Oshawa City Hall

Oshawa, located on the shores of Lake Ontario, is the largest municipality in the Durham Region. It is part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Oshawa has a dynamic downtown area and a lovely countryside. Rich with history, there are many notable historic sites and attractions in Oshawa. Entertainment includes a variety of dining, art and cultural experiences and events.

Oshawa is an award-winning community with a wide range of opportunities for residents, post-secondary students, visitors, businesses, investors and entrepreneurs.

Fast facts

  • Population: 159,000
  • People who work downtown: 5,000
  • University Students who study downtown: 2,400
  • Mayor: John Henry
  • Fact: The name Oshawa is derived from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, “the crossing place” or just “(a)cross”

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