Go East and Discover Oshawa! Our newest community, Charing Cross Condos is in North Oshawa, an ever-evolving city in eastern Ontario. Through years of residential development and accompanying infrastructure, it has solidified itself as the most populous city in Durham Region. As it grows, it serves to meet the needs of its residents and offers something intriguing in return: an abundance of retail shops and restaurants, local attractions, vibrant arts and culture, acclaimed post-secondary institutions and so much more.
This year, Oshawa is named one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, according to the latest data from Statistics Canada. The Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) experienced a growth rate of 2.1% in 2020, gaining nearly 10,000 new residents. Why the increasing numbers? More and more people are exiting Toronto on the hunt for larger homes outside a densely populated city, with more space. Amid a global pandemic, where many people have been forced to work remotely, moving out of a crowded city to a smaller one with ample space and opportunities is an attractive prospect.
But what makes Oshawa the NEW place to be? Learn more about why people are choosing Oshawa as their new home:
One of the Smartest Cities in Canada
Oshawa was ranked among Canada’s smartest cities, as it houses multiple post-secondary institutions, located within city limits. Oshawa attracts college and university bound students from across the province and the country, with Durham College, Ontario Tech University and Trent University Durham.
Wildlife reserves, numerous parks and trails, biking paths and beach make up Oshawa’s natural landscape. Oshawa strikes a balance between being a burgeoning city and protecting its natural environment, with the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and Second Marsh Wildlife Area among its protected areas. Its parks and trail system cover almost 410 hectares of parkland in Ontario, providing residents and visitors with refreshing outdoor experiences where you can explore nature in your own backyard.
People to see, things to do! This growing city boasts everything from thrilling entertainment to vast shopping opportunities to some of the most delectable culinary venues in the region. It’s a city where you’ll always find somewhere to go on your Friday evenings and something to do on your Saturday afternoons. The Robert McLaughlin Gallery for art, Wildfire Steakhouse for dinner, Doors Open Oshawa for exploring the city – the list goes on and the possibilities are many.
Oshawa is a connected city. With vast public transit and established roadways connecting you to the GTA or beyond, it’s an easily accessible city. Highways 401 and 407 make driving in an out of the city seamless, connecting commuters and residents to nearby Pickering and Bowmanville, but also to Markham, Toronto and more. GO Transit operates in Oshawa, as well as local city buses and the Greyhound make travel easy. Oshawa is also home to an expanded healthcare industry, with Lakeridge Health as one of Ontario’s largest community hospitals, the Oshawa Clinic and Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network (LHEARN).
With so much to offer new homeowners, Oshawa is the place to be. It’s safe, accessible and affordable for new homeowners looking to plant some roots and have enough space and convenience to do it. This is an Oshawa for a new generation – a changing city, a great place to find work and the perfect spot to call home. Experience a city on the rise with more to offer than ever before: A vibrant downtown, beautiful greenspace, a unique culture and so much more. Where you’ll never have to decide between living an urban lifestyle and exploring the region’s natural countryside – Oshawa is a place to grow for you and your family.
Discover Oshawa and your new home at Charing Cross Condos. Visit www.charingcrosscondos.com for more information about this thriving community.