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The Oshawa Advantage

The City of Oshawa is one of the fastest growing communities in Canada, welcoming thousands of new residents, employment opportunities and dynamic companies. As a key market within the Greater Toronto Area (G.T.A.), the City of Oshawa is a critical gateway to one of the largest concentrations of economic activity in North America. With proximity to major markets, world-class research facilities, 1.2 million workers within a 45 minute commute and a pipeline of talent spanning. View our Development Insider

#1Development approval timelines in the G.T.A. – Altus Group

Oshawa is experiencing record breaking construction activity with zero development charges on industrial development 

Top 3Mid-sized advanced manufacturing clusters in North America

Defined as high location quotient communities with total cluster employment under 50,000. 

1.2 million Labour force within a 45 minute commute

Local Pipeline of talent spanning 25,000 post-secondary students across Durham College, Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham GTA.

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Oshawa Loves Local

Downtown Oshawa at dusk.

Oshawa Loves Patios

Downtown Oshawa has a variety of dining options. Experience summer time dining in the downtown.

Oshawa Loves Local: Sabrina’s Catering Hot Table & Deli

In this episode of #OshawaLovesLocal, Sabrina Ziccarelli, from Sabrina’s Catering Hot Table & Deli expresses her thoughts on having the most amazing customers and clientele over the last 10 years who literally are like a part of their family. Thank you Oshawa!

Oshawa Loves Local: NEB's Fun World

Oshawa Loves Local: NEB's Fun World

NEB’s Fun World is a family business that has been around for the last 60+ years here in Oshawa. Offering entertainment for ages 2 to 90+, guests can bowl a game, have a beer, go into the arcade, play redemption games, ride the go karts, get on the Himalaya bumper cars or go into the play centre. There is something for everyone.

Oshawa Loves Local: Eat My Shortbread

Oshawa Loves Local: Eat My Shortbread

In this episode of #OshawaLovesLocal, Trisha Bower, Chief Baking Officer at Eat My Shortbread describes her story. From a background in social work to the cultivation of a generations old recipe to create delicious, handmade, nut-free short bread and short bread treats that are now being sought across Ontario.