Oshawa 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 term aaz haway, meaning “the crossing place” or just cross”.
Some Interesting Facts about OSHAWA:
Most of the cities and towns that make up Durham Region have European-inspired names, like Pickering or Whitby. But Oshawa comes from the Ojibwe term aazhaway, meaning “crossing to the other side of a river or lake” or just “cross, or, “that point at the crossing of the stream where the canoe was exchanged for the trail.”
The Oshawa Municipal Airport won the title of the Most Female-Pilot-Friendly Airport in the world in 2010.
Oshawa is the headquarters for General Motors Canada. The Oshawa Generals are their Ontario Hockey League team.
Arguably the greatest Hockey player of all time name is Bobby Orr and he played for the Oshawa Generals before being drafted by the Boston Bruins.