OSHAWA - Durham Region

Oshawa Golf and Curling Club

The City of Oshawa is a growing community of over 160,000 and is the largest municipality in Durham Region and part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Located 60 km from Toronto's Downtown core, companies in Oshawa have quick and convenient access to the largest consumer market in Canada and fourth largest region in North America.

Downtown Oshawa is a vibrant mix of business, culture, entertainment and academics; a place where people come to work, learn, live, enjoy art and music, meet for drinks, enjoy great food, and watch live sporting events, such as the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) at the General Motors Centre.

The City of Oshawa has developed into a fast-growing city with more to offer than ever before.  Oshawa holds many recreational facilities, nealy 27 km of trails, a growing an active downtown core and a progressive arts and culture community.

Located conveniently at Simcoe Street South and Highway 401, at 2 Bloor Street East, the Oshawa Visitor Information Centre is open Victoria Day to Labour Day, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7 days a week.   

Oshawa Real Estate Market Trends

Oshawa, along with much of Durham Region has enjoyed steady, aggressive growth in 2016 with prices in Oshawa averaging 20.1% more since the end of 2015. (includes statistical data through 5/31/2016)

  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2015:  $349,812
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2014:  $310,513
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2013:  $283,555
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2012:  $258,858
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2011:  $243,925
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2010:  $232,156
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2009:  $219,291
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2008:  $217,476
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2007:  $217,466
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2006:  $206,611
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2005:  $199,688
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2004:  $187,764
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2003:  $170,350
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2002:  $158,456
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2001:  $147,160
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 2000:  $141,308
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 1999:  $132,997
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 1998:  $131,188
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 1997:  $128,399
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 1996:  $124,657
  • Oshawa Home Price Average 1995:  $121,997

Durham Region MLS® Communities

Oshawa:  Beaton, Centennial, Central, Columbus, Donevan, Eastdale, Farewell, Kedron, Lakeview, McLaughlin, Northglen, Northwood, O'Neill, Pinecrest, Raglan, Rural Oshawa, Samac, Stevenson, Taunton, VanierWindfields

Oshawa Demographics

Oshawa Population:

  • Census population 1901 -   4,394
  • Census population 1911 -   7,436
  • Census population 1921 -  11,940
  • Census population 1931 -  23,439
  • Census population 1941 -  26,610
  • Census population 1951 -  41,545
  • Census population 1961 -  62,415
  • Census population 1971 -  91,587
  • Census population 1981 - 117,519 
  • Census population 1991 - 129,344
  • Census population 1996 - 134,364
  • Census population 2001 - 139,051
  • Census population 2006 - 141,590
  • Census population 2011 - 149,607

Total estimated population 2016 - 161,487

  • Total male population - 78,600
  • Total female population - 82,887

Oshawa Households (2015):

  • Total number of households - 63,982
  • Average number of persons in household - 2.48
  • Average household income - $ 85,762

Oshawa Dwelling Information:

  • Total number of occupied dwellings - 63,982
  • Number of dwellings owned - 45,045
  • Number of dwellings rented - 18,937

Oshawa Citizenship & Residency:

  • With Canadian citizenship 157,538
  • With citizenship other than Canadian 3,949

Oshawa Knowledge of Official Languages:

Total estimated population 2016 - 161,487

  • English only - 150,281
  • French only - 173
  • English and French - 10,276
  • Neither English nor French - 758

Oshawa Knowledge of Languages other than English or French; Top 5:

  1. Polish - 2,580
  2. Italian - 2,142
  3. Spanish - 2,107
  4. German - 1,236
  5. Ukrainian - 1,079

Important Oshawa Links:

Important Durham Region Links:

Region of Durham:  Regional Council 2014-2018

Regional Chairperson and CEO:  

City of Oshawa:

  • Mayor John Henry
  • Councillor John Aker
  • Councillor Dan Carter
  • Councillor Bob Chapman
  • Councillor Nancy Diamond
  • Councillor Amy McQuaid-England
  • Councillor John Neal
  • Councillor Nester Pidwerbecki
  • 905-436-3311
  • service@oshawa.ca
  • www.oshawa.ca

Oshawa's 10 Newest Property Listings

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