Oshawa serves as the cultural, economic and transportation hub for Durham Region.
Downtown Oshawa continues to be a commercial and retail hub, and is the location of a large number of locally-owned shops and restaurants. Flanking the banks of nearby Oshawa Creek, a network of parks and walking trails provide a tranquil recreational space. Several large shopping centres are situated throughout the city, while North Oshawa is home to Durham College and Ontario Tech University. Along Lake Ontario, Darlington Provincial Park and Lakefront Park West both offer scenic waterfront views. The city is also home to numerous golf clubs.
Transportation in Oshawa
Durham Region Transit provides local bus service throughout the city. The agency also operates the Pulse, a bus rapid transit route connecting Downtown Oshawa to the University of Toronto’s Scarborough campus. From Oshawa GO station, trains to Downtown Toronto run every 15 minutes seven days a week-with express service being available during rush hour. The station is also served by VIA Rail trains to Ottawa and Montreal. Rail service is supplemented by frequent bus service to a variety of other popular GTA destinations. Additionally, drivers can take advantage of the four 400-series highways located in close proximity. Highways 401 and 407 provide east-west connections, while Highway 412 and 418 run north-south between them.