Source: Oshawa Museum, Postcard Collection
By the 1890s the Lakefront was becoming a popular destination for day trippers and local citizens looking to relax. It was serviced by the Oshawa Railway Co.’s streetcars which ran down to the lake eleven times a day. It was known as Oshawa-on-the-Lake.
In this image a crowd of people have gathered at the beach. Henry/Barnhart’s pavilion is the large storage sheds and boathouse.