10 Reasons to call Oshawa Your Home
1. You will be welcomed with open arms.
Oshawa welcomes people of all races, creeds, religions, and nationalities. In the city's long history, people of all backgrounds have contributed to making Oshawa the great community it is today, which is why cultural diversity is celebrated.
2. You'll be a part of a distinct community.
Popular perception holds that all cities and towns in Southern Ontario are mere bedroom communities for Toronto commuters, but Oshawa was founded as a separate community and its residents intend to make sure it stays a separate community.
3. You'll be within easy traveling distance to Toronto.
If you're looking for an escape from the city but not an escape from your city job, Oshawa may be the place for you. Located only 60km from Toronto, your commute should only take you 40-60 minutes depending on traffic. For your convenience, the GO Train also provides commuter service to downtown Toronto.
4. You'll find new opportunities.
Don't be scared away by reports of job cuts in the automotive sector and government service. The employment paradigm is shifting away from small numbers of large companies with large payrolls to large numbers of small companies with only a few employees. Oshawa is a great place to join the small business family.
5. You'll be able to settle down and raise your family.
With a population of about 150,000, Oshawa is no mega metropolis. Its quiet residential streets offer a nice place for you and your family to carve out a niche of your own
6. You'll get more home for your money.
For the same $200,000 that you would pay to own a small, one bedroom condo in downtown Toronto, you can buy a two-storey house in Oshawa with a yard and room to spread out.
7. You and your children will have education options.
There are several public school boards serving Oshawa that provide you with the choice of having your children educated in English or French in either a secular or Catholic environment. There are also several private schools to choose from. Post secondary education options include trade school, university, and a career college.
8. You'll get a breath of fresh air.
Much of Oshawa's natural geographical features, such as the Oak Ridges Moraine, are protected from development, giving residents of the city over 2,100 acres of green space to explore.
9. You'll never be bored.
Between the parks, trails, museums, historic sites, and attractions, you'll have trouble deciding what to do on your days off. There are numerous annual festivals celebrating everything from food to flowers, and leagues in hockey, baseball, lacrosse, rugby and soccer at all skill levels.
10. You'll be able to get everything you need.
With the largest mall in the region at your doorstep, you need never travel all the way into Toronto to shop. Oshawa has all of the national and international franchises you love along with an eclectic assortment of independently owned boutiques.