Filled with parks, arts, and history, Oshawa is a fantastic place to live! There is so much to see and do in this city where our Kingmeadow community is situated. Here are some of our favourite facts about Oshawa:
Oshawa has an abundance of parks, trails and natural areas
With over 410 hectares of parkland and more than 27 kilometers of paved trails, there is lots of space to explore in Oshawa! The parks and trails are a great place to enjoy with friends and family, but also a great place to bike, run, rollerblade or workout. Everyone loves working out in the great outdoors, and in Oshawa there’s over 130 parks for you to choose from! During the summer and fall, these parks can be a nice quiet setting for reading a book or having a picnic.
General Motors Canada was founded in Oshawa
Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada’s main headquarters and major assembly plants are located in Oshawa. In 2011, Oshawa was named the “Automotive Capital of Canada.” You can also visit the Canadian Automotive Museum located in Downtown Oshawa. The museum holds a significant collection of Canadian cars from the 19th century to the present.
Many movies were filmed in Oshawa
The home of Samuel McLaughlin, founder of General Motors of Canada has been the backdrop of many known films. The Parkwood Estate was officially designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1989. Tours are given year-round at the estate. Movies that were filmed here or used the estate as a backdrop are Studio 54, Billy Madison, Chicago and X-Men. The estate is a great place to learn the history of Oshawa’s founding family and see how they live. The surrounding grounds and gardens are perfect for photos.
Farmers’ Markets are a big thing in Oshawa
With over 6 different farmers’ markets to choose from, Oshawa has your organic grocery needs covered all throughout summer until fall. Durham Farm Fresh has all the latest information about farms, markets, chefs and restaurants in the area. If you’re interested in buying local and fresh ingredients you can check out their farm food directory here.
You too can live in beautiful North Oshawa. We have brand new single family homes and townhomes available at our award winning Minto Kingmeadow communtiy! Visit our website or contact us today for more information.