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.


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

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    • 91%
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    • Snow
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    • Visibility

    • 7.5km
    • Sunrise

    • 7:41 AM
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    • 4:39 PM
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    • 19.5kph
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    • 13.2kph
    • Wind direction

    • Northwest

    • Wednesday

    • -4°
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For me it represented the wilderness and the unknown and we would spend entire weekends and entire afternoons just floating makeshift boats down and rapids and exploring the wildlife and seeing what was there.

Oshawa Creek, ON - Mark Medley