Celebrating Oshawa’s Heritage, History & Architecture
Welcome … to Oshawa as we remember it. This is Heritage Oshawa, dedicated to “Keeping Oshawa's Heritage Alive”.
Although we strive to protect the symbols of our past, what we do (Heritage Conservation) is ultimately a contemporary activity. It builds our community today by helping to revitalize downtown areas, promoting pride in our community, and bringing the generations together in a common purpose.learn more about what we do »
Discover Oshawa's Past
Interested in Oshawa’s heritage and history? We invite you learn more about Oshawa’s Designated Historical Sites, take a Heritage Walking Tour downtown, or visit Doors Open Oshawa, held in September of every year. Oshawa has a long history; from a French trading post on a bluff overlooking Lake Ontario to a mega automotive powerhouse. But there’s much more to explore ...
Spotlight on 61 Charles
61 Charles (previously known as the Alger Press Building) was built in 1903 by the Timothy Eaton Co. as a white goods factory. After restoration, 61 Charles now provides two floors of classrooms, student services, a library and much more at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
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Lost Forever Photo Gallery
A gallery of vintage architectural photographs of Oshawa buildings and landmarks that are no more.
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Share Your Memories
Do you have a fond memory of Oshawa past that you would like to share? Post it on our guestbook.
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Discover Oshawa's Architecture
Discover the classical architectural styles found in and around Oshawa - slideshow.
Architectural Styles of Oshawa »