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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.

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Designated Historical Sites
Doors Open Oshawa Heritage Walk

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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Heritage Conservation Districts

A Heritage Conservation District Plan helps a community manage change in their neighbourhood.

Heritage Conservation Districts »
Southfield Airport Report »

Heritage Plaque Program

Learn about Oshawa’s heritage plaque program and find out how your heritage home can be eligible.

What is a Heritage Plaque Program? »
Plaque Recipient Photos »

Lost Forever Photo Gallery

A gallery of vintage architectural photographs of Oshawa buildings and landmarks that are no more.

Visit the Lost Forever Gallery »

Share Your Memories

Do you have a fond memory of Oshawa past that you would like to share? Post it on our guestbook.

Share Your Memory »

Discover Oshawa's Architecture

John Siddall

The Architects of Oshawa

Profiles of prominent architects who have enhanced Oshawa’s rich architectural history.

The Architects of our City »
New Architect Profile: John Siddall »

Art Moderne

Architectural Styles

Discover the classical architectural styles found in and around Oshawa - slideshow.

Architectural Styles of Oshawa »

Heritage Preservation is Environmentally Friendly

Demolition of heritage buildings makes no sense …

Saving one downtown building is equivalent to recycling 1,344,000 aluminum pop cans recycle

Learn more about the environmental case
for heritage preservation …

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