Oshawa is a port city located on the north shore of Lake Ontario. For centuries, the waterways of Lake Ontario and Oshawa Creek provided Indigenous peoples and settlers with a natural navigation system that became the backdrop for the commercial, agricultural and residential development that would later become the City of Oshawa.
Oshawa’s waterfront has more than two centuries of stories to tell, from hunting and fishing, ship building, trade, railways, steamboats, pleasure crafts and ocean going vessels. The waterfront specifically the Oshawa Harbour have played an important role in the settling of our area and continues that function as a vital element of the City’s growth and economic development today.
From Ship to Shore: Exploring Oshawa’s Relationship with Lake Ontario celebrates the City’s port history.
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