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Oshawa is a city in Southern Ontario, Located 50km east of Toronto, its primary industry is the manufacture of General Motors automobiles. Oshawa is at the eastern edge of the Toronto suburban sprawl and is served by Toronto's "GO Transit" commuter trains.

Get in

Oshawa is on Highway 401, exits 415 through 418. All interchanges exit to Bloor Street in the city's south end. Highway 2 (King Street) is the main street of downtown Oshawa.

By rail, Oshawa is served by VIA rail's Toronto-Kingston-Montréal and Toronto-Kingston-Ottawa corridor services. For commuter rail to Toronto and Hamilton, check GoTransit schedules [1]

Intercity express bus service in the Montréal-Toronto corridor stops in Whitby, an Oshawa suburb, at the Whitby GO commuter rail station.

There is also an airport (YOO IATA) which serves primarily charter flights.[2]

Get around

  • Durham Region Transit (DRT), 710 Raleigh Avenue, Oshawa L1H 3T2, toll-free: +1-866-247-0055, fax: +1 905-579-1050. Regional public transit operator in Durham Region; first digit of three-digit route number indicates municipality. 1: Pickering, 2: Ajax, 3: Whitby, 4: Oshawa/Courtice, 5: Clarington, 9: Regional routes.


  • Canadian Automotive Museum, 99 Simcoe Street S, Oshawa L1G 4G7, +1 905-576-1222, fax: +1 905-576-1223. 9am-5pm, 10am-6pm weekends. A large collection of pre-World War II cars, a hundred-year-old fire truck, a Ford Model T, a boat/car hybrid, a steam powered car, and one of the world's first Rolls-Royces.
  • Ontario Regiment (RCAC) Museum, 1000 Stevenson Rd N, L1J 5P5 (South Field, Oshawa Municipal Airport), +1 905-728-6199. 1-5PM weekends, seasonal. Tanks, historic vehicles, regimental artefacts. By donation. Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum on Wikipedia
  • Parkwood Estate Gardens (Parkwood National Historic Site), 270 Simcoe Street North (Adelaide and Simcoe Streets), +1 905-433-4311, fax: +1 905-721-4765, . Tue-Sat 9AM-5PM. Grand private estate built in 1917 for Canadian automobile businessman Sam Mclaughlin includes a mansion with several gardens, Art Deco garden pavilions, secret rooms, ornate ceilings and even a bowling alley.


  • Linton's Farm Market, 571 Raglan Rd E, Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4, 905-655-6338, . From their website: Over 50 years ago the Lintons' started growing tomatoes for a canning company and gradually added more and more vegetables and fruit and a farm market stand where they now sell a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, homegrown frozen meat, cheese, honey, jams, preserves, fall decorations (etc.)






Oshawa is home to two post-secondary institutions, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College. Together they share the north campus on the northern side of Oshawa.

  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, [3] (UOIT) is a relatively new university and is one of the newest universities in Ontario. It offers unique programs that are not commonly found in other schools, such as their "Game Development and Entrepreneurship", "Networking and IT Security" and "Automotive Engineering" programs.
  • Durham College, [4]

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Routes through Oshawa
ENDToronto  W VIA Rail Toronto Montreal icon.pngVIA Rail Toronto Ottawa icon.png E  Port HopeKingston
TorontoWhitby  W Ontario 401.svg E  ClaringtonKingston
TorontoWhitby  W GO Transit Lakeshore East icon.png E  END

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