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City of Oshawa (Lower Tier Durham)

Phone : (905) 434-6405
Your Host(s) : Canada Post Oshawa

Oshawa, ON (Nearby: Courtice, Port Whitby, Whitby, Columbus, Whitby, Brooklin, Whitby)

47 Simcoe St. S.
Oshawa, Ontario
L1H 4G4

Ontario Tourism Region : York, Durham and Hills of Headwaters

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 131,952. City in the Reg. Mun. of Durham, on L. Ontario at the mouth of Os haw a Cr., Hwy 401 and C. Rd. 2, 51 km E of Toronto.
  • The first settler arrived in 1791. After Edward Skea opened a store in 1835, the place became known as Skea's Corners. The first dock was built in 1840. When the post office was established in 1842 a meeting was held to determine a name.
  • Several First Nations Peoples from L. Scugog were in town trading their furs and attended the meeting. They suggested the name Oshawa, which means 'where the canoe is exchanged for the trail.'
  • As the community grew it gradually absorbed surrounding settlements including Gibbs Mills, Skea's Corners, Kedron, Cedarvale, Oshawa Port, Port Oshawa, Oshawa Junction, and Cedar Brae.
  • In 1878, Robert McLaughlin and his two sons moved their carriage company from nearby Enniskillen to Oshawa, expanding it into the largest carriage works in the British Empire.
  • When the factory burned in 1899, the Town of Oshawa gave the company an interest-free loan of $50,000 because more than 600 residents were employed by the carriage works.
  • As the motor car became popular, the McLaughlins moved with the times, producing their fIrst McLaughlin-Buick motor car in 1907. The company evolved as General Motors of Canada Ltd. and Oshawa acquired the nickname 'The Motor City:'
  • Visitors come to Oshawa today to see Parkwood (the estate of the late Col. McLaughlin), the Canadian Automotive Museum, and Winfields Farm, one of Canada's premier stud farms.
  • Oshawa native Gordon D. Conant (1885-1953) was Ontario's 12th premier, serving 1942-43.

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  • Cedar Dale, 3km
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  • North Oshawa, 4km
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  • Mitchell's Corners, 7km
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  • Myrtle Station, 16km
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  • Blackstock, 23km
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  • Manchester, 22km
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  • Balsam, 19km
  • Port Perry, 24km
  • Port View Beach, 25km
  • Deckers Hill, 18km
  • Glen Grove, 19km
  • Brock Road, 19km
  • Highland Beach, 25km
  • Gerrow's Beach, 25km
  • Fairport, 20km
  • Cadmus, 25km
  • Utica, 23km
  • Liverpool, 20km
  • Leskard, 21km
Nearby Lakes:
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  • Mill Pond, 12km
  • Chalk Lake, 20km
  • Brown Lake, 25km
  • Fallis Pond, 27km
  • Lake Scugog, 30km
  • Brookdale Pond, 28km
  • Whitevale Pond, 25km
  • Secord's Pond, 29km
  • Glasgow Pond, 30km
  • McKinnon Pond, 36km
  • Wagner Lake, 39km
  • Widdifield Pond, 36km
  • Siloam Pond, 35km
  • Lazy Lake, 35km
  • Staley Lake, 35km
  • Windsor Lake, 36km
  • Shadow Lake, 36km
  • Musselman Lake, 36km
  • Mud Lake, 43km
  • Toogood Pond, 37km
  • Joseph's Lake, 48km
  • Franklin Pond, 44km
  • Goose Lake, 58km
  • Best's Pond, 51km
  • Preston Lake, 43km
  • Simeon Lake, 43km
  • van Nostrand Lake, 44km
  • Haynes Lake, 45km
  • St. George Lake, 46km
  • Wilcox Lake, 47km
  • Dike Pond, 49km
  • Sturgeon Lake, 64km
  • Bond Lake, 48km
  • Long Pond, 52km
  • Lighthouse Pond, 53km
  • Philips Lake, 49km
  • Emily Lake, 65km
  • Thompson Lake, 50km
  • Lily Lake, 60km
  • Cameron Lake, 73km
  • Grenadier Pond, 57km
  • West Pond, 57km
  • Lake Seneca, 54km
  • Chemong Lake, 66km
  • Little Lake, 62km
  • Mitchell Lake, 75km
  • Balsam Lake, 76km
  • Two Mile Pond, 74km
  • Mary Lake, 56km