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Oshawa (2004 population 150,000, metropolitan population
296,298) is a city on Lake Ontario located 56 kilometres east of downtown
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is commonly viewed as the eastern anchor
of both the Greater Toronto Area and the Golden Horseshoe. It has been
the largest community in the Durham Regional Municipality since well before
that jurisdiction's inception in 1974, although explosive growth to the
west - closer to Toronto - means that Oshawa may soon be eclipsed in size
by Pickering or Whitby. The name Oshawa originates from the Seneca native
term for "crossing of a stream".
The automobile industry, specifically the Canadian division
of General Motors, has always been Oshawa's lifeblood. Founded in 1876
as the McLaughlin Carriage Company, General Motors of Canada's headquarters
and major assembly plants are located in the city. The lavish home of
the carriage company's founder, Parkwood Estate, has become a backdrop
favoured by Toronto film crews.
The city is also home to Windfields Farm, a thoroughbred
horse breeding operation and birthplace of Canada's most famous racehorse,
Once very much a distinct community - physically, economically, and culturally
- Oshawa has been increasingly subsumed into the Greater Toronto Area
by urban sprawl.
The city of Oshawa started out as a transfer point for
the fur trade. Furs were loaded onto canoes by the Mississauga Indians
at the Oshawa harbour and transported to the trading posts located to
the west at the mouth of the Credit River.
In the late 1700s an Oshawa resident, Roger Conant, started an export
business shipping salmon to the United States. His success attracted further
migration into the region. A large number of the founding immigrants were
United Empire Loyalists, who left the United States to live under British
rule. Later Irish and then French Canadian immigration increased as did
In 1876, Colonel Robert Samuel McLaughlin moved his carriage
works to Oshawa from Enniskillen to take advantage of a thriving harbour
and rail links. In 1907 the McLaughlin Carriage Company began to manufacture
automobiles, and in 1915 the firm acquired the manufacturing rights to
the Chevrolet brand. Within 3 years his firm and the Chevrolet Motor Car
Company of Canada merged, creating General Motors of Canada.
With the weath gained in this business venture, Robert
McLaughlin built one of the most stately homes in Canada, "Parkwood".
The 55-room residence was built largely with depression-era labour, and
designed by Toronto architect John M. Lyle. McLaughlin lived in the house
for 55 years with his wife and 5 children.
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