Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has given a well-known Durham Region building a notable change, unveiling new property signage for the company’s future corporate headquarters on 1908 Colonel Sam Drive in Oshawa.
Dignitaries from across Durham Region toured the building, which is currently undergoing renovations in preparation for full occupancy in 2025, today.
The corporate headquarters will bring employees from across the Greater Toronto Area, and beyond, together in one location. OPG chose to renovate an existing structure, which is more economical than constructing a new building and limits the environmental impact.
“Our relationship with Durham Region and its member municipalities has been so vital to the success of our ongoing operations,” said Mel Hogg, Chief Administrative and Ethics Officer. “It only makes sense for OPG’s corporate headquarters to also be here, close to our operations and projects.”
“Ontario Power Generation is one of Durham Region’s longest-standing partners, and we are thrilled that this clean energy leader is relocating its headquarters here,” said John Henry, Regional Chair and CEO, The Regional Municipality of Durham. “This investment solidifies Durham Region’s position as Canada’s Clean Energy Capital. We look forward to seeing this landmark Durham building revitalized and to welcoming OPG staff from across the province.”
Visible from Highway 401 and not far from the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, the building previously served as General Motors of Canada’s corporate headquarters.
More than 2,000 OPG employees will work at the site.
It is adjacent to the Second Marsh Wildlife Area, a 123-hectare coastal wetland – one of the largest publicly accessible waterfronts in the Greater Toronto Area.
Featured image: Ontario Power Generation’s future corporate headquarters on Colonel Sam Drive in Oshawa. (CNW Group/Ontario Power Generation Inc.)