Oshawa (/ˈɒʃəwə/ OSH-ə-wə, also US: /-wɑː, -wɔː/ -wah, -waw; 2016 population 159,458; CMA 379,848) is a city in Ontario, Canada, on the Lake Ontario north shoreline. It’s located in Southern Ontario, roughly 60 km (37 mi) North-East of Downtown Toronto. It’s the biggest municipality in the Regional Municipality of Durham. The name Oshawa originates from the Ojibwa term aaz haway, meaning “the crossing place” or just “a cross”. This name was given to the city in 1842 when the first post office was established. The original name was Skea’s Corners in 1795 on the military Kingston Road. Based on population Oshawa was a village until 1850, became a town in 1879 and a city in 1924. The population as of 2016 is 159,458.
At the Oshawa GO Station, riders may access commuter rail services, rail passenger services and regional bus services. Located at 915 Bloor Street West, Oshawa, L1J 7E2 (43°52′14″N 78°53′08″W). Buses use Highway 401 and the Highway 2 corridors in the Durham Region. Highway 407 is a tolled highway running past Rural Oshawa that is accessed via Harmony Road that allows access in and out of Oshawa. Highway 401, also known as Highway 412, runs close to Central Oshawa. The city of Oshawa owns and operates Oshawa Executive Airport, a private general aviation and charter facility located at 1200 Airport Blvd, Oshawa, ON L1J 8P5.
Oshawa is made up of several smaller communities such as Stevenson, Lakeview, Farewell, Beaton, Donevan, Central Oshawa, Vanier, Eastdale, O’Neill, McLaughlin, Northglen, Centennial, Taunton, Samac, Northwood, Windfields, Kedron, Columbus, Raglan and Rural Oshawa. The most southern point of Oshawa is the Lakewoods Park Lookout. In the North by Townline Rd that merges into Coates Rd W. On East, by Townline Rd N. The West border of Oshawa is not boarded by any roads but rather by the boundaries of Stevenson, Vanier, McLaughlin, Northglen, Northwood, Windfields, Columbus and the West border of Rural Oshawa.
Oshawa Coordinates: 43°54′N 78°51′W