City of Oshawa




Oshawa is the largest municipality in Durham Region and the eastern gateway to the Greater Toronto area.  Sitting on the north shore of Lake Ontario Oshawa extends north to the beautiful landscape of the Oak Ridges Moraine yet is only 45 minutes from downtown Toronto and 40 minutes from cottage country.

You may be familiar with Oshawa due to its longstanding relationship with General Motors but there is an enormous variety of things to enjoy while living here. 
 
Downtown Oshawa is undergoing a renaissance with the GM Centre, a modern arena that hosts the OHL Oshawa Generals hockey team and a team in the new National Basketball League of Canada.  Additional events such as concerts, family entertainment, circuses, and other sporting spectacles have all utilized this venue.  There is also the newly restored historic Regent Theatre for live performances.
 
The development of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's downtown campus has been an impetus for redevelopment of the downtown and supports a variety of new and interesting restaurants.
 
For the outdoor enthusiasts, one can ride beautifully treed off road bike paths from downtown over rivers and streams to the waterfront trail at  Lakeview Park on Lake Ontario where beaches, picnic areas and children's playgrounds beckon. Just remember it is downhill to the lake and uphill back!
 
Other interesting features of Oshawa include historic Parkwood Estate (pictured above), the Canadian Automotive Museum, the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Oshawa Little Theatre, Ontario Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oshawa Centre (regional mall), the annual Peony Festival, the international flavours of the annual Fiesta Week, and the Oshawa Aeronautical, Military, and Industrial Museum at the Oshawa Municipal Airport (yes, they offer flying lessons!).

Oshawa boasts cultural and culinary festivals, and the shopping, sports and recreational facilities expected of a city of its size and stature.
 
For more information, see the City of Oshawa website.