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Oshawa (2011 population 149,607; CMA 356,177) is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario shoreline. It lies in Southern Ontario, approximately 60 kilometres east of Downtown Toronto. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor of the Greater Toronto Area and of the Golden Horseshoe. It is the largest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aazhaway, meaning "the crossing place" or just "(a)cross". Oshawa’s roots are tied to the automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of General Motors Company, known as General Motors Canada. Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada's headquarters are located in the city. The automotive industry was the inspiration for Oshawa's previous mottos: "The City that Motovates Canada", and "The City in Motion". The lavish home of the carriage company's founder, Parkwood Estate, is a National Historic Site of Canada, and a backdrop favoured by numerous film crews, featured in many movies including 54, Billy Madison, Chicago, and X-Men. Once recognized as the sole "Automotive Capital of Canada", Oshawa today is an education and health sciences hub. The city is home to three post-secondary institutions (Durham College, Trent University Durham and University of Ontario Institute of Technology) and to Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Lakeridge Health and Education Research Network (LHEARN Centre) and the Oshawa Clinic, the largest, multi-specialty medical group practice in Canada. Key labour force sectors include advanced manufacturing, health technology, logistics, energy and IT. Downtown Oshawa is identified as an Urban Growth Centre in the Government of Ontario's Places to Grow initiative. More than 5,000 people work and more than 2,400 university students study in the downtown core. The downtown is a prominent centre for entertainment and sporting events (Regent Theatre and General Motors Centre), food (50+ restaurants and cafes ) and culture (The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Canadian Automotive Museum). Oshawa is home to a Regional Innovation Centre and offers start-up facilities for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Co-working offices are also located in the downtown.

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Find crucial information and trip planning details about Oshawa, which is a city in Canada. The nearest major city to Oshawa is Toronto. Add Toronto to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Toronto Eaton Centre, Cn Tower, Casa Loma. Also, to reach Oshawa, you'll have to take a flight to Toronto; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Oshawa are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Oshawa*

  • Pollution Statistics in Oshawa

    Know the pollution level of Oshawa before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 58.33 (Moderate)
  • Oshawa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Oshawa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Oshawa.

    • Burglary and Theft 35 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 36.84 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 33.75 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 31.58 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 48.68 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 38.75 (Low)
    • Drug offense 62.5 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 38.75 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 38.75 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.5 (Moderate)
  • Living in Oshawa - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 58.93 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 54.14 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 37.36 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 27.5 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 87.78 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.67 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Oshawa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Oshawa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.3 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.29 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 79.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.95 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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