Oshawa

What is Oshawa known for?


main manufacturing

''' ('''GM Canada''') (French (Canadian French): ''General Motors du Canada Limitée'') is General Motors' Canadian division. Its national headquarters office, Canadian Regional Engineering Centre, and main manufacturing plants are located in Oshawa, Ontario. GM Canada is 100% owned by GM.


major social

housing prices and the regular rail service into downtown Toronto provided by GO Transit and Via Rail. The growth of subdivisions to house Toronto commuters will likely accelerate when the long-planned Highway 407 (Ontario Highway 407) extension is built across the city's northern tier by late 2015. The trend suggests major social changes for Oshawa, which has long had a vigorous labour union presence and largely blue collar identity. Rising property values and the emergence of land speculation associated with suburban growth have created new dynamics for the local economy. While unchecked growth was largely accepted (even embraced) in the 1980s and 1990s, concern over urban sprawl has emerged. In late 2004, the Greater Toronto Airports Authority announced a plan under which the Oshawa Airport would be closed and its traffic diverted to a major new Toronto reliever airport to be constructed in Pickering (Pickering, Ontario). The Oshawa airport handles occasional traffic related to General Motors (emergency spare parts and executives); GM has indicated that a move of its air traffic to Pickering would not affect its operations. The airport also handles significant general aviation, two flight training facilities, and numerous other aviation and non-aviation related companies, all of which would need to be diverted or relocated. Significant helicopter support services are also provided for police, military, and HydroOne aircraft. The city has considered ambitious proposals to repurpose the airport lands, and in January 2006, significant upgrade work was being performed on the main terminal building by the city, signalling that the city had no immediate plans to close the busy facility, understanding its importance to the community and local economy (injecting $52 million yearly). Additional aviation related construction was also taking place on the airport lands. Climate


conservative leadership

of Ontario at the 1936 Conservative leadership convention (Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario leadership conventions) losing to Earl Rowe who subsequently appointed Drew to the position of provincial organizer for the party. Drew broke with the Tories, however, when they opposed Hepburn's attempt to crush the Congress of Industrial Organizations attempt to unionize General Motors in Oshawa. He ran as an Independent Conservative in Wellington South during the Ontario

general election, 1937 1937 provincial election but was defeated along with the Tories with Rowe failing to win a seat in the legislature and consequently resiging as party leader. Drew ran again for the Conservative leadership in 1938, this time successfully and entered the Legislative Assembly of Ontario through a 1939 by-election as the Member of Provincial Parliament (Member of Provincial Parliament (Ontario)) for Simcoe East. In the Ontario general election, 1943 1943


game development

-secondary institutions, the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and Durham College. Together they share the north campus on the northern side of Oshawa. * '''University of Ontario Institute of Technology''', (UOIT) is a relatively new university and is one of the newest universities in Ontario. It offers unique programs that are not commonly found in other schools, such as their "Game Development and Entrepreneurship", "Networking and IT Security"


music television

publisher ''Toronto Life'' date June 2006 accessdate 2009-08-11 is a former VJ (VJ (media personality)) on MuchMusic, a music television station in Canada. Early life Tim grew up in Oshawa east of Toronto and he attended O'Neill Collegiate and Vocational Institute, and had a part time job at a grocery store. Tim joined a band during high school, which played handfuls of shows over southern Ontario during their high school years. After high school Tim went to Durham College to study fire fighting. After Graduating from the fire fighting program Tim worked as a Fire Protection Officer at an automotive factory before deciding to go back to school for Wood Working. He moved to Kitchener and attended Conestoga College. '''James Kenneth Jackson''' (born February 1, 1960 in Oshawa, Ontario) is a former professional ice hockey right winger (Winger (ice hockey)). He played for the Calgary Flames and the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League. He was a fan favorite as with the Rochester Americans and made a name for himself blocking shots on the penalty kill. city Ajax (Ajax, Ontario), Ontario area Oshawa, Durham Region (Durham Region, Ontario), Toronto (Greater Toronto Area) format New Country '''CJKX-FM''' is a Canadian (Canada) radio station. Although its official city of licence is Ajax, Ontario, the station operates from studios in Oshawa, Ontario with co-owned stations CKDO (CKDO (AM)) and CKGE (CKGE-FM). Airing at 95.9 FM (FM radio), the station broadcasts a country music format branded as '''KX96'''. frequency 1580 kHz (AM (AM radio)), 107.7 MHz (FM (FM radio)) city Oshawa, Ontario format Oldies '''CKDO''' is a Canadian (Canada) clear-channel (Clear-channel station) radio station, broadcasting at 1580 AM (AM radio) in Oshawa, Ontario. The station airs an oldies format. CKDO also has an FM (FM radio) rebroadcaster (CKDO-FM-1) at 107.7 FM. '''Headquarters''' Oshawa, Ontario, Canada -


