Consisting of that part of the Regional Municipality of Durham comprised of that part of the City of Oshawa lying southerly of Taunton Road West and Taunton Road East.
On the Lake Ontario shoreline, Oshawa lies in Southern Ontario approximately 60 km east of downtown Toronto. Populated with 170,000 people, Oshawa has become the largest municipality in the Durham Region. Beginning with its roots as a transfer point in the fur trade, the French constructed a trading post in 1760 near the harbour but has since been abandoned shortly after. The ruins of the post served as a shelter for the first residents of what would later become Oshawa. Used as a export and trading route, the success of this industry brought a boom of population along with jobs and more sectors being open. The boom eventually started the auto industry in Oshawa with McLaughlin Motors moving in in 1907 and becoming General Motors shortly after. The strike of 1937 with 4,000 assembly workers set many precedencies in Canadian trade unionism.
Highway 2A which became Highway 401 restsvin the city connecting to Highway 406
Oshawa houses its own Train Station equipped with GO Buses and VIA Rail for easy travel along-side Durham Region Transit and Greyhound Canada services throughout the city
Port of Oshawa has become a major stop for import/export of needed materials to sustain the city functions
Canadian Automotive Museum
Parkwood Estate – film and media attraction used in movies like It, X-Man, Hannibal and many more
Oshawa Centre – largest shopping mall in Ontario east of Toronto
Lakeview Park – sandy beach along coast of Lake Ontario
Windfields Farm – Home of horse breeding operations and famous racehorse Northern Dancer
Durham District School Board and the Catholic School Board oversee education within Oshawa through 38 elementary schools and 8 secondary schools. Private schools are also a part of the system.
Trent University Durham Campus, University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College serve 22,000 students.
Headquarters of General Motors Canada, the large-scale manufacturing operations had boosted the economy in Oshawa up until its closure in 2018. Even with the closure, the proximity to Toronto’s downtown core has proven to be a commodity as many Torontonians looked to buy property along the GTA shoreline. The industrial industry in Oshawa continues to grow as demand for skilled trades increased drawing a big immigrant population. As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, Oshawa achieved a record setting half-billion dollar construction value in 2015, breaking the previous record held by itself in 2014. 2016 marked Oshawa as the No. 1 city for jobs in Canada with its demographic of vigorous labour unions and blue-collar jobs.
As of July 2020:
Average sold price: $597k
14.8% Increase yearly (from 2019-2020)
Average days on market: 15 days
Selling to listing price ratio: 102%