Long referred to as Canada’s automotive epicentre, Oshawa’s fortunes, like many Canadian cities, have ebbed and flowed since its incorporation. From its humble beginnings at the turn of the century to hosting General Motors’ Canadian Research and Development facilities now, Oshawa is a city that is continually looking forward, one that’s always in motion. Ironic considering its automotive heritage. And now with its renewed focus on education, healthcare, and what the Conference Board of Canada is calling Canada’s fastest growing economy, the future continues to look brighter and brighter for new homebuyers and families of any size thinking of calling Oshawa home.
SouthPointe, in the heart of Southern Oshawa, is a testament to the city’s rebirth. Its residents are busy, active, and always looking for the next big thing. And in Oshawa they’ve found it. Brimming with cafes, shops, music, art, culture, and more in its vicinity, SouthPointe, and its offering of urban towns, is the centrepiece of a city that is optimistically looking to the future. And making sure they’re always moving to get there.
Things to do in Oshawa
Arts & History – Want to learn the history of the auto industry and Oshawa’s place in it? Visit The Canadian Automotive Museum on Simcoe Street.
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery boasts one of the area’s most extensive collections of art. With a vast array of stunning artist collections each with their own unique and varied story to tell.
The Parkwood National Historic Site serves up a number of delicious restaurants for your dining pleasure. Or you can walk the meticulously maintained grounds or even attend one of their numerous holiday events!
Annual Festivals & Events – Interested in catching a game or a show? Visit the Tribute Community Centre downtown to catch some OHL action, watch a world-class musical act, or just walk through the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame. Don’t miss the annual Tree Lighting & Deck the Halls festival during the holiday season and the Peony Festival every spring. There’s always something going on and the choice is yours.
Farmers’ Markets – Savour local produce at the peak of freshness! Whether it’s asparagus fresh from the farm in the spring or sweet corn in the summer, shopping at one of Oshawa’s many farmers’ markets is where you want to be from May to October. Buy local and support your community!
Get outside – Enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends by exploring one of the many parks and recreational trails in Oshawa. With over 27 kilometres of paved surface and over 130 parks, there’s a lot for you to discover! Start your adventure today on the 7 km Joseph Kolodzie Oshawa Creek Bike Path or the 11 km Waterfront Trail!