artistic cultural

of Technology (UOIT), and Durham College, which brings the finest films in the world—including several North American premieres—to audiences in the Eastern Greater Toronto Area) *Durham Council for the Arts (the region's oldest arts council, established in 1963, a charitable organization devoted to supporting and promoting artistic, cultural, and intellectual excellence throughout Durham Region) *Canadian Automotive Museum *Durham Philharmonic Choir *Oshawa Horseless Carriagemen *County Town Singers


single+service

Services - operated by the city - operates from five fire stations located throughout the city. Oshawa was the first city in Ontario to provide paramedic services. In 1979 a group of 16 ambulance attendants were given specialized training to treat cardiac related problems in the pre-hospital setting. The program was called the "Pre-hospital Cardiac Care" program or PHCC program. From this single service, paramedic training was expanded to Toronto, Hamilton and the Provincial air ambulance


advocacy role

been partly restructured since 2002, when Oshawa lawyer Paul McKeever replaced Walker as party leader. McKeever argues that the FpO is now targeted toward building an electoral base and that a new organization, Freedom Party International, has taken on its prior advocacy role. FPI now publishes the former FpO journal, ''Consent''. Entering politics He was elected mayor of the City of Guelph in 1925 after serving as an alderman. In 1929 he left to become assistant master


power played

a move to Mississauga, a western suburb of Toronto from Oshawa. The Power played home games at the General Motors Centre. Lacrosse Oshawa was for many years one of the main centres for the sport of lacrosse and home of the Oshawa Green Gaels (Clarington Green Gaels), one of the most storied teams in the sport. A player of note in the 1920s was Nels Stewart, who became a Hall of Famer in the National Hockey League. During the 1980s, when lacrosse seemed on the edge of oblivion


series called

, she contracted rheumatic fever; she and her mother went to live in Birmingham. In 1969, she and her family settled in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. As a teenager, she modeled in Eaton's catalogues and danced on a television series called ''Boogie!'' which ran on Citytv. In 1977, Williams was crowned Miss Black Ontario. align left align left Oshawa, Ontario, Canada 2011 birth_date

Oshawa

'''Oshawa''' (2011 population 149,607; CMA (Census Metropolitan Area) 356,177) Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2006 and 2001 censuses - 100% data 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 (Anishinaabe language) term ''aazhaway'', meaning "the crossing place" or just "(a)cross". Rayburn, Alan, ''Place Names of Ontario'', Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997, p. 258. Freelang Ojibwe Dictionary

Oshawa is, as of 2011, the sole "Automotive Capital of Canada" (Self proclaimed), last Macaluso first Grace title Oshawa automotive capital of Canada work Windsor Star online date February 7, 2012 url http: blogs.windsorstar.com 2012 02 07 oshawa-automotive-capital-of-canada accessdate 2012-03-22 having shared the title with Windsor, Ontario in the past (Who holds the title as the first city in Canada to have and produce automobiles). The automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division of General Motors Company (General Motors), known as General Motors Canada, has always been at the forefront of Oshawa's economy. Founded in 1876 as the McLaughlin Carriage Company (McLaughlin automobile), General Motors of Canada's headquarters and major assembly plants 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 ''Studio 54 (54 (film))'', ''Billy Madison'', ''Chicago (Chicago (2002 film))'', and ''X-Men (X-Men (film))''. last Orr first Barbara Ramsay title Day trips from Toronto: Getaway ideas for the local traveler publisher Morris Book Publishing LLC year 2011 location Kearney, NE pages 82, 83 url http: books.google.ca books?id dZBMK_4EW5IC&pg PA82&dq %22Parkwood+National+Historic+Site%22&hl en&sa X&ei fKRrT8XJDqPx0gGTirXRBg&ved 0CDsQ6AEwAQ#v onepage&q %22Parkwood%20National%20Historic%20Site%22&f false isbn 978-0-7627-6462-4

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