"My experience and education that I received at Trent and Durham has enabled me and prepared me to get into one of the best law schools in Canada."
Durham Greater Toronto Area Campus
At Trent University Durham GTA, your education unfolds on a personal scale
Trent Durham GTA has one of the best student-to-faculty ratios of any university in Ontario. Spark your intellectual development and stand out as a scholar in small classes taught by engaging instructors.
Learn from expert faculty and leading researchers using the latest in theory and practice in unique programs such as Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Communications, Child & Youth Studies, Journalism & Creative Writing and Policing & Community Well-Being. Benefit from a vast array of joint majors, new co-op streams, and renowned programs such as Business Administration, Law, Psychology, Social Work, English, Sociology, and Philosophy.
Through any program at Trent Durham, you’ll kick off your career with access to abundant hands-on learning experiences, and opportunities to get involved. If you value a close-knit, scholarly community in a diverse, urban environment, Trent Durham is the vibrant university campus you have been looking for.
2 locations: Thornton Road Campus and the new Advanced Learning Centre in downtown Oshawa – home to our postgraduate certificate programs and Master of Management
2,613 undergraduate & 257 graduate students
200-bed student residence on campus
40 mins to Union Station in Downtown Toronto
130+ parks and trails in Oshawa
12 art galleries and 14 museums
696,992 population of Durham Region
Oshawa and Durham Region named one of the Top 7 most intelligent communities in the world
A Note About Oshawa: Your New Hometown
Home to the Trent Durham GTA Campus, the City of Oshawa and the Durham Region offer the best of both worlds: smaller, dynamic communities all within the Greater Toronto Area. The GTA is Canada’s largest and most culturally diverse city, and provides a variety of placement and employment opportunities. You’ll love getting outdoors and getting active at sports facilities. You can also enjoy premiere shopping and a thriving arts and entertainment scene. For students who want to be close to the action while enjoying the charm of close-knit communities, the GTA is the ideal place to live, learn, thrive, and find fulfilling employment opportunities and lasting connections.
An Urban Vibe in a Close-Knit Community
For nearly 50 years, Trent University Durham GTA has nurtured a learning experience that is the perfect blend of urban life (embedded within the heart of Durham Region) and close-knit community. An on-campus student residence, which opened in 2020, has enhanced the student experience on campus by creating new ways to build connections through living, academic, and social programming available right outsidse your door.
The Region of Durham offers all of the opportunities and conveniences of dynamic city life – state-of-the-art sports facilities, premier shopping centres, and a thriving arts and entertainment scene – together with a vibrant greenbelt, natural parks, endless kilometres of walking trails, and beautiful beaches, all just minutes away on public transit, by bike, or by car.
Looking to venture a little further? Trent University Durham is conveniently located just minutes from the 401 (Stevenson Exit), accessible by Go Transit and municipal transit. You can also hop on a train and arrive in downtown Toronto in just 40 minutes. you have quick and easy access to everything there is to offer in the Durham Region and the GTA.
Durham is home to
- Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra
- Rock The Park, a free summer concert and movie series
- Maple Syrup Festival
- Oshawa Fiesta Week
- Peony Festival