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Oshawa

Community

Originally called Skae’s Corners, Oshawa (incorporated as a city in 1924) sits on Lake Ontario, just east of Toronto. It is in the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Oshawa is an Ojibwa term whose meaning is disputed, but believed to mean “portage.” The city was originally a transportation hub due to its prominent harbour, connections to major roads and the Grand Trunk Railway, and its major automotive industry. For the history and technology buff, Oshawa hosts several museums, including the Canadian Automotive Museum, Aeronautical Military and Industrial Museum, Robert Stuart Aeronautical Museum, the Parkwood Estate and Gardens (a national historic site), and many more. For the nature and wildlife enthusiasts, there are plenty of parks and conservation areas, including Lakeview Park, Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve, and the Oshawa Zoo.

Current Weather

5° degrees celsius.
Light rain until evening.

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

This community is on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
Visit the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail website for more information.

Watersheds

Lake Ontario

Traditional Territories

Anishinaabeg
Haudenosaunee
Huron-Wendat

Treaties

Williams (1923)

Address

The City of Oshawa 50 Centre Street South Oshawa, ON L1H 3Z7 Phone: (905) 436-3311 Email: service@oshawa.ca

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