Ontario Construction News staff writer
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is showcasing the future corporate headquarters with property signage at the 1908 Colonel Sam Drive in Oshawa.
Dignitaries from across Durham Region toured the building, which is currently undergoing renovations expected to be completed in 2025.
“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, Durham regional chair and CEO. “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.”
The new corporate headquarters will bring employees from across the Greater Toronto Area, and beyond, together in one location. OPG chose to renovate an existing structure because the project was more economical than constructing a new building and limits the environmental impact.
Visible from Highway 401 and located near 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 which 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.
“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.”