Downtown Oshawa is Changing for the Better
The Downtown Oshawa Business Improvement Area is steadily renewing and diversifying. More businesses are moving into the area, new restaurants are opening up and we’re seeing a wider variety of events that Oshawa families can participate in. The downtown is once again becoming the destination of choice for people to shop, dine and see a hockey game, show or concert.
To build upon this positive momentum, the Downtown BIA has been focusing considerable energy on rebranding and beautification. When you walk through the downtown you will see colourful new banners that proudly state, “This is My Downtown”. These are part of a larger campaign that includes bus advertisements, SNAP Oshawa ads, our new website and a greater presence in the social media space. We are proud of our downtown and hopefully you will be as well.
The Downtown BIA has also been taking steps to improve the look of our streets. We have increased the number of planters…. (beautification facts)
There is plenty to see in the downtown, but there is also plenty to do. We have a Show and Shine for our local car enthusiasts every Wednesday evening between the months of May and September. This popular event gives people an opportunity to bring their classic cars downtown and show off these magnificent pieces of automotive history. We also have a weekly Farmers Market for those who appreciate fresh produce and local crafts. Along with those events will be the annual Autofest Kickoff in August and a special Christmas event in late November. We encourage all Oshawa residents to partake in the variety of events taking place in this vibrant part of the City.
The Downtown Oshawa BIA is proud of the progress that has been made in the downtown, but more needs to be done. The positive evolution of the core is striking with the addition of new businesses, the permanent presence of UOIT students and faculty and the variety of shows and events. We are determined to work with our members, the City and the residents of Oshawa to ensure the downtown continues to offer a positive experience for everyone.
Downtown Oshawa, the heart of our city is beating stronger than ever as a preferred destination to shop, dine, work, play and live. Our downtown core is alive with unique shopping, first class entertainment, fine dining, inviting cafes, activities for the whole family to enjoy and so much more.
Celebrate the exciting renewal of our downtown and all that is has to offer. This is my downtown, make it yours.
Mayor John Henry