All about Oshawa: Besides being home to the headquarters of General Motors Canada, Oshawa is a growing and evolving city with over 500 cultural businesses, events and festivals. Downtown Oshawa continues it revitalization project “intended to create a vibrant, attractive and animated downtown where people come together to live, work, shop, meet and engage,” says Councillor Doug Sanders, while the rest of Oshawa is made up of countryside and farm life.
Things to see in Oshawa: Oshawa is filled with historic sites, creative restaurants, permanent year round attractions, and arts and cultural events. Oshawa is considered an academic center with three highly acclaimed post-secondary institutions to tour – Durham College, Trent University and University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Top things to see include the Canadian Automotive Museum, Parkwood National Historic Site which is where parts of blockbuster films like X-Men and Billy Madison were filmed, and The General Motors Centre, rated as one of the world’s top venues for popular entertainers and sold out concerts. There’s also the not-to-be-missed annual Oshawa festivals that include Doors Open Oshawa, AutoFest and the Maple Syrup Festival.