Oshawa is taking proposals for vacant bus terminal

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Published July 15, 2022 at 3:36 pm

oshawa bus terminal
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Oshawa’s downtown bus terminal has sat vacant for several years but now the city is looking for new uses for the building.

The city issued a requests for expressions of interest to redevelop the city-owned, former bus terminal at 47 Bond St.

The terminal, in the heart of the city’s downtown, closed completely on Sept. 5, 2020 when GO Transit moved its end of the line to the Oshawa GO Station. The rest of the bus terminal closed about four years ago.

Back in February, Councillor Rosemary McConkey encouraged council to get the community involved in finding new uses for the building.

“Why wouldn’t the city want to gather repurposing ideas by raising community involvement?” McConkey asked. “It presents a great opportunity for encouraging more interest, involvement and investment in the downtown, which is especially needed at this time, when businesses hit hard by the pandemic lockdowns are re-opening.”

The  property includes the former bus terminal building with a public hall, public washrooms, former ticket vending office and a second floor lounge with washrooms previously used as a rest stop room by bus drivers. There is also a platform area where buses used to load and unload passengers.

Developers can send expressions of interest to [email protected] until 2 p.m. on Sept. 30.  For more information visit Oshawa’s bid tenders website.

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