.

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