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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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ACE Automotive

Thermal management

Thermal management is our core business. Whole-vehicle testing including underbody thermal management, battery performance under extreme conditions, and performance under solar loading are a few examples of ways we can test vehicle development.

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Athletic performance and climate physiology

Develop, discover and train

From product development, to human performance research, ACE brings new excitement to the world of skiing and cycling.

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ACE research

Firefighting training and research

Researching the effects of extreme weather conditions on the health and safety of the fire service personnel with Toronto Fire Service.

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Film production at ACE

Film, television and digital media

ACE is home to award-winning film and TV productions. Maximize your return by utilizing all the different locations the ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel has to offer, and enjoy truly endless filming possibilities—all in one place.

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Aerospace and defence

Military standards-compliant testing

ACE is your single point of contact for access to climatic facilities, equipment and technical expertise that have produced some of today’s most innovative aerospace and defense assets.

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ACE Centre for UAV Research

UAV climatic testing

Take your R&D to the harshest place on Earth.

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ACE Climatic Wind Tunnel

COVID-19: ACE is open

Porsche being tested in the CWTThe ACE product development, research and testing facility is open to new and returning clients under a strict COVID-19 operating procedure. 

We have implemented strict public-health precautions and are taking documented measures to ensure the safety of ACE’s team and our clients.

Please contact us to discuss your research, testing and product development needs and to book time in our facility.

ACE remote testing capability

ACE has always maintained its security protocols and high standards of confidentiality when dealing with client test objects. In addition to the existing security measures, ACE has developed a process to provide vehicle testing in the Climatic Wind Tunnel with remote real-time monitoring by clients in a secure fashion. This capability will enable clients to complete testing even if they are unable to be onsite at ACE. With the current COVID-19 situation, this capability has value for clients, and we believe that clients may see value in remote testing beyond the immediate future. 

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ACE is the first testing and research centre of its kind in Canada, and in many respects the world. It is owned by Ontario Tech University and is located on the university’s north campus location in Oshawa, Ontario.

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