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The Downtown Oshawa BIA was first formed in 1974 to help beautify and promote the downtown. Throughout the years, we have worked with the City and other stakeholders to beautify, promote and advocate for the downtown. Represented by a Board of Management, the Downtown Oshawa BIA is designated under a municipal by-law and legislated by the province of Ontario. It is designed to be a self-help mechanism that provides the tools and resources necessary to promote and beautify Oshawa’s Downtown.Committees.

The changes to downtown Oshawa over the past two years have spurred a new focus on Oshawa and the downtown. Recently voted the top place in Canada to find employment, there is a renewed interest in investing in our downtown. Oshawa has over $120 million being invested in the downtown. Our downtown core boasts two new fully accessible hotels, a future convention centre, the historic Genosha Hotel is currently being converted to residential units while maintaining its original glory.

Oshawa is rapidly becoming a destination location. With an emerging music culture, Oshawa has something happening every day. Both the GM Centre and The Regent Theatre host a variety of concerts and other events throughout the year. The Oshawa Music Hall, The Moustache Club, and other venues bring in a variety of local and national bands. Get more information