General Motors has confirmed it will close Oshawa's plant, as well as four others in the U.S..
It's said to be part of a global reorganization that will see the company focus on electric and autonomous vehicle programs.
The automaker says it will also reduce salaried, and salaried contract staff by 15 percent.
Ontario Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Navdeep Bains spoke to the media this morning, saying their thoughts are with the workers.
Bains says this is going to have a tremendous impact on the community.
He also says since he was appointed Minister, he has been fighting for the entire auto industry in Ontario and will continue to.
The Oshawa plant employs about 2,500 unionized workers.