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Oshawa, situated on Lake Ontario’s shoreline in southern Ontario, is dubbed the “Automotive Capital of Canada,” thanks to the Canadian division of General Motors Company, known as General Motors Canada, which has long acted as the backbone of Oshawa’s economy. The city is considered the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe. Its name devises from the Ojibwa term “aazhawa,” which means “the crossing place.”

As of the 2011 Census, there were about 149,000 people living in Oshawa, representing nearly an 8 percent growth since 2006. The population density is about 394 people per square kilometre.

Residents welcome a fairly chilly climate with temperatures reaching negative 5 degrees Celsius in the winter and 23 degrees in the summertime.

Attractions and Activities in Oshawa

One of the Oshawa’s highlights is on the Parkwood Estate, the luxurious home of the auto baron R.S. McLaughlin. This is now a National Historic Site of Canada and famous filming spot for a number of movies including “Billy Madison,” “Chicago” and “X-Men.”

Designed by world-famous architect Arthur Erickson, the Robert McLaughlin Gallery - or RMG, as locals call it - is the largest public gallery in Durham Region, housing more than 4,000 works of art, four galleries, a library and two art education studios.

To better understand Oshawa’s history, head to the Canadian Automotive Museum, an authentic 1920s car dealership that displays 65 vehicles dating from 1898 to 1981. The Oshawa Municipal Airport is the site for the Ontario Regiment Museum, which now houses the largest collection of operational military equipment in Canada.

Moving to Oshawa

To move to Oshawa, check out the moving services offered by Allied Van Lines, an international moving company that has representatives in 34 countries worldwide. We specialise in customisable services including electronic and appliance assembly and disassembly as well as vehicle transportation.

Movers capitalise on our full-service packing with professional agents assisting in your transition from start to finish. You can also opt for box and furniture inventory, electronics assembly and clean-up services with this Oshawa moving company.

The nearest airports are Oshawa Municipal Airport, located on the northern outskirts of town, and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, located 64 kilometres away.

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