With 230 stores offering 1.2 million sq. ft. of shopping, the Oshawa Centre is Durham Region’s largest shopping centre. Here you will discover an upbeat, contemporary mall with the brands you love as well as fun activities, a newly renovated food court experience, restaurants and entertainment for the whole family. Oshawa Centre also offers a seasonal Farmer’s Market open on Fridays from May to October.
2The University of Ontario
Institute of Technology (UTC)
Formerly known as UOIT, This prestigious University recently rebranded as UTC. While the name has changed, the fundamental focus remains the same; to attract leading scholars and offer innovative learning experiences. With over 10,000 students, the university offers 56 undergraduate programs and 37 graduate programs with over 16,000 alumni. Opening its doors in 2003, it is one of Canada’s newest but fastest growing universities.
3The Robert McLaughlin Gallery
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery is a vibrant public art gallery in the heart of Oshawa. It is the largest public art gallery in the region, housing a collection of over 4,500 pieces with a focus on Canadian modern and contemporary work.
4Linton's Farmers Market
Located in North Oshawa, Linton’s sells a wide variety of homegrown vegetables and fruit, cheese, honey, maple syrup jams, preserves, fall decorations and lots, lots more! A trip to Linton’s is an exciting family outing where Farm Fun meets Fresh Air and Fresh Food. Enjoy the Farm Market, U-Pick, a Kid’s Play Area, Animal Area and Special Events throughout the year.
Even with all of the unique and independent shops in Oshawa, it’s good to know that a one-stop, stock-up megastore is a short drive away. Costco, Home Depot and a collection of bigger, international chains call Oshawa home.
6Clara Hughes Public School
Located a short walk from Symphony Towns, Clara Hughes Public School is part of the Durham District School Board. Having opened in 2012, it offers bright, modern classrooms for students from JK through Grade 8.
Downtown Oshawa is truly the “heartbeat of the city”. Here you’ll discover an eclectic variety of stores and shops focused on fashion, fun and entertainment. From charming flower shops to owner operated cafes and restaurants, food emporiums and boutiques – you’ll experience the charm of small-town Ontario as you explore this delightful downtown.
8Oshawa Executive Airport
This municipal airport is owned and operated by the City of Oshawa and offers a modern terminal building that facilitates corporate travel as well as general aviation. The airport is conveniently located within a short distance to other major transportation nodes including VIA Rail, GO Transit, Highway 401 and Highway 407. Passenger charter services and flight training are offered as convenient (albeit pricey) travel options.
Durham College has more than 20,000 students studying at its main Oshawa campus and its satellite facilities in Whitby, Port Hope, Beaverton and Port Perry. Currently there are more than 7,000 students enrolled in full-time programs.
10Lakeridge Health Oshawa
Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario's largest community hospitals, serving the people of Durham Region and beyond. With five hospital sites and four Emergency Rooms, Lakeridge serves a diverse population. Durham Region families rely on Lakeridge’s many services including a leading regional cancer centre, diabetes management, dialysis, adult and children's mental health services, and a newly renovated Women's and Children's program. With more than 4,900 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals on staff and over 1,500 amazing volunteers, Lakeridge Health has established itself as an innovative and multi-faceted hospital centre.
11Joseph Kolodzie Bike Path
This is a 7 km paved multi-use recreational trail that stretches from Lakeview Park to the Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden. Surrounded by lush vegetation the recreational trail meanders along the Oshawa Creek. Along the rail path there are connections to other recreational trails including the Michael Starr Trail, Harmony Creek Trail, and other landmarks including the Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden and the downtown core.