Once a town governed by the auto industry. General Motors factories all over and thousands of people employed directly by them. Over the years, the industry changed and the jobs changed with it. It’s taken a while, but Oshawa is proud of the fact that they have been able to thrive in this changing market. Oshawa is now more than just cars and trucks. The health and education industries now employ more people than the auto sector. No longer a blue collar town, the powers that be are now taking a resident focused approach. In fact, in 2014 Oshawa had the highest residential and commercial development in the Durham Region!
Buttonville Airport is closing and Oshawa Airport is ready and open for business. Commercial flights are welcome here, and with the great commute to Toronto, it’s easy to see why companies are choosing to fly into Oshawa.
For education we have so many campuses it’s hard to keep track! 5 downtown campuses. We’re expecting 19,000 students. Durham College and UOIT are doing a joint expansion to build a new, student housing building.
Downtown Oshawa is a mecca for world cuisine. Check it out! Your taste buds will thank you.
Did you know that the GM Centre is number ONE in Canada for a venue of that size! And our Costco, though they resisted coming here, is one of the top three producing stores in Canada! Yep, Oshawa is great!
Soon, you’ll have to check out the new Jubilee at Oshawa’s lakefront. They are renovating and adding a restaurant! The waterfront is improving and they’ll be great things to come in the future.
Have you noticed the construction for Highway 407? What a great boost this will be to Oshawa. Travel times, though already much better than travelling west of Yonge Street, will improve, offering you even more options to get to your Toronto locations quickly. New manufacturing and other businesses are already on their way. Delmonte and a structural steel company. Aviation Unlimited has a new hanger at the Oshawa Airport. Things are moving and people are realising that Oshawa is a great place to live and do business.
And there’s more. Check out Oshawa.ca/business. Call the Mayor. Call me. We’re all happy to talk to you about the great things going on in Oshawa!