Our Oshawa

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"Our Oshawa" is an annual publication produced by the City of Oshawa highlighting the past year's community accomplishments.

What makes Oshawa an amazing city? We think it's you! Our partners, organizations, service clubs, local businesses and residents make Oshawa a great city and connected community.

What's your “Our Oshawa” story? Share your milestones, awards, achievements and community partnerships with us here. Remember to register or log-in before sharing your story.


"Our Oshawa" is an annual publication produced by the City of Oshawa highlighting the past year's community accomplishments.

What makes Oshawa an amazing city? We think it's you! Our partners, organizations, service clubs, local businesses and residents make Oshawa a great city and connected community.

What's your “Our Oshawa” story? Share your milestones, awards, achievements and community partnerships with us here. Remember to register or log-in before sharing your story.


What's your Oshawa story? Share your accomplishments, good news, and acts of community spirit and read the stories of others. 

Thank you for submitting your Our Oshawa story. Select stories will be featured on Connect Oshawa - check back soon to read your contribution and the stories of others.


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  • #thereisoperainoshawa

    by Kristine Dandavino, over 1 year ago
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    In April 2013, Oshawa Opera was born. Many asked "Why Opera?" Opera is the ultimate art form that encompasses so many other arts. Opera is the art of story telling. At Oshawa Opera, we sing stories and we believe in community outreach. One of our main mission is to educate the audience members of tomorrow and all children/youth below the age of 18 can attend our concerts for free. I chose this picture because it reflects how I spend most of my time, at the piano, rehearsing, preparing singers, selecting repertoire and also planning. Planing for future seasons. When I... Continue reading

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  • Trent University Durham - Before Renovations Started

    by Amanda Maciocia, over 2 years ago
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    The university on Thornton Road, in Oshawa, is currently known today by many, as Trent University Durham. Although, the building that what is now known as a university to attending students - including ME, has much more meaning to it than just a university for some students. Yes, I was once a student in that same building before it was renovated and once known as my elementary school from grades two to six, called St. Michael Catholic Elementary School. By the end of grade six, St. Michael's was forced to shut down like many other elementary schools in Oshawa did... Continue reading

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  • Hidden Gems Found On Our Side Streets

    by arruda_j, over 2 years ago
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    I pedal my bicycle by this work of art alot when I take the long way home or errands to run, so on my way home tonight I had the nerve to knock on the door. The person who answered had quite a story to tell about the sculpture found on his lawn. The sculpture was made by Father Goose or Bill Lishman a local world famous Canada goose movie maker. It was built for a apparently for an Expo 2008 Vancouver event but now owned by this gentleman.Next time anyone is cycling on Mary St just north of Hillcroft... Continue reading

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  • Our Heritage: Our Oshawa

    by Oshawa Museum, over 2 years ago

    The history of our City is rich and diverse. Stories from our history stretch back to the 1400s, and at the Oshawa Museum, we love sharing these stories with our visitors.

    Through the years, our story telling methods have changed; we continue to host feature exhibitions and tour through our three historic houses, but the digital age has opened up both our audience and possibilities!

    We are proud that in Spring 2016, Oshawa's historic newspapers will be made available for review online at communitydigitalarchives.com, helping to preserve these valuable resources and enable researchers from Oshawa and abroad to gain access... Continue reading

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  • A GREAT Place to Raise A Family

    by S Vanderteems , over 2 years ago

    I have to say our taxes are not cheap. We do however receive excellent services. Oshawa is clean(!!!) and landscaped. There are loads of affordable programs and accessible facilities for all ages. Universities. New schools. 407 access. Good hospital with cancer facilities. Great rural settings and parks. I make use of the lakefront and path almost daily. Darlington park & second marsh. You are five minutes from incredible natural beauty..(I saw three deer and a coyote yesterday aside from all the other wildlife!.) Even camping facilities. and five minutes in the other direction.. a soon to be..a huge shopping centre.... Continue reading

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  • I LOVE my Oshawa!

    by Chris Bellingham , over 2 years ago

    I have lived in Oshawa now 29 years. I have worked here and I have retired here. Yes, the tax rates are high but I love Oshawa. I love that you have the city feel and yet in minutes you can enjoy being in the countryside. I love the fact that there are numerous cultural activities and festivals throughout the year. The concert and sports venue in the General Motors Center has brought many big names events to our city. There are the terrific theatrical performances at the Oshawa Little Theater, that can bring laughter... Continue reading

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  • Oshawa is Culturally Charged

    by The RMG, over 2 years ago
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    It’s an exciting time for arts and culture – it is involving and connecting people in different communities.The RMG is an amazing space right here in our own backyard. We want people to feel that this is their place and to participate and be involved in the gallery.The Oshawa community is passionate about its culture. What’s most exiting is seeing it all come together to contribute to our cultural growth and make Oshawa an incredible place to be.- Donna Raetsen-Kemp, CEO, The RMG

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  • I've grown up with Oshawa

    by Trooper Don White, over 2 years ago
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    Born at Oshawa General the same year Oshawa officially became a City (1924), I think it’s safe to say I’ve grown up with Oshawa. Living right on Simcoe St. since I was young, I am an Oshawa-boy through and through; some of my fondest memories are from my family home (my son owns it now) right on Simcoe Street – how things have changed up there by the university!

    As time went on the war came and I joined the Oshawa Battalion of the Ontario Regiment. I was stationed in Italy initially, but also spent time... Continue reading

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  • A Place to Learn

    by TDSA VPCL, almost 3 years ago

    Hi there! I'm Nick and I'm the VP Campus Life at the Trent Durham Student Association. Trent U Durham is the other university in Oshawa.

    When I was picking a university, I eventually decided that I wanted to stay close to home. Living in Oshawa, I had heard about Trent's Oshawa campus and decided to attend here when I was offered free first year tuition based on my high school grades (a great program—I recommend checking it out if you know someone in high school with a strong average). Trent offers a lot of the Humanities programs that UOIT doesn't... Continue reading

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  • Oshawa has given me the opportunity to build a future.

    by kyla_xo, almost 3 years ago

    Soon to be a Durham College graduate, I am looking forward to putting to use the advice and experience I learned from my teachers and courses during my time at school.

    The last three years of my life have been working towards graduating with a diploma and strong portfolio - being able to stand out in the field of Graphic Design and ultimately obtain a job in my field.

    My favorite high school teacher Mr. Bush once told me, “Take something ordinary
    and make it extraordinary." Durham College has helped me do that, and I look forward to using those... Continue reading

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