City of Oshawa has a population: 150,200 and lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, about 60 km east of downtown Toronto. Commuting is easy using GO Transit's B Train or via highways 401 and 407.
Oshawa has 31 elementary school, 6 secondary schools, 18 separate schools, 3 Independent schools, 3 libraries, and is home to Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) opened its doors in 2003
Oshawa has both a vibrant downtown and major shopping malls, plus a farmer's market, which runs every Saturday from May to October, selling produce from area farms.
Oshawa has a nine-kilometre portion of the Waterfront Trail with the scenic Lakeview Park and the Second Marsh, which is the largest remaining coastal wetland in the Greater Toronto Area. There are lots of sporting facilities, bicycle & walking trails, and the city is home to the Oshawa Generals Junior A hockey team.
The city also has an art gallery, 3 museums, a symphony orchestra, philharmonic choir and numerous historical sites. Home Single family detached homes averaging $330,000, semi-detached running $230,000 and condos running $190,000.