The City of Oshawa is a vibrant and growing city with a population nearing 170,000, located in the eastern region of the bustling Greater Toronto Area.
Oshawa is a waterfront community filled with historic sites, restaurants offering creative cuisine, four post-secondary institutions, year-round attractions, over 140 parks including Second Marsh and the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, award-winning events, arts and cultural experiences, and a myriad of entertainment options, including:
Parkwood National Historic Site – the famous home and gardens built by auto baron R.S.McLaughlin
Robert McLaughlin Gallery – the largest public gallery in Durham Region housed in downtown Oshawa building designed by world-renowned architect Arthur Erickson
Canadian Automotive Museum – Canada’s only museum dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of Canada’s automotive industry, in operation since 1963 with almost 100 vintage cars
The Ontario Regiment RCAC Regimental Museum – displays Canada’s largest collection of operational military vehicles
The Tribute Communities Centre – rated one of the world’s top venues of its size and hosts popular entertainers such as Cirque du Soleil, Elton John, Dierks Bentley and Bob Dylan
Ontario Philharmonic – one of the most highly respected professional regional orchestras in Canada and holds concerts at the historic Regent Theatre
Oshawa Museum- housed in three of the original Oshawa homes dating back to the mid 1830’s
Top-rated Oshawa festivals include Doors Open, Autofest, Canada Day, Metis Festival, Ribfest, Fiesta Week, Bright and Merry Market, Santa’s Parade of Lights, Oshawa Celebrates ( December 31) and the Peony Festival – winner of Festival and Events Ontario Top 100 for the seventh year in a row, Garden Experience Winner and recently cited as one of the “9 must-see flower and garden shows” in the world! (Conde Nast Traveller)
In 2018 the City of Oshawa became a Bee City.
Website : http://www.oshawa.ca