The City of Oshawa is the largest urban municipality in Durham Region with a population of approximately 146,000 residents. Oshawa also boasts the top economy in Durham Region. Its largest employer is General Motors of Canada, which has its Canadian headquarters in this city.
The City of Oshawa is known for its civic pride which is reflected in a series of downtown wall murals that depict Oshawa’s illustrious history. In 1999, Oshawa was awarded top prize in the national Communities in Bloom Festival, for the beautification of its revitalized downtown core.
Oshawa’s other primary attributes include a premiere hospital in Lakeridge Health Oshawa, excellent schools, convenient transportation corridors, and an abundance of parkland and recreation facilities.