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Oshawa, a city in the province of Ontario, is located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario. It is a part of the Greater Toronto Area and is the largest city in the Regional Municipality of Durham - located in Canada. The current metro area population of Oshawa in 2021 is 402,000, a 1.01% increase from 2020. The earliest known settlement in Oshawa started in the 1400s when the ancestral Wendat settled near Harmony Creek. Initially, in the 1700s, the settlement took place mainly along the shoreline because Lake Ontario was the only source of transportation. In 1973, Kingston Road (Highway 2) was planned, and settlement started moving further inland. In the early-mid -1800s, the population increased slowly along with infrastructure. In 1849 Oshawa was incorporated as a village. The name "Oshawa" was chosen to represent the original settlement. By 1840 Oshawa's harbor was known as Port Sydenham, which was located only five kilometers from the center of town and provided a means of importing and exporting goods to and from Oshawa. The railway's arrival in 1856 adversely affected the business at Port Sydenham. In the mid to late 1800s, Oshawa's industry continued to grow significantly. With the development of the Grand Trunk Railway from Toronto to Montreal. In 1876, Robert McLaughlin moved to Oshawa, and his company, the McLaughlin Carriage Company, quickly developed into the largest carriage works in the British Empire.

With the automobile gaining popularity in the early 1900s, the McLaughlin family decided to enter the business by contracting with the Buick Motor Car Company of Michigan to use the Buick engine in the McLaughlin car. Automobile production began in Oshawa in 1907 when 198 McLaughlin automobiles were built. In 1915, the McLaughlin's acquired the rights to build Chevrolets, creating Canada's Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Three years later, the McLaughlin Motor Car Company and Chevrolet Motor Car Company of Canada were merged to create General Motors of Canada Limited, a unit of the General Motors Corporation. At the same time, Pedlar People Limited, a metal roofing company, grew to be the largest in the British Empire, and by 1920, the number of people employed with industrial jobs in Oshawa grew to over 3,000. Oshawa continued to grow in size and people accompanied by public amenities. On March 8, 1924, with a population of 15,545, Oshawa received "City" status, and throughout the late 1900s, population and employment. It was continued to grow. Today, with a population of over 172,000, Oshawa is the largest municipality in Durham Region.

Population
398000

Area
145.68 km2

QOL Rank

New construction
0

Active listings
125

Rental listings
123

Oshawa Real Estate Trends and Information

  • Total Dwellings: 138,960
  • Single-Detached House: 91,135
  • Apartments | Condos: 10,605
  • Other Attached Dwelling: 37,135
  • Semi-Detached House: 7,585
  • Townhouse: 13,925
  • Apartments Duplex: 5,170
  • Other Apartments: 10,255
  • Other Single-Attached House: 205
  • Movable Dwelling: 85

Oshawa Housing Market

  • Average Price: $773k
  • Sale Volume: 315
  • Active Listings: 141
  • Average Price of Detached House: $862,357
  • Average Price of Townhouse: $747,465
  • Average Price of Condo: $346,527

Rentals

  • The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Oshawa, ON, is currently $1,585. This is a 6% increase compared to the previous year.
  • The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Oshawa, ON, is currently $1,748. This is a 9% increase compared to the previous year.

Demographics:

The total area of the city is over 903.69 square kilometers (348.91 square miles). The population density comes to about 420.6 residents per square kilometer (1,091 people living per square mile).

  • Age: The average age of the population is 40.6 years, whereas the median age for the Oshawa population is 41.2 years.

Distribution

  • 0 to 14 years: - 16.7%
  • 15 to 64 years: 66.8%
  • 65 years and over: 16.5%
  • 85 years and over: 2.3%

A substantial population of Oshawa falls in the working-age group. This means a potential for economic growth.

  • Ethnicity: The largest visible minority population is the Black, making up 38.26 percent of the total visible minority population. The second-largest group in South Asia, making up 6,035 people. Following South Asia is Chinese that is 9.59 percent of the visible minority population.
  • Religion: Oshawa has a diverse population that follows different religions. The religious profile of Oshawa is as follows.
  • Protestant: 44.7%
  • Roman Catholic: 30.8%
  • Other Christian: 3.3%
  • Muslim: 0.9%
  • Hindu: 0.4%
  • Sikh: 0.4%
  • Education: From pre-school to university, Oshawa has excellent options for education at all levels. Oshawa's secondary schools provide specialty options for students interested in skilled trades, environmental studies, and the performing arts. As the education hub east of Toronto, the city is also home to more than 20,000 full-time post-secondary students.

Elementary & Secondary

  • Durham Catholic District School Board
  • Durham District School Board
  • French-First Language School Board (CSDCCS)
  • Immanuel Christian School
  • Conseil scolaire Viamonde

Career Colleges

  • Art & Technique Academy
  • Trillium College
  • TriOS College

Post-Secondary

  • Durham College
  • Queen's University
  • Trent University Durham
  • Ontario Tech University

Once recognized as the sole "Automotive Capital of Canada," Oshawa today is an education and health sciences hub.

Education Figures

  • Total Population Aged 25-64: 349,954
  • College or equivalent: 95,549
  • University: 79,925
  • Bachelors Degree: 44,415
  • Above Bachelors Degree: 20,833

Employment

The significant sectors which produce the largest number of jobs are as follows:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy Generation
  • Health and Biosciences
  • Multimodal Transportation and Logistics
  • Information Technologies

The following companies have their head offices in Oshawa:

  • BRIC Engineering
  • Cimetrix Solutions
  • Cleeve Technology
  • EHC Global
  • Fresh Del Monte Produce
  • General Motors of Canada
  • Kerr Industries
  • NuFlow Technologies
  • PR Engineering Siemens
  • RR Donnelley

Recreational Activities

The top attractions to visit in Oshawa are:

  • Canadian Automotive Museum: The 2,300 square meter museum is housed in what used to be a local car dealership. Today, it is filled with cars that date back to 1902.
  • Robert McLaughlin: The gallery was opened by and featured works by the Painters Eleven, a group of abstract artists.
  • The Ontario Regiment RCAC Museum: The museum collects and preserves history and artifacts of the Canadian Forces, especially the Oshawa-based Ontario Regiment. It also features the most extensive collection of armored vehicles in the country!
  • Oshawa Museum: The museum displays items that date back to the 15th century, all of which celebrate the city's history. The permanent collections are within two buildings, both of which date back to the 19th century.
  • Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm: The nine-hectare zoo is home to over 45 animal species. Sheep, pigs, mini donkeys, belted Galloway, and goats are some of the domestic animals you will see at the Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm.
  • Downtown Oshawa: Downtown Oshawa sits on the west side of the Oshawa River. There are numerous cafés, restaurants, and local shops in the area that are fun to relax or browse in.
  • The Civic Recreation Complex Pool: The Civic Recreation Complex Pool is the largest, having six lanes for doing laps. There is also a diving board and a sauna.

Transportation

Oshawa is the largest municipality within the Region of Durham and the eastern gateway to the Greater Toronto Area. Oshawa businesses enjoy direct access to Canada’s largest market through a connected and integrated transportation system, offering all modes of transportation. Oshawa’s roads, rail, seaway, air, and commuter services ensure passengers and freight have convenient access to North American and global markets.

  • Deep Water Port
  • Freight Rail Lines
  • Major Highways
  • Executive Airport
  • Commuter Rail and Transit systems
  • International Airports

FAQs (Oshawa Real Estate)

  • What is the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Oshawa ?

The average rent for a 1bedroom apartment in Oshawa, ON, is currently $1,585.

  • What is the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Oshawa ?

The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Oshawa, ON, is currently $1,748.

  • What is the total population of Oshawa city ?

The current metro area population of Oshawa in 2021 is 402,000.

  • What is the average price of a house in Oshawa ?

The average price of a house in Oshawa (August 2021) is $773k.

  • What are some of the best post-secondary education institutes in Oshawa ?

The following list represents the list of post-secondary educational institutes in Oshawa:

  • Durham College
  • Queen's University
  • Trent University Durham
  • Ontario Tech University

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Below you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about Oshawa


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