Region of Durham

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Oshawa City Centre

Downtown residential areas are experiencing a renaissance. Walkability, access to transit, services, restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues are appealing factors that are influencing many (particularly millennials) to live in the downtown cores of their municipalities. Currently, a number of major residential developments are underway in the downtown Oshawa area. The photo (from the City of … Continue reading

Workshops for Newcomers

Every month, the Pickering Welcome Centre hosts workshops and programs for newcomers. Learn about two new workshops being held in June. CPP and Old Age Security Newcomers, do you have questions about Canada Pension Plan (CPP) or Old Age Security (OAS)? Visit the Pickering Welcome Centre on June 12 between 11:30am-12:00pm. Click for more information. … Continue reading

GO Train Lakeshore East

An Economic Impact analysis shows potential for more than 21,000 jobs centred around four new GO train stations. The proposed GO train lakeshore east extension through central Oshawa to Bowmanville, with four new stations, would unlock both development and re-development opportunities of more than 60 sites. Click to read the City of Oshawa article.   … Continue reading

Be You, You Belong

The Be You, You Belong initiative aims to help parents and caregivers of children under six-years old in Ajax and Pickering connect with local services that support healthy child development. Enter the “Be You, You Belong” contest for a chance to win a $50 Indigo gift card. Click for details and contest rules!   Read … Continue reading

Get Flood Ready!

Are you emergency ready? Save yourself time by having a plan and prepare-to-go kit. Take some time to write down what you are going to do in an emergency. Include children, seniors, and pets in your plan. For anyone with disabilities or special needs, the federal and provincial governments also offer guides for your emergency … Continue reading

Durham Live

Have you heard of the landmark development happening in Pickering?   Durham Live will house a casino, a 5-star hotel, a convention centre, an indoor waterpark, performance venues, a film studio, an office tower and much more. Durham Live will become the premier entertainment and tourism district east of Yonge Street – one of Ontario’s … Continue reading

Special Advisors in Durham

The Ontario government is going ahead with a review of regional government — Durham is one of the municipalities under review. To ensure that regional governments are working effectively and efficiently, Special Advisors Michael Fenn and Ken Seiling will review the following regional governments: Halton, York, Durham, Waterloo, Niagara, Peel, Muskoka District, and Oxford County), … Continue reading

GM Closure – 2500+ jobs lost

It’s the end of an era for General Motors in Oshawa. A restructuring plan to focus on electric and autonomous vehicle programs has prompted the closure of the GM plant in Oshawa – currently employing more than 2500 people. It is a huge disapointment for residents in the community. Oshawa has had a long history … Continue reading

Pickering City Centre

In October 2018, a vision for Pickering’s City Centre was revealed. The downtown will be transformed with a new arts centre, a new library, a combined youth and senior centre, three condominium towers, and a hotel – all connected via pedestrian-friendly walkways. The City of Pickering, Pickering Town Centre (PTC), Cushman & Wakefield, and CAPREIT … Continue reading

Oshawa is Intelligent!

Recently, the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) released comprehensive rankings of intelligent communities grouped by population – Oshawa was part of the top 10! The Intelligent Community Forum is a global network with a think tank at its core. The Top 10 Intelligent Communities By Population provides a useful guide to the relative strengths of communities. … Continue reading