About Oshawa Ontario

The picturesque city of Oshawa is situated in Lane Ontario, some 34 miles east of Toronto. As of 2006, Oshawa has a total population of around 141,590 people. The city is the biggest community in the Durham Regional Municipality, and also serves as the home of an automobile history revolving around the Canadian arm of General Motors – a company that has contributed greatly to the city’s growth.

Oshawa prides itself as being home to dozens of tourist attractions. First-time visitors to the city may want to check out the Canadian Automotive Museum, the Oshawa Gardens, the Oshawa Little Theatre, the Canadian Aviation Expo, the Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, the plentiful nature parks, the Oshawa downtown district, and the wide variety of restaurants and hotels that offer an experience that’s truly “Oshawa”.

Oshawa also boasts of a lively and festive culture, with numerous musicals, concerts, and live plays happening throughout the town regularly. Historical and heritage museums can also be found in virtually every corner of the city, offering tourists a glimpse into Oshawa’s colorful history. Some places worth visiting are the Canadian Automotive Museum as well as the Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum.

You can also plan your visit ahead of time to coincide with the city’s annual events, among them the Waterfront Festival, Siesta Week, and Santa’s Parade of Lights